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Crystal Lake native Sarah Chung represented the U.S. and NIU during the 2016 Paralympics held in Brazil. For the 27-year-old judo athlete, taking part in the Rio de Janeiro summer games was an “indescribable” event that she will always remember. “The atmosphere of the athlete village and competition venue can be described as electric,” Chung...
Joan Allen, NIU alumna and star of ABC’s “The Family.”(Photo used with permission)
After decades of film work, actress and NIU alumna Joan Allen is relishing the experience of her “kind of, sort of” first television series. Allen, theatre arts ’89, starred for one season in the HBO series “Luck” and for six episodes of the AMC series “The Killing.” But “The Family,” airing at 8 p.m. CST...
Lori Henriques
NIU alumna Lori Henriques will be sitting among famous musicians at this year’s 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday because she is a star in her own right as one of five nominated for Best Children’s Album. Her album, “How Great Can This Day Be,” by Human Puppy Records, has already been chosen as a Parents’...
Marishonta Wilkerson
The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, has awarded one of its 2015 Post Graduate Legal Fellowships to Marishonta Wilkerson, a 2015 graduate of the NIU College of Law. During the one-year fellowship, she will work at the school’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford. “Marishonta had already...
Monica Zappa
Monica Zappa moved to Alaska five years ago because of her love for dogs and the mountains. Now she’s speeding across mountain ranges and desolate tundra with temperatures below freezing in an attempt to win the Iditarod, Alaska’s grueling 1,000-mile trek. The 31-year-old is among 78 participants who signed up for the 43rd Iditarod, which...
Frances Whitehead
NIU will bestow an honorary doctoral degree this winter to Frances Whitehead, a civic practice artist and professor of sculpture and architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Whitehead will earn her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the NIU Convocation Center....
Cover of Backstage magazine
NIU School of Theatre and Dance alumna Charlotte Kate Fox (MFA ’13), who’s hit it big in Japan, is the cover star of the current issue of Backstage magazine. “When Fox submitted for the role of Ellie in the Japanese television drama ‘Massan,’ about the founder of Japan’s whiskey industry, Masataka Taketsuru, and his wife,...
Karen Conti
The NIU College of Law will welcome national media expert and commentator Karen Conti as she speaks on “Why Lawyers Should Talk to the Media.” This program will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall and will be followed by a reception. Conti, who...