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Lindsey Diehl
Sycamore native Lindsey Diehl started her college years at another institution. “I just didn’t love it,” she says, reflecting on her time there. “And so, I thought to myself, where do I see myself being? I’d loved (NIU) for such a long time, so it was an obvious choice, and the best decision I ever...
Kevin Folta
As a Chicago native working for the Plant Innovation Center (PIC) at the University of Florida, NIU alumnus Kevin Folta has a hard time finding a pizza in Gainesville that is on par with those he grew up eating. After failing to find a pizza he liked, Folta took it upon himself to create a...
The Arts Converge
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery is hosting “The Arts Converge: Contemporary Art and Asian Musical Traditions,” a special exhibition that celebrates the creativity of contemporary artists who are working with traditional Asian music, sounds or cultural soundscapes. “The Arts Converge” offers an arena where visual arts media, musical creativity and theatrical performance can merge, the past...
Mary Todd Lincoln
In 1875, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, petitioned to have his mother institutionalized for insanity. Mary Lincoln had no knowledge of her son’s intentions until Chicago police officers showed up outside of her hotel to escort her to the courthouse. For three hours, 17 witnesses testified to Mary Lincoln’s erratic behavior...
Matt Cardwell (left) and Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and chairman of the board at IMO.
Most Ph.D. students in math never think about working for a major corporation or federal agency as part of their program. Doctoral students normally worry about qualifying exams, writing their dissertations and obtaining careers in academia. At NIU, however, students are involved in a unique plan of studies. The Applications Involvement Component (AIC) of the...
Judy Ledgerwood
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is announcing leadership changes at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), as well as in Women’s Studies, the Department of English and LGBT Studies. McCord said anthropology professor Judy Ledgerwood has been selected to serve as CSEAS director. One of only nine federally...
Professor Kurt Thurmaier, director of the Division of Public Administration at NIU in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has succeeded in his quest to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Thurmaier and fellow climbers set out to raise money in conjunction with Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization that he co-founded with...
Shahin Aftabizadeh
When recent developments in Burma once again brought the sometimes troubled country into the headlines, Shahin Aftabizadeh was given the opportunity to speak as an expert on the region. Aftabizadeh, who graduated this May from the master’s program at the Center for Burma Studies, appeared on an online news program called “The Stream.” The program is...
An “audience” watches the site-measuring process at the Nyegina library. Courtesy AFH Chicago.
What do a mountain, a nonprofit organization and the Division of Public Administration at NIU all have in common? Kurt Thurmaier. The director of the division in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is planning to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in June. Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization co-founded by Thurmaier...
Terell Stafford
Under the direction of Ron Carter, the nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert with international jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford and School of Music faculty saxophonist Rich Moore. The music begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free...
A student shows off the Huskie he drew to adorn the cover of his Health Careers scrap book.
Friday nights were like graduation at Stevenson Towers this summer. The cafeteria tables were draped in red and black cloths. Parents arrived after work in sundresses, suits or coveralls and steel-toed boots, on time so they wouldn’t miss dinner and the ceremony. As campers showed off their week’s worth of accomplishments and received their certificates...
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