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HUMAN: The Movie
Filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Now the first volume of his trilogy, “HUMAN The Movie,” will be shown at NIU at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct, 26, as part of NIU’s 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience. The event will take place in...
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Scholars from NIU, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southwestern University collaborate on ground-breaking research study The power of three plus three in a research study has come to fruition as scholars from three different universities in the United States and three different colleges at NIU co-authored a study titled “Borders, Bras, and Battles:...
Eric A. Weldy
These are difficult times for race relations in our country, and I want you to know that I am as concerned about the outcomes of the events in both Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., as you are. I want you to know that I have heard your concerns about issues on our campus and...
A photo of pillars at the Lincoln Memorial
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities invites proposals for presentations at a one-day regional conference on diversity, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville. Highlights of the “Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community” conference include opening speaker David Stovall from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a multimedia presentation on immigration, assimilation and white privilege by...
Brown V. The Badge poster
E.B.O.N.Y. Women and She’s Jazzology T.V. will host “Brown v. The Badge” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. All are welcome. The program will focus on the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Event organizers say participants will discuss the Ferguson situation, including the police force and...
Stanley Arnold and the book cover of “Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970”
When determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform mid-20th century race relations, their inspirations were many. Quakerism. Progressivism. The Social Gospel movement. The theories of scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict. NIU Department of History professor Stanley Arnold explores three of these organizations in his new...
Book cover of “Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Preparing and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers”
La Vonne I. Neal is ready for action. Ready to disrupt cultural disparities in education. Ready to upend the rising numbers of students of color leaving high school without diplomas. Ready to remove institutional obstacles that dissuade people of color from becoming teachers. Ready to enact potentially transformational remedies. The dean of the Northern Illinois...
NIU-DPT-N5K
NIU’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program will host an NIU DPT “Nerd 5K” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The race takes place near the Northern View Community. All proceeds go to KishHealth System’s cancer treatment centers and the NIU DPT Program. Race day events include a DJ, a massage tent, prizes for fastest times in...
MLK 50th logo
Today is an important one in the history of the United States, because it is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was the culmination of decades of struggle for human dignity and civil rights in this country.
Paul Carpenter
Three thousand miles. If you drove that far in one shot it could be done in about 48 hours, but you’d need an oil change. Making the same trip on a bike is a different story. Race Across America (RAAM) brings a whole new meaning to the term “road trip.” Rated as one of the...
Scholar and activist Nolan L. Cabrera will visit NIU Tuesday, Oct. 11, to speak as part of the events for Latino Heritage Month. NIU’s Latino Resource Center, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will host Cabrera from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in...
Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute logo
NIU’s annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute, hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Committee on Multicultural Curriculum Transformation, will take place May 16 to May 20 next spring at the Holmes Student Center. Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, instructors and supportive professional staff are invited to participate in the institute, which assists participants in incorporating multicultural perspectives and content...