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NIU’s Division of International Programs is conducting an online survey to keep updated about NIU faculty and staff and their global experiences. The survey is an expansion of the one completed in 2009: Results from that questionnaire have proven helpful when International Programs staff are asked for recommendations of people knowledgeable about a particular country or language. Familiarity with university experts will help...
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye Jr. of Harvard University will present a public lecture at NIU on “The Future of American Power.” A University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Nye will speak from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the auditorium of Altgeld Hall. A reception will follow. Nye’s lecture will...
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Shahran Spears, principal of Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School in DeKalb Community Unit School District 428, is the featured speaker at this year’s International Women’s Day luncheon. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m....
ELS Language Centers (ELS), which opened its DeKalb location last September, will celebrate that milestone with a grand opening event at noon Friday, Feb. 11, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Mark Harris, president and CEO of ELS Educational Services, and Alexandra (Sasha) Zilovic, vice president of North American Operations & Business...
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NIU’s Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta is selling 2011 calendars filled with stunning images from around the world. The calendars cost $15. Phi Beta Delta’s purpose is to address the need on campus for recognition and visibility of the international experience and to serve as a vehicle for the development of academic-based international...
Dwight King (left) and Dino Patti Djalal
The Capitol Room at the Holmes Student Center was nearly full late afternoon Monday, Oct. 18, as more than 150 students, faculty and others gathered to hear an address by Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States. Djalal, who was in Chicago for a speech earlier in the day, came...
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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...
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When NIU graduate student John Parr was studying global history in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005, he learned volumes about the subject and a few things about his native country: the United States. “I learned a lot about English history and British-American history,” the Cary resident said. “I also learned what it means to be...
Parade of Flags
Nearly 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 11th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, from the east side of Huskie Stadium. Participants will march along Lucinda Avenue to the Martin Luther King Commons, where Dr. Awni Alkarzon, graduate assistant in the...
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