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Phillippe Peycam
Phillippe Peycam, director of the International Institute of Asian Studies, will visit NIU at noon Wednesday, March 30, to present “Rethinking Asian Studies in the Global Perspective.” His talk takes place in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. Sponsors include the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,...
NIU’s 2016 World Music Festival is approaching. The NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, directed by Omar al Musfi and guest artist Issa Bolous, will kick off this year’s festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the NIU School of Music’s Recital Hall. Musicians will perform a wide array of traditional and contemporary Arabic and...
Easter 2015 was a double host-family affair at the DeKalb home of Dave Ballantine and Diane DeMers, who shared the holiday with the Haji-Sheikh family and both families’ SEAYLP participants.
Cooking together, relaxing over board games, sharing family stories and making new international friendships. That is the essence of the host family experience, as two NIU families know very well. Chemistry professor David Ballantine and engineering professor Michael Haji-Sheikh – and their families – have hosted more than 50 high school students and adult leaders over...
Members of DREAM Action NIU (DANIU) invite students, faculty, staff and community to join them at noon Thursday, March 24, in the MLK commons for the third annual Coming Out of the Shadows event. Monotone from Elephant Rebellion will provide music. The Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center is the rain location. This event...
Robert Berkhofer, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, will deliver the inaugural Wagner Lecture in Medieval Culture at NIU on “Forgery and Faith in the Liber Traditionum of Saint Peter’s, Ghent.” Berkhofer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Hall 100. During his presentation, he will examine motives for the...
Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer’s doctoral research set out to test a radical hypothesis put forth in the 1970s that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet “collapsed” during the interglacial period that immediately predated the most recent Ice Age, and could again. Confirming past instability of this ice sheet would contribute to growing concerns regarding future collapse and consequent...
OHANA!
Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program will facilitate a panel on spirituality at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Panel members include Venerable Thich Phuoc Tri from Phap Lam Temple in Rockford and NIU students from Muslim Student Association, Secular Student Alliance, Cru, the Newman...
De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program will host its fifth annual Women’s Empowerment Conference from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. The annual conference hopes to inspire young women of color, specifically Latina students in college or high school, to progress in their education...
Movie poster for "In the Time of the Butterflies"
NIU’s Latino Resource Center is partnering with Friends of the NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library to host several free events leading up to a visit by Julia Alvarez, author of this year’s Big Read Book, “In the Time of the Butterflies.” The book was chosen by the DeKalb Public Library Steering Committee. DeKalb’s...
OHANA!
Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program and guest speaker/concert pianist Tereza Lee will present “Being (an Undocumented) American” in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Lee’s story as an undocumented American inspired Sen. Dick Durbin to create legislation for what would later evolve into the DREAM Act. Lee is...
Lilia Fernández
Lilia Fernández, author of “Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago” and associate professor in history at the Ohio State University, will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Fernández will present a paper titled “Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins.” Simón Weffer-Elizondo, associate professor...
OHANA!
NIU Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden will attend the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, to hear about the needs of Asian and Asian American students at NIU. The event takes place in the Capital Room of the Holmes Student Center. Members of the student-led Asian American Center Renovation Committee will...
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