NIU dancers have arrived in Washington DC

Eleven students from NIU's dance program have arrived in Washington DC to perform in the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Arts this weekend.  The dancers qualified for NCDF with their performance of "ENUF," an...

Sycamore Depot Light Show features work from NIU School of Art and Design students

The Sycamore Depot Light Show is back, featuring the artwork of NIU School of Art and Design students.  Starting at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) Saturday, May 19 the outer walls of the historic Sycamore Train Depot will be lit with artwork depicting the 25 year...

VPA’s Melanie Parks is headed west after 28 years at NIU

Melanie Parks, who has been a part of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts for 28 years, is leaving the university at the end of June for sunny California.  Parks started her NIU career as Costume Director in the School of Theatre and Dance, and taught all of...

School of Art and Design’s Kerry Freedman wins Lowenfeld Award

Kerry Freedman, Professor of Art Education in the School of Art and Design at NIU was named the winner of the 2018 Lowenfeld Award, granted annually by the National Art Education Association and considered the most significant award in the industry. As well as...

Eddie Gomez Trio live at NIU

The NIU School of Music offers a unique opportunity to attend a concert by one of the most accomplished jazz musicians in the business.  The trio, led by the multiple Grammy Award winning Eddie Gomez, is performing in an all-school convocation, Monday, April 23 that...

April showers bring lots of concerts

During the academic year there are always lots of School of Music concerts, but April is always the busiest month, and this year is no exception.  Check out all of the great music you can hear, in person or via webcast over the next few weeks. Boutell Memorial Concert...

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