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With more than 100 nominations received for service on two program prioritization task forces, the group charged with picking final task force members has been expanded to include three additional faculty, one member of the operating staff, one member of the Supportive Professional Staff and one student. Together with the provost, chief financial officer and...
Advising! Matters
NIU’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost will host the second annual Academic Adviser Appreciation Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Special remarks begin at 12:15 p.m. This event in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center will recognize the important role that academic advising plays...
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In appreciation for the effort and involvement of non-traditional, off-campus, and military student populations, Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services and Military Student Services will host several events during the week of April 20. Town Hall Meeting Monday, April 20, 10 to 11 a.m. Holmes Student Center, Sky Room The town hall setting provides an opportunity...
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The NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s Third Onion project will present the world premiere of the play, “Penny” – “a love story that no words could tell,” says its author, Nico Fernandez. Fernandez, a BFA in acting candidate at NIU, is enthusiastic about performing his play. “This is a project that has been with me...
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Opening Thursday, April 23, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance Spring 2015 Dance Concert will feature an iconic work by the world-renowned Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, “Spent Days Out Yonder,” set on and performed by dancers from the school. This performance of “Spent Days Out Yonder” was made possible by a grant...
Rick Springfield
Hey, Rick Springfield fans! The NIU Convocation Center wants to offer all “working class dogs” a little relief from the stress of filing taxes with a Rock’n Tax Day deal. For one day only – Wednesday, April 15 – fans can purchase tickers priced at only $15 to see the Grammy Award-winning pop star appear Friday,...
NIU Cares Day 2014
If the greater DeKalb and Sycamore communities look a little spiffier than normal next week, thank the 800 NIU students who will participate Saturday, April 18, in NIU Cares Day. The students will roll out of bed early and head to 80 different work sites across the county. Many will report to schools across DeKalb...
STEM science camp
Students looking for fun, hands-on ways to explore new careers this summer can register for Northern Illinois University’s summer camps. NIU’s day and residential camps run throughout June, July and August and cover a variety of topics to keep students in elementary school through high school engaged in learning and growing. They also offer students...
Money Smart Week
The Financial Literacy Collaborative/DeKalb County Ca$h Coalition will team again with local community and university partners to again bring a local version of the nationally Money Smart Week program to NIU and DeKalb County. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to promote financial literacy across...
“An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Crown of Thorns)” by Yasumasa Morimura
A slide lecture titled “The Afterlife of Appropriation” is the next program in the NIU Art Museum’s spring educational series. Sarah Evans, assistant professor of contemporary art history at NIU, will speak from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. This lecture examines themes of appropriation in contemporary Eastern...
Swimming
With final exams coming up and summer just around the corner, now is a good time to bolster your stamina. Gabel Pool can offer a good workout in any weather – and it doesn’t always have to be about swimming laps. Water provides 14 times the resistance of air, which engages more muscle fibers and burns more...
Sounds of Austronesia
Founders Memorial Library presents “Sounds of Austronesia: Boat lutes, Zithers, and Bamboo Nose Flutes of Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and Oceania” through April 30. Austronesia is a region of the world based predominately on a linguistic and cultural framework. Encompassing much of maritime Southeast Asia and the Indian and Pacific oceans, the Austronesian diaspora is...
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