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College Grind
In response to usage data collected over the past year, the Division of Information Technology is adjusting computer lab hours. This summer, only the College Grind in the Holmes Student Center and Founders Library Lab on the third floor will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The labs in the School of Music, Graham Hall...
Sounds of Austronesia
Founders Memorial Library presents “Sounds of Austronesia: Boat lutes, Zithers, and Bamboo Nose Flutes of Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and Oceania” through April 30. Austronesia is a region of the world based predominately on a linguistic and cultural framework. Encompassing much of maritime Southeast Asia and the Indian and Pacific oceans, the Austronesian diaspora is...
Photo of canned goods
Still owe money for overdue library materials? University Libraries is running a Food for Fines program for all NIU undergraduate and graduate students from Monday, April 13, through Friday, May 1. Each non-perishable item donated to the library during this time is worth $1 off library fines and fees – up to $20 maximum altogether....
Photo of a Newfoundland
Final exams begin Monday, Dec. 8. To help NIU students soothe their nerves while hitting the books, Founders Memorial Library will bring two Newfoundland dogs to the inner lobby near the escalators. Gentle giants Esther and Shurlee will visit with students from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. These certified therapy dogs and are...
Photo of a yellow highlighter on an open text book
University Libraries is asking faculty and instructional staff to place extra or teaching copies of their at Print Reserves. Library staff recognize the sometimes prohibitive expense of textbooks and want to ensure that those costs do not stand in the way of NIU students receiving the education they deserve. To those professors and instructors who...
“Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar and its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia.”
Founders Memorial Library is home this month to an exhibit titled “Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar and its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia.” The exhibition, curated by anthropology graduate student Anthonie Tumpag and co-sponsored by the Asian American Center, is located on the fourth floor in the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia...
You Are What You Eat
NIU’s Regional History Center invites all faculty, staff, students and the public to a grand opening reception for “You Are What You Eat: Cookbooks as Ingredients to Shape Identity and Community.” The event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Room 400 of Founders Memorial Library. Light refreshments will be...
Photo of a hand holding a magic wand
The Friends of NIU Libraries is hosting a panel discussion on fantasy fiction. The program, which is titled “Fantasy Fiction: Ask the Real Wizards,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Rare Books and Special Collections on the fourth floor of Founders Memorial Library. The discussion will be geared for a wide...
Founders Memorial Library sign
Dozens of students, faculty and staff come every week to the Division of Information Technology’s Contact Center, located in the Telecommunications and Security Building. It’s there that they seek help from the Mobility Support team. “Can you help me get NIU email on my phone?” “I just got this new tablet – how do I...
Poster of NIU mascot Mission in front of library books
NIU’s mascot Mission visited Founders Memorial Library in July to pose for a READ poster, which is now hanging in the Leisure Reading Area on the third floor of the library. Mission found several interesting titles on the shelves and posed for photos in Regional History and University Archives. Come in to see Mission’s poster and...
John Rey
DeKalb Mayor John Rey is the guest speaker Wednesday, June 25, at the Friends of NIU Libraries Annual Meeting and Ice Cream Social. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. Parking is available in the lot on...
Close-up photo of sheet music
The Friends of NIU Libraries invites the public to attend “American Social History Through Sheet Music” with Lee Schreiner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The event will be held in the Staff Lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the...
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