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An informational meeting about study abroad opportunities in Ireland is scheduled for 4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Watson Hall 323. NIU undergraduate and graduate credit is available in communication and English; undergraduate credit is available in history. Students can study at Dublin City University and examine Ireland’s role in international culture via...
Logo of the 2010 MAC Championship
The Huskies have clinched the Western division and are headed for the MAC Championship. The championship game will take place Friday, Dec. 3, at Ford Field in Detroit, and could be the Huskies’ first championship win since 1983. NIU’s Alumni Association will be there to help NIU alumni and friends cheer on the Huskies by sponsoring...
Xavier Silas
Northern Illinois’ furious comeback from an eight-point deficit in the final two minutes of the game fell just short as Xavier Silas’ three-point attempt from the top of the key bounced off the rim with 3.4 seconds left, giving Bradley a 66-63 victory over the Huskies at Carver Arena. The Huskies had a chance at...
Marke Freeman
Senior Marke Freeman scored a season-high 26 points Tuesday as the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team held off a late charge by Western Illinois to win its second straight game, 73-65. The Huskies, who improved to 2-1 on the season, led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Leathernecks (0-2)...
NIU New Music Ensemble poster
The Friends of NIU Libraries and the NIU School of Music invite the public to attend a free New Music Ensemble concert and pre-concert lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in the Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran of the University of Chicago, David M. Gordon of Wheaton College...
Chandler Harnish
Northern Illinois University quarterback Chandler Harnish (Bluffton, Ind./Norwell) earned his third Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Huskies to a 65-30 win over Toledo. The first NIU quarterback to earn the MAC player of the week award three times in a single season, Harnish was also named...
Lauren Wicinski
With an impressive performance during a critical weekend, Northern Illinois outside hitter Lauren Wicinski collected the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week award for the week of November 8-14, the league announced Monday. The honor is the freshman’s fifth this season, which easily surpasses the NIU career record (two) for the award. Three of...
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...
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