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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.
The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the world – have registered. More than 100 papers in a wide variety of...
Reavis Hall
The 27-year-old roof at Reavis Hall will undergo a complete replacement as construction begins Friday, Sept. 28. The roof, originally installed in 1985 with an expected life span of around 20 years, is approximately 18,400 square feet and consists of a single-ply, EPDM-ballasted rubber membrane. According to the university’s Division of Finance and Facilities, roof...
NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continues to receive critical acclaim from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM). The Jack Olson Gallery earned an IAM Superior Achievement Award in the exhibitions category for “Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art.” The exhibition was co-curated by Peter Van Ael, Olson Gallery/Museum Studies program coordinator,...
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...
Can a few lines on a scuffed up scrap of paper really hold the key to changing your life? Yes, they can, says NIU alumnus John Brandon, but only if you remain open to the opportunities they might present. While attending Drew University, Brandon picked up a flyer for the “Princeton in Asia” program, which...
Briana O'Halleran learns to use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
Chances are good that passersby who walked near Davis Hall or the NIU Transportation Center during the week of June 11 did a double take. After all, it’s not every day that 21 NIU students in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Tyvek® suits, practicing the proper handling of hazardous materials and simulating work on...
Photo illustration of climbing the career ladder
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected 11 recipients for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. After the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards became an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord will present the awards Friday, Oct. 12,...
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...
Jenelle McCalla and Jenner Sio
Northern Illinois senior Jenner Sio and junior Jenelle McCalla were named to the 2012 Capital One All-District Track & Field/Cross Country team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. Sio graduated this spring with a 4.0 GPA in nursing, while McCalla has a 4.0 GPA in psychology. This marks the fourth time in...
Allie Parthie and Kelsie Passolt
Northern Illinois University women’s golfers Kelsie Passolt and Allie Parthie were selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday. “Kelsie and Allie both did a great job of balancing high-level performance on the course with academic success,” said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. “Sheer desire doesn’t work alone as they put...
Photo of diverse hands holding globe
NIU is looking for dedicated and motivated students interested in having fun this summer and learning about global leadership and philanthropy. A new opportunity this year – the Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp – will provide a quality college learning experience to a select group of students. Scheduled from Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20,...
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