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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...
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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...
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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....
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NIU’s office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development is offering three separate destinations for students interested in participating in Alternative Spring Break trips next March. Students can help rural Kentucky residents renovate their homes, tend to wildlife in Oklahoma or help children in Louisiana. Whatever the students decide, they will feel accomplished, connected and a...
Willie J. Kimmons
As thousands of NIU alumni return to campus this weekend for Homecoming, it is unlikely any will bring and voice the positive messages of two-time alum Willie J. Kimmons. Young people! Study hard! Stay in school! Say no to drugs! Say no to sex! Say no to strangers! Aim high! Think big! You can be anything...
Monday’s Columbus Day open house brought a familiar sight to the NIU campus, at least for those students, faculty and staff who are here during the summer months. Courtesy of the energetic staff of NIU’s Orientation & First-Year Experience, high school students and their families —  usually including parents and sometimes siblings, grandparents, cousins and others — descend on campus...
Scot Schraufnagel
by Scot Schraufnagel, assistant professor, NIU Department of Political Science The Nov. 2 general election is fast approaching and will actually arrive on the NIU campus sooner than Election Day. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Thursday, Oct. 21, students, faculty, staff, and other DeKalb County residents will be able to vote early in Gallery Lounge on the main...
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Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public talk next week on the NIU campus. Djalal’s presentation, titled “Indonesia’s Democratic Development:  Lesson for Transforming Societies,” will focus on progress in building and strengthening democracy in Indonesia. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Capitol...