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NIU’s First Year Composition Program will host its ninth annual Showcase of Student Writing from 3 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The showcase is a platform for hundreds of NIU English students to share their scholarship with the entire university community. Students present their...
Cover of CHOICE
NIU’s English Department is hosting a workshop for graduate and undergraduate students interested in publishing as a career. The event, which is free and open to all in the university community, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, in Cole Hall 106. It will provide one answer to the question, “What can...
Book cover of “The Magic World of Orson Welles” by James Naremore
The NIU English Department will host film scholar James Naremore, Emeritus Chancellor’s Professor at Indiana University, who will deliver a graduate colloquium lecture titled “Orson Welles at 100.” Naremore will offer a retrospective on the career of Orson Welles, who is among Hollywood’s most famous actors, writers, directors and producers. Welles co-wrote, directed and starred...
Arthur and Sue Doederlein
The legacy of two emeriti professors – and their affection for Northern Illinois University – will live on in the form of scholarships for students majoring in the humanities. Arthur and Sue Doederlein joined the faculty of NIU on their seventh wedding anniversary in 1969. That day in September marked the beginning of a passion...
Peer advocates
For the past three semesters, peer advocates have been making a difference in the lives of First Year Composition students at NIU. Peer advocates are sophomores, juniors and seniors who mentor freshman and transfer students in English 103 and 104 classes. Working in a collaborative team with other peer advocates, these mentors provide support through...
Gulsat Aygen
Many educators – Gulsat Aygen included – love to teach the elite learners, those students who continually are tops in their classes and eager to discover even more. But it’s the others in the attendance lists who truly ignite Aygen’s zeal for teaching. “My major goal is creating an intellectual environment where everyone learns, especially...
Melissa Adams-Campbell
Melissa Adams-Campbell, an assistant professor of English at Northern Illinois University, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Schriber Scholar Award. The award, established by professor emeritus Mary Suzanne Schriber, advances studies in women’s literature and language taking gender into account. The award, which also provides funding for graduate students in addition to a...
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The Third Onion, a student-initiated and produced performance program of Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance, will premiere an original play, “The Porno Factory.” Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, and Saturday, March 28, in Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge Theatre. The play stars its author, NIU writing instructor Loren...
NIU Showcase of Student Writing
NIU’s First Year Composition Program (FYComp) will host its eighth annual Showcase of Student Writing from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The showcase is a platform for hundreds of NIU’s English students to share their scholarship with the university and local communities. Last...
Book cover of “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Beloved and celebrated for five decades, not only in print but in cinema, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has crafted a pedigree the envy of most writers. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel served not only as Lee’s glorious debut but her swansong as well; the reclusive author all but disappeared after its 1960 publication while...