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Walk With Women Against Violence poster
Walk With Women Against Violence will host a peaceful march Sunday, Nov. 21, to raise awareness of violence against women. All are welcome to gather at 1 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons for a walk through the NIU and DeKalb communities. For more information, e-mail [email protected]
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team fought back from a nine-point second half deficit to beat George Washington, 66-60, giving Kathi Bennett her first win as head coach of the Huskies, Sunday. “The one thing that we showed was heart,” Bennett said. “No matter what the score was, we played on and through. That shows...
Maddie Hughes
Decisively up 2-0 in the match, the Northern Illinois volleyball team could not hold off a determined Central Michigan squad that ran off the final three sets of the contest (18-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-9) on Saturday night at NIU Convocation Center’s Victor E. Court.  “Central Michigan is a really good team,” said NIU head...
Collage of Huskie wrestlers
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team began its 2010-11 season with some solid performances Saturday at the Michigan State Open at Jenison Field House. The Huskies saw many of their veterans, as well as newcomers, make runs in their respective weight classes and place. Overall, NIU head coach Dave Grant was pleased with the effort....
Staci Lawrence (left) as Darcy and Deidra Edwards as Lydia in "Disfigured." Photo courtesy Dialogue Heavy Pictures.
From “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to “The Biggest Loser” to “Dance Your Ass Off,” popular media seems obsessed with achieving a certain idealized body type. In the midst of this weight-obsessed culture, how does one build a positive body image? Is it possible to take ownership of a typically negative label such as “fat” and...
A trio of NIU di-zi performers.
The NIU Chinese Music Ensemble will give a concert performance at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Recital Hall of NIU’s Music Building. Established by Professor Emeritus Kuo-Huang Han in the 1970s, the NIU Chinese Music Ensemble was the first all-American college group in the United States and gave several national and international concert performances from...
Huskie men's basketball
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team opens the 2010-11 season with a home game for the first time in four seasons when the Huskies welcome the Northwestern Wildcats to the NIU Convocation Center tonight. Tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m. as Northwestern becomes the first Big Ten men’s basketball team to play in the 9-year-old...
Huskie wrestling
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opens its 2010-11 campaign in East Lansing, Mich. when the Huskies compete Saturday in the Michigan State Open at Jenison Field House. NIU head coach Dave Grant, who begins his 15th and final season with the Huskies, is excited to get the season under way. “We’ve been training for...
Lesley Rigg
It might take years to become a martial arts master, but it takes only 90 minutes to learn how to combat personal violence. NIU students, faculty and staff are invited to Founders Memorial Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, for a women-focused self-defense seminar. Lesley Rigg, associate professor of geography and a black belt in karate,...
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The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education is administering four different types of grants to support research in and projects for the improvement of instruction in undergraduate courses: Instructional Research and Improvement Grant — up to $1,000 Student-Originated Instructional Research and Improvement Grant (requires a faculty sponsor) — up to $1,000 Microcomputer Software Acquisition Grant...
Flag of Syria
The first NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will make its debut at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. This newly formed world music ensemble is directed by two NIU graduate students in World Music Studies — well-known Syrian-born musicians Abou Agha and Omar Al Musfi —...
Photo of artwork by Jane Brucker
Artist-in-residence Jane Brucker will lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. Bruckers’s work can be seen in the show “INsideOUT!” at the NIU Art Museum through Thursday, Dec. 9. She is a painter, sculptor, poet, video and installation artist interested in spiritual issues. In her work,...
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