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Kye Allums
NIU’s LGBT and Women’s Resource Center will host athlete and activist Kye Allums at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, as a featured presenter for LGBTQ Awareness Month. He will speak in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Allums attended George Washington University with an athletic scholarship to play basketball. In his sophomore year,...
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Maybe it was a roommate who stood up for a member of the LGBT community. Maybe it was a faculty member who incorporated LGBT topics in his or her class. The NIU LGBT & Women’s Resource Center is gearing up for the 10th annual Ally Awards ceremony, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in...
Will & Grace
“Who’s the Fool? Gay and Lesbian Representation in ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘Rosanne’ ” will kick off this spring’s Third Thursday Speaker Series, sponsored by the LGBT Studies Program. Each academic year, the LGBT Studies Program sponsors a series of brown-bag lunch presentations featuring LGBT research or scholarship by NIU faculty members or graduate students. All...
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The NIU LGBT & Women’s Resource Center is now accepting Ally Award nominations for its annual Ally Awards recognition ceremony, scheduled Wednesday, April 9. Ally Awards are a way to recognize individuals, departments, and groups who have done something positive for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. The event is co-sponsored by the...
LGBT and Women's Resource Center
NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center has a new address. Staff spent Thursday moving to the center’s new digs at 105 Normal Road – the building known at the Women’s Resource Center – and will officially open the doors Monday. Throughout the spring semester, the department will operate under the working name of “LGBT...
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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center announces its Fall 2013 Ally Program training, encouraging faculty, staff and students to register. The Ally Program is a campus-wide program designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals by creating a visible network of allies. The program supports the Division of Student...
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NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming will offer Gay/Straight Alliance: LGBTQA Leadership and Activism, a new summer camp for students entering grades 9 through 12. Scheduled from Sunday, July 7, through Friday, July 12, the camp represents an opportunity for lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, transgender-, queer-, questioning- and ally-identified high school students who...
In the spring of 2003, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center opened its doors. Since then, the center has offered a safe space for all NIU students to find a sense of community. The staff members continue to make an impact on educating the NIU campus on LGBT topics and provide a variety of...
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NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is seeking applications for its annual Joseph Harry Endowed Scholarship. The endowment for the Joseph Harry Scholarship Program was established through the generosity of the namesake professor, who taught in the NIU Department of Sociology from 1977 to 1998. During that period, he conducted considerable research in the...
NIU’s Andrea Drott receives the Outstanding Advisor Award from Edward H. Hammond, president of Fort Hays State University and chair of the BACCHUS Network Board of Trustees.
Andrea Drott, interpersonal violence prevention health educator in Health Enhancement, recently was awarded the Outstanding Advisor Award at the 2012 BACCHUS Network General Assembly. Drott supervises the Pause Off! Peer Theatre Troupe, a group of undergraduate students who provides educational presentations regarding healthy relationships, interpersonal violence prevention and safer social habits to NIU students in...
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October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) History Month, and NIU’s LGBT Resource Center will celebrate by hosting and co-sponsoring several events. Events begin Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the the fourth annual “You-Are-Loved” campus-wide chalking campaign. Uplifting messages aimed at combating hateful language used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community will be displayed. “Trans...
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NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center announces its Fall 2012 Ally Program training, encouraging faculty, staff and students to register. The Ally Program is a campus-wide program designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals by creating a visible network of allies. The program supports the Division of Student Affairs...
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