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David Taylor
College of Law professor David Taylor will present a Presidential Teaching Professor seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Students Center. The seminar, called “Storytelling as an Effective Teaching Tool,” is an opportunity to hear Taylor share some of his teaching expertise and experience with the...
CSA Sinfonia members play during a recent concert.
Two upcoming concerts promise great music from two high school ensembles in the NIU Community School of the Arts. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building, which is accessible to all. The music is challenging and fun for the students and will be...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Rodrigo Villanueva, and the NIU All-University Jazz Band, under the direction of Ross Margitza, will perform a fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. The program will include the music of Sammy Nestico, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, Victor Young and others. The concert is...
Jeff Dick
Northern Illinois senior golfer Jeff Dick (Sherman, Texas/Sherman) collected the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week accolade for his winning performance at this week’s Bearcat Invitational, the league announced Thursday. Dick fired a career-best seven-under-par at the par 72 Traditions Golf Club to secure the honor. The 2010 All-MAC second team selection torched the northern...
Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Historian Ramón Gutiérrez — an award-winning author and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago — will visit Northern Illinois University later this month to deliver the seventh annual W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture. The lecture, titled “Thinking About Race in a Post-Racial America: From Plessy v. Ferguson...
Laura Vazquez
Far from the stereotypes many people envision, the most common faces of homelessness in the United States belong to women and children. And NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez, partnering with nationally known homeless advocate Diane Nilan, has spent the last four years working to tell their stories. The result is “on the edge,” a powerful...
Photo of musical score
The NIU Philharmonic will combine with the Concert Choir and University Chorus to present Johannes Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Philharmonic is under the direction of Lucia Matos, the Concert Choir under the direction of Eric Johnson and the University Chorus is under the...
Chad Spann
NIU football will look to extend its winning streak to four games when the Huskies host the Bulls from the University at Buffalo during Saturday’s 104th Homecoming celebration. Two of the “outlying” Mid-American Conference schools — Buffalo (2-3, 1-0) on the eastern edge and Northen Illinois (4-2, 2-0) at the west — will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Huskie Stadium for...
Jeff Dick
Senior Jeff Dick (Sherman, Texas/Sherman) added a second individual title to his resume and led the Northern Illinois golf team to a second-place finish Tuesday at the Bearcat Invitational. NIU (873, +9) finished a mere two strokes back of champion Oakland, earning a season-best second place standing. The Huskies posted a 291 in the second round...
Photo of young woman with depression
National Depression Screening Day is held across the country every October.  This screening provides a quick and easy way to check for depression and other mental health issues. Each academic year millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge...
Mauricio Salguero
Mauricio Salguero, clarinet, and Christopher Biggs, electro-acoustic composer, will be the guest performers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. Salguero is a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Jane Carl. He plays clarinet and saxophone and teaches...
Lunafest
The Women’s Resource Center will host the second annual NIU LUNAFEST from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus. LUNAFEST is a fundraising film festival that seeks to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support worthy women’s non-profit organizations....