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Not every student starts his or her college journey with a specific destination in mind. For those who haven’t declared majors, and for those uncertain about their choices, NIU’s Academic Advising Center is happy to play the role of travel agent. The center’s Exploring Majors Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept....
The Academic Convocation took place on Friday, August 20 at the NIU Convocation Center. Academic Convocation is a formal ceremony to officially welcome and celebrate incoming students to Northern Illinois University. Students learned about the many academic opportunities and campus traditions of NIU. President John G. Peters and members of the faculty and staff celebrated...
NIU Move In Day 2010
It started as a trickle early in the week. Then a steady stream. On Thursday the flow of cars, SUVs, minvans, and even a few RVs would turn into a torrent as students and their families decended upon the NIU campus for Move In Day.
Art Museum
NIU’s Art Museum will open four exhibitions Tuesday, Aug. 24. An opening reception for all four is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. Early fall exhibitions examine the melancholy baroque richness of the autumn season through lushness of materials, color harmony and the aging process.  “The Autumn Leaves,” an aesthetic, historical and socio-cultural...
Founders Memorial Library
A number of changes occurred at Founders Memorial Library over the summer. DVDs/Videos Founders Memorial Library relocated its videos and audio books to a new area that allows library users to browse the collection and checkout items of interest. Thousands of VHS and DVD videos and hundreds of cassette and CD audio books are on...
"CSA children's Choir"
Children ages 8 to 13 who enjoy singing will love becoming a member of the CSA Children’s Chorus. The group rehearses from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room of the NIU Music Building and begins rehearsals Sept. 15. Those interested in joining the choir are expected to reserve times for placement auditions...
"CSA student plays cello"
Applications for need scholarships for the fall semester of the NIU Community School of the Arts are now available online and in the NIU Music Building. Students 18 and younger who want to pursue their study of the arts, but who cannot afford the cost, are invited to apply for financial help through the program....
A daughter and her mother participate in a CSA Prelude class.
The NIU Community School of the Arts invites people of all ages to CSA O’Rama, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Music Building. Families can ask questions about the program, sign up for free sample music lessons, learn more about the Suzuki approach and attend sampler classes. All activities are free and open to the...
  Michael Nicolas, a longtime board member of the NIU Executive Club and an active member of the club’s Board of Directors, has been elected its president. He succeeds Roy Schultz, the club’s outgoing president. Established in 1996, the NIU Executive Club is an organization dedicated to fostering professional and personal relationships among highly successful NIU...
"Sudhir Gupta"
Sudhir Gupta, professor in NIU’s Division of Statistics, has been conferred the prestigious 2010 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) award, an award bestowed annually upon no more than one-third of 1 percent of the association’s membership. The award was presented at an Aug. 3 ceremony during the ASA’s Joint Statistical Meetings held at...
NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer an early-childhood motor development program. The eight-week program for children ages 3 to 6 runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday, Sept. 13, through Wednesday, Nov. 3. The program costs $80 and is held in Anderson Hall. The program curriculum includes learning...
For NIU archaeology students, learning means getting some dirt under your fingernails.