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“Wickedly funny and intensely dark,” is how director Kay Martinovich describes the upcoming Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance production of Martin McDonagh’s “A Skull in Connemara,” opening Thursday, Jan. 29. Faculty member Martinovich is well-suited to direct a play by an Irish playwright, as she has spent the majority of her professional...
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From Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow and Chief O’Neill’s music to Michael Flatley and mayoral politics, Chicago has a central place in the history of Irish America. Chicago welcomed a very different type of Irish event from April 10 through April 13, as Northern Illinois and DePaul universities co-hosted the international meeting of the American Conference for...
Jeffrey Chown
Board of Trustees Professor Jeffrey Chown, from the Department of Communication, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2012 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during Monday’s annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). A worldwide authority on Irish films, Chown founded NIU’s Media and Culture...
MFA in acting candidates Charlotte Fox (Valerie), Jacob Smith (Jim) and Bill Gordan (Jack) appear in the upcoming School of Theatre and Dance mainstage production of “The Weir” by Conor McPherson.
Within the world of NIU’s next theater production, casual drinking and storytelling turn into a night of haunting revelations. The School of Theatre and Dance will present “The Weir,” a poignant play by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 2, “The Weir” will be performed in the Stevens Building Players Theatre on the DeKalb...
Jeanette Rossetti
NIU nursing professor Jeannette Rossetti will spend the spring semester in Ireland teaching as well as learning about advanced training methods for college-age nursing students learning to care for patients in mental health facilities. During her three-month stay, Rossetti will tour and lecture at Northern University of Ireland at Galway’s School of Nursing and Midwifery....
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Faculty, staff and undergraduate and graduate women students are invited to join Women’s Chorus. Beginning today, the ensemble meets from 4:30 to 6:40 p.m. Mondays in Room 171 of the Music Building. Professor Glenda Cosenza is the director. No audition is needed; women must be able to carry a tune and enjoy singing lovely music,...
Jeanette Rossetti
Jeanette Rossetti has become the fifth nursing professor from NIU to receive a prestigious Nurse Educator Fellowship Award from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Rossetti, who teaches courses in mental health nursing in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, is among the fourth class of a program created to ensure the retention of...
Timothy G. McMahon
Northern Illinois University will welcome a leading expert on the Emerald Isle to campus for the 2011 Irish Studies Lecture — appropriately scheduled in the wake of St. Patrick’s Day. Timothy G. McMahon, a professor of history at Marquette University and one of the leading Irish historians in the United States, will deliver his talk...
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An informational meeting about study abroad opportunities in Ireland is scheduled for 4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Watson Hall 323. NIU undergraduate and graduate credit is available in communication and English; undergraduate credit is available in history. Students can study at Dublin City University and examine Ireland’s role in international culture via...