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Jane Adeny Memorial School
It might take a village to raise a child, but for hundreds of young girls in rural Kenya, it also takes the commitment of two NIU professors who this year are honored as the 2016 Presidential Engagement Professors. Teresa Wasonga and Andrew Otieno are a husband-and-wife team whose accomplishments include building and supporting a school...
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Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program will present “Taste of Asia” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road. Taste of Asia will highlight the diversity among Asia though food, dance and music. Visit each student organization’s table to get a taste of Asian culture. As...
Book cover of “The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History” and Andy Bruno
History professor Andy Bruno has a new book out that sheds light on the experiences of Soviets with the Arctic environment. During a reception celebrating its publication, Bruno will deliver a talk on the book, titled “The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History” (Cambridge University Press). The reception begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday,...
NIU hosted faculty from the Anhui University of Finance and Economics (AUFE), mainland China, during the fall 2015 semester. The International Training Office was instrumental in designing and administering the program for the delegation of six Chinese scholars, which was focused on cultural exchange and professional development. Because of this focus, the International Training Office...
“Education should be a right, not a privilege.” Members of NIU’s Northern Lights Ambassadors and Zeta Sigma Chi agree with this statement – and, to demonstrate their commitment, are collecting donations and raising money for an all-girl boarding school in Kenya. A pair of NIU professors – Teresa Wasonga (College of Education) and her husband,...
NIU International Affairs has announced a record 11 Cobb Fellowships this year. The fellowships will allow NIU faculty to establish new collaborations through travel to international destinations, including China, Kenya, Israel, Madagascar, Myanmar and South Korea. “Cobb fellowships stimulate collaboration across borders to facilitate faculty research and long-lasting partnerships,” says Brad Bond, dean of the...
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Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program will present “Sacrifices Our Parents Make” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. As part of this presentation, students will have the opportunity to create a video highlighting the many ways their parents have made sacrifices for them. The...
When NIU hosts the annual conference of Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, this year with a theme of “Reshaping Latino Access to Higher Education: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities,” two milestones will take place. Coming to campus Friday, April 29, the event is the first to take place outside Chicago – and, of course, it...
OHANA and organizers of Asian American Heritage Month will host contemporary artist Laura Kina to discuss “Uchinanchu: Painting Okinawan Transpacific History and Heritage.” Kina, professor of art, media and design at DePaul University, will present at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. All students, faculty, staff...
Katie Hilborn
Individuals impacting the social space once again headline this year’s Social Impact Summit at NIU. This year’s theme is “Human Impact … Change One Life.” The summit takes place Friday, April 8, at the NIU Barsema and Alumni Visitors Center. Katie Hilborn, founder and director of Global Orphan Prevention, will deliver the keynote presentation. Hilborn’s...
“Judith and Holofernes” by Donatello, 1455-1460
Judith Testa, an NIU Presidential Teaching Professor Emerita, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, on “Webs of Desire and Violence: Power Politics and Sexual Politics in Three Works of Florentine Renaissance Art.” Part of the 2015-16 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History series, the presentation will take place in Room 102 of...
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Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program will facilitate a a presentation on Hmong culture and celebrate March birthdays at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Learn the journey of Hmong natives as they immigrated to America. Discover how the Hmong community maintain culture and identity...
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