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When Joe Flynn first heard about the “Hateful Things” traveling exhibition from Ferris State University, he immediately thought that it would be an interesting exhibit for the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU. During the two years that it took to finalize an agreement, he learned more about the exhibit and became more excited about...
Robert Berkhofer, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, will deliver the inaugural Wagner Lecture in Medieval Culture at NIU on “Forgery and Faith in the Liber Traditionum of Saint Peter’s, Ghent.” Berkhofer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Hall 100. During his presentation, he will examine motives for the...
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...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a wine and cheese social from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 403 of Founders Memorial Library). No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an association of library supporters interested in contributing to the...
NOTE: Because of high interest, the venue for this event has been changed to the Regency Room in the Holmes Student Center. Is Chicago truly the birthplace of the skyscraper? And what makes a building a skyscraper anyway? Popular Chicago Public Television host Geoffrey Baer will visit the NIU campus next month to provide those...
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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...
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During the week of Oct. 20, NIU will present a series of lectures, panel discussions and other events to celebrate International Open Access Week 2014. Now in its eighth year, International Open Access Week highlights the potential benefits that open access can bring to scholarly publishing and research. Open access issues have come to the...
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...
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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...
Lynne M. Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections and associate professor, will give a presentation next month on the Open Access to Research Articles Act. The talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. Open Access allows scholarly authors to maintain...
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NIU Libraries are connecting the campus with institutions across the world in a shared discussion around the Open Access movement in celebration of International Open Access Week 2013. With a variety of events and activities scheduled, from workshops and panels to receptions and mash-ups, the week of Oct. 22 promises to be interesting and informative....
Fred Mitchell
Award-winning sportswriter Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune will be on NIU’s campus next month to deliver a talk on “Life Lessons Learned from Sports.” The Friends of the NIU Libraries will host the event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. The event is...
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