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Movie poster for "In the Time of the Butterflies"
NIU’s Latino Resource Center is partnering with Friends of the NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library to host several free events leading up to a visit by Julia Alvarez, author of this year’s Big Read Book, “In the Time of the Butterflies.” The book was chosen by the DeKalb Public Library Steering Committee. DeKalb’s...
Kathy Reichs
Before her real-life experiences captivated audiences in Fox’s hit television show “Bones,” Kathy Reichs shared her knowledge of anthropology as a visiting professor at NIU in 1974. An esteemed anthropologist and a distinguished author, Reichs will return to campus at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, as a guest speaker during the 50th anniversary celebration of...
Clinton Cargile. Photo by Jeff Threewitt.
Every generation has its bold ideas, ideas so powerful that they can change the destiny of an entire town Long before Northern Illinois University was a glimmer in the region’s eye, DeKalb and Sycamore were locked in a heated race over which town would bring railroad service to the county. When DeKalb secured the railroad...
Cover of “NIU Football” by Dan Verdun
Sports journalist and Northern Illinois University alumnus Dan Verdun—author of “NIU Football,” which tells the story of Huskie football decade by decade—will be at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center to sign copies of his book prior to NIU’s home football games on September 21 vs. Eastern Illinois (Huskie Pride Weekend) and October 12 (Homecoming) against Akron. From...
Jaron Lanier – the bestselling author of “You Are Not a Gadget,” the father of virtual reality, and one of Time Magazine’s most influential thinkers of our time – will be the keynote for NIU’s Celebrating Excellence event. The event begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom....
For nearly 50 years, Jonathan Kozol has dedicated his life to addressing the increasingly complex and urgent issues that face public education, including the challenge of providing equal opportunities to every child, regardless of racial origin or economic status. Among the most respected and eloquent writers and speakers on public education, he has had numerous...
Terrance Green
Terrance Green, a nationally recognized speaker and the author of “Becoming an All ‘A’ Student: The Quick and Easy Guide to Getting a 4.0,” will train people to maximize their full potential in every aspect of life during a 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, presentation at NIU. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the Center for...