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Cor Cantiamo, a professional choir in residence at NIU conducted by School of Music professor Eric Johnson, will release its second recording Friday, March 11. “Psallite,” co-produced with the SDG Music Foundation (previously Soli Deo Gloria) and linked to its SDG Psalms Project, offers a feast of wonderful singing that embodies the penitential, celebratory and...
Alexis Lamb
Looking to become more independent in your research? Interested in conducting a service learning project? Want to get funding for a study abroad trip or travel to a conference? If you answered yes to any of the questions, then consider applying to either Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) or the Student Engagement...
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NIU’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures has announced its Spring 2016 Brown Bag Series. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches and listen to speakers covering a variety of research topics from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11 Shannon Becker, assistant professor, French “Using Complexity Theory to Explain Language Development: Theoretical and Methodological...
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De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program focuses on providing academic support to increase the retention and graduation rates of Latinas on campus by offering programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. Over the years, De Mujer a Mujer (a translation for “woman to woman”) has created opportunities for Latina college...
Karen Samonds
NIU biology professor Karen Samonds has spent more than two decades piecing together a mystery. Samonds’ field research aims to shed light on the origin and evolutionary history of Madagascar’s modern fauna – and to close a gap in the fossil record. In more than 20 years of researching Malagasy vertebrate species, she has discovered...
OHANA!
Students will celebrate the start of a new semester at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, during the NIU Asian American Center’s “OHANA!” event. All are welcome to join the fun in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Eighty-one percent of respondents agree: When they come to “OHANA!” people know their name! For more...
Thomas Rhoden
Drawing on his Texas roots, NIU student Thomas Rhoden recently released “Texaners,” a collection of eight short stories published by Etoile Solitaire Press. It is the sixth book for Rhoden, a doctoral student in political science. “I’ve spent about a decade in Southeast Asia, but for the last two years I’ve been in Thailand,” said...
NIU College of Law professor Morse Tan was invited to appear with Chicago attorney Rich Lenkov (’95) as a guest on Lenkov’s WGN podcast “Legal Face-Off.” Lenkov and his co-host, Chicago attorney Jason Whiteside, gathered Dec. 17 to discuss Tan’s recent book, “North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises: Narrative and Constructive Engagement.” In...
Abu Bah, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2015 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during the annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week. International Education Week is sponsored by the Division of International Affairs. The...
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Faculty members in the NIU College of Law have entered the conversation on Syrian refugees. Both the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the DeKalb Daily Chronicle and covered the college’s recent panel discussion on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to temporarily close the state’s doors to refugees. Acting Associate Dean Mark D. Falkoff and professors Robert...
OHANA!
Students can enjoy holiday activities and applaud recent accomplishments at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, during the NIU Asian American Center’s “OHANA!” event. All are welcome to join the fun in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Student mentors Audrey Reginaldo, Gabriel Cunanan, Alice Higginbotham will help host the event; students will interact...
...On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ’crost the Bay! – Rudyard Kipling “Road to Mandalay” (1892) In August, a cohort of NIU professors spent two weeks in Mandalay, Myanmar, working with Yadanabon University to lay the foundations for collaborative research projects. Because...
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