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Huskie women's soccer
The NIU women’s soccer team had something extra to celebrate on their 2010 Senior Day this Sunday, after the Huskies (4-3-0) posted a 1-0 victory over Green Bay (2-4-2) at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex to wrap their non-conference schedule. The seniors combined forces with their Huskie squad to dominate play throughout...
Huskie volleyball team
After dropping its first match of the season on Tuesday against Big Ten Wisconsin to end a school-record 11-0 start to the campaign, the Northern Illinois volleyball team has picked up where it left off by sweeping Youngstown State yesterday and doing the same on Sunday afternoon to Iowa, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23.  “It’s nice for...
For its opening program of the year, NIU Opera Theater presents scenes from two related works: “The Threepenny Opera” and “The Beggar’s Opera.” Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Recital Hall in the Music Building. In 1728, London saw the premiere of “The Beggar’s Opera,”...
Duo XXI - Anna Cromwell (left) and Mira Frisch
The NIU School of Music will host a concert by guest artists Duo XXI (Anna Cromwell, violin; Mira Frisch, cello) at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Music Building Recital Hall. The program will consist of seven new pieces commissioned by Duo XXI, each inspired by something non-musical, such as a painting, a poem,...
Huskie men's soccer
Senior Juan Hoyos scored in the 81st minute to lift the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory Sunday over Gonzaga and give the Huskies the Northwestern Lakeside Classic tournament championship. “It’s always good to get the result, especially against atough team like Gonzaga,” NIU head coach Eric Luzzi said. “They made itdifficult...
Christine Worobec
The work of professional historians isn’t all glitz, glamour and high drama, as fictional accounts such as “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Historian” would lead readers to believe. “It is interesting work, but it also can be painstakingly slow,” says Christine Worobec, who is among the world’s leading historians of tsarist Russia. Worobec has...
Cheng-Hou Lee
The NIU Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Lucia Matos, will present its first concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, located in the Music Building. Selections on the program are Felix Mendelssohn’s “Overture to Die schone Melusine, Op. 32,” Robert Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op....
Brad Harris of Rockford is rocking the harmonica industry to its bluesy foundations – with some help from NIU. Harris, the owner, founder and chief technician at Harrison Harmonicas, has “harp” players from Mick Jagger to Bruce Willis clamoring for his B-Radical harmonica. Manufacturing improvements facilitated by the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology are...
The number of people in poverty in DuPage County has increased by 149% between 1990 and 2008, according to US Census figures.. A report by Candace King, Senior Research Associate in NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies, describes a sharp increase in the need for services such food assistance, homelessness prevention,  emergency financial assistance, medical care,...
Photo of LGBTQ flag
NIU’s Ally Program is a campuswide initiative designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by creating a visible network of allies to the LGBTQ community. The Ally Program creates opportunities for participants to learn about LGBTQ identity and build connections between the broader campus...
NIU-branded presence on Foursquare
This week, NIU joined the ranks of Harvard, Stanford and Cornell – on Foursquare. NIU’s new branded presence on the site went live Tuesday night, just days before their program for universities was announced. Foursquare is a location-based social networking site, mobile phone application and game. Users can “check in” to venues, share where they are...
Seniors of the Huskie women's soccer team
The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team will wrap up its non-conference schedule with a pair of home contests this weekend when the Huskies host SIU-Edwardsville today and Green Bay come Sunday, Sept. 19. The Cardinal and Black will kick-off the weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex at 4 p.m. today against the...