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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...
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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 —...
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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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Looking for a way to get out of the house and stay active as the cold winter weather approaches? NIU Athletics has the perfect solution to shake those winter blues and keep active with the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Center for Joint Care’s free “Get Healthy with the Huskies” program: Fans of men’s and women’s basketball fans...
Maddie Hughes
Northern Illinois volleyball senior libero Maddie Hughes received the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week honor for her remarkable performance during the week of Nov. 1-7, the league announced Monday. “It’s nice for Maddie to be recognized like this by the league,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden, who has seen his...
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball program will hit the Convocation Center hardwood for the first time under new head coach Kathi Bennett at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in an exhibition contest against UW-Parkside. Bennett has been at the reins of the program since being introduced as the program’s ninth head coach in May. Since her hiring,...
Members of the Northern Illinois Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the staff of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management want to see a little more “Huskie Pride” around the Northern Illinois University campus this winter.  Over the next several weeks, SAAC students and NIU Student Affairs & Enrollment Management staffers will be...
Frank Lopardo
Internationally known U.S. operatic tenor Frank Lopardo will present a master class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU School of Music. The auditorium is accessible to all. Lopardo has sun 13 major roles for the Metropolitan Opera, including Pinkerton (“Madama Butterly”), Rodolfo (“La Bohème”) and Nemorino...
Lucia Matos and James Tucker
For its second program of the year, NIU Opera Workshop presents a concert highlighting some of opera’s most colorful characters. Performances are at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the Recital Hall in the Music Building. Included in the NIU cast of characters are the Roman emperor Nero (from Monteverdi’s...
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