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Upcoming events feature 1619: The Musical and a Rebuilding Democracy Lecture with the author of The 1619 Project

The campus and community are invited to participate in a pair of free, upcoming events focused on the history and ongoing impacts of African slavery in the United States. The musical 1619: The Journey of a People will be performed at DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre,...

Video: Oscar winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ 1996 return to NIU to talk with students

Oscar winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is best known for directing blockbuster movies like the Back to the Future franchise, Forrest Gump, Romancing the Stone, Castaway, Contact, and more. He won his Oscar for Forrest Gump in 1995, and just a year later he returned...

NIU’s 115th Homecoming is coming up October 3-9

NIU President Lisa Freeman is inviting everyone to attend the university's 115th Homecoming, with a host of events being held October 3-9. https://youtu.be/RTIcvzN0EgM   Dozens of staff, faculty and alumni are hard at work on the week’s events, which will...

Support NIU during Huskies United June 22-23

Show your support for Northern Illinois University by making a donation during this year's Huskies United, June 22-23. Want to learn more? Check out this video hosted by Kate Drury, a BFA Acting candidate in our very own School of Theatre and Dance....
Save the date for NIU’s 115th Homecoming

Save the date for NIU’s 115th Homecoming

It's never too early to make your plans to attend NIU's 115th Homecoming festivities. This year's events will be held from October 3-9. We have the oldest homecoming in the state of Illinois and one of the oldest in the entire nation. There will be even more...

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CVPA alums feature prominently in Netflix’s “Senior Year”

CVPA alums feature prominently in Netflix’s “Senior Year”

The new Netflix movie Senior Year features Rebel Wilson playing Stephanie, who was injured in a cheerleading stunt when she was 17 only to wake from a coma 20 years later and insisting on returning to finish out her senior year of high school and attend her prom. Mary...

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Congratulations to all of our Spring 2022 graduates

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2022 graduates

Congratulations to all of the students in the NIU School of Art and Design, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance who earned their undergraduate and graduate degrees last weekend. Nina Caliendo received her bachelor's degree in music education, and was...

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Free NIU student tickets for Jazz at the Egyptian, Feb. 5

Free NIU student tickets for Jazz at the Egyptian, Feb. 5

DeKalb's iconic Egyptian Theatre hosts the Fifth Annual Jazz at the Egyptian, Saturday night, February 5 at 7 p.m. The concert features the NIU Jazz Orchestra, Jazz in Progress, the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble and the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble. Tickets...

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Father-daughter CVPA alumni score big on Shark Tank

Father-daughter CVPA alumni score big on Shark Tank

What happens when you let Huskies into the shark tank? We found out in March, when Lindsey Valiulis Fleischhauer, ’04, and her father Stan Valiulis, ’84, presented their Totes Babies product to ABC’s critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning...

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Huskie Spotlight: CVPA Dean Paul Kassel

Huskie Spotlight: CVPA Dean Paul Kassel

What year did you start working at NIU? July 1, 2016 Where is your hometown? and where do you live now? Geneva, IL Where did you attend college and what degree(s) have you earned? I attended Miami of Ohio and have a B.A. in communications and theatre. I also have an...

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Thousands Strong kickoff featured several CVPA students

Thousands Strong kickoff featured several CVPA students

NIU's annual Thousands Strong day of giving got off to a great start on Wednesday night thanks to the hard work and talents of several students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The kickoff show was hosted by Kate Drury, a BFA acting candidate and dance...

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