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NIU New Music Festival 2013
There is something for everyone during this year’s NIU New Music Festival! Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gregory Beyer, and in collaboration with School of Music professors Geof Bradfield and Ryan Muncy, the festival will bring to campus two sets of guest artist ensembles and will offer three very different programs for audiences Tuesday,...
Attendees can view the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs every August when Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Image courtesy of NASA.
Dean Martin had it right when he crooned “That’s Amore” – wine, stars and Italian food are a magical combination. Join STEM Outreach at Acquaviva Winery for the next STEM Café to enjoy the meteors, the moon, the menu, and, of course, NIU experts on astronomy. “Star Gazing at the Winery” will take place from 7:30...
STEMfest SF Teen Read logo
In science fiction, aliens don’t always look like little green men or the beehive-coiffed vixens Captain Kirk usually encounters in Star Trek. In Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran’s graphic novel “Orbiter” – the October selection for the STEMfest SF Teen Read – humans encounter life forms that truly are alien. Ten years after the demise...
NASA image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis
This summer, NIU’s STEM Outreach is hosting a series of free family events that celebrate all things space.  Amateur star gazers and constellation connoisseurs alike will appreciate talks led by NIU experts on everything from the geology of the moon to the history of the space shuttle. The series blasts off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June...