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Josh Wilber
Huskies punter Josh Wilber was named the MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week after turning in one of the best performances of his career in NIU’s 28-22 loss at Illinois. Wilber, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 49.0 yards on a career-high five punts. He had three punts over 50 yards with punts of...
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LUCY — Let Us Connect You — is the 24-7 service available from Information Technology Services that connects to everyone at NIU. Whether you’re looking to call a student, faculty, staff or even a department, LUCY’s got your number. And, although LUCY has been around for a few years, the system recently was upgraded. If you have not...
Coach Jerry Kill
NIU football coach Jerry Kill was on the sidelines Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign despite spending much of the week in a Chicago hospital. Today, the coach issued a thank-you note to all the fans and friends who have wished him well in the last week. “I want to thank everyone who has reached out to...
Huskies vs. Illini
Champaign, Ill. – The Northern Illinois Huskies went toe-to-toe with another Big Ten Conference foe Saturday, battling in-state foe Illinois down to the final play at Memorial Stadium in Champaign before falling to the Illini, 28-22.  Northern Illinois fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss while Illinois improved to 2-1 and earned its...
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...