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Marissa McGrath
Women’s Studies and anthropology alumna Marissa McGrath (2006) will return to NIU to present “Demystified: Uncovering the Women Who Shaped Our Communities,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The event is free and open to the public. During her presentation, McGrath will discuss her small business, Good Time...
Mosaic
Mosaics are intricate works of art comprised of glass, ceramic tile and other textiles. Fitting each seemingly dissimilar piece of tile to form a stunning composition often takes careful planning and creative ingenuity. This art form is symbolic of the Women’s Studies mosaic project that artist and MFA candidate Danielle Dobies is leading this summer....
Clockwise, from top left: Terry Borg, Rebekah Kohli, Rachel Xidis and Donna Schoenfeld
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Terry Borg, director of external programs in the College of Education; Rebekah Kohli, instructional technology assistant and program coordinator in the NIU Women’s Studies Program; Donna Schoenfeld, director of Health Enhancement; and Rachel...
Kristen Myers
The Women’s Studies Program at NIU has appointed a new director – Kristen Myers. An associate professor of sociology, Myers brings more than 15 years of experience to the position. In her supplementary role at the university, she looks to promote an understanding of gender inequality in the United States and abroad, in contemporary society...
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...
College of Education Dean La Vonne I. Neal
Three alumnae of the NIU College of Education will lead a panel discussion Wednesday, March 21, on “Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment.” Presented in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association, the College of Education Community Learning Series event begins at 5 p.m. reception in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The panel discussion begins at 6...
Artist: Mary Ann Mathus (2012)
March is Women’s History Month, and this year NIU will celebrate with an array of events based on the theme of “Women, Wealth, and Economic Justice.” “Poverty and economic justice are at the forefront of national political debates today as well as key issues globally,” said NIU Women’s Studies Program Director Amy Levin. “I can’t...
Takako Day speaks Tuesday afternoon during the teach-in on the Japanese disaster.
Tuesday’s “teach-in” on the crisis in Japan drew an audience of about 100 students, faculty and staff members who heard a panel of experts talk on a range of subjects, from how worldwide non-governmental organizations (NGO) respond to massive disasters to an account of how the nuclear crisis unfolded. “It was very informational,” said Erika...
Northern Illinois University will hold a “teach-in” on the crisis in Japan, with a panel of experts speaking on topics ranging from tracking earthquakes and tsunamis to the hazards of radioactive emissions. The event, titled “Responding to the Human Tragedy in Japan: Challenges and Complexities,” is free and open to the public. It will be...
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