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“The Destruction of Memory” film first up in the Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series

“The Destruction of Memory” film first up in the Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series

The Destruction of Memory, an 85-minute documentary on the increase in the destruction of culture and artifacts, kicks off the 2019-2020 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series.  The film will be shown, free of charge and open to the public, Tuesday, September 24 at 5 p.m. in room 100 of Jack Arends Hall on NIU’s main campus, followed by a question and answer session with filmmaker Tim Slade. (more…)

NIU honors world-renowned cellist and former faculty member Raya Garbousova, Sept. 25

NIU honors world-renowned cellist and former faculty member Raya Garbousova, Sept. 25

On what would have been her 110th birthday, the Northern Illinois University Libraries and the Friends of the NIU Libraries are hosting an event to celebrate and honor the life of world-renowned cellist and former NIU faculty member, Raya Garbousova, and her contributions to the world of music. Garbousova (1909-1997) was on faculty at NIU from 1979 until 1991 and was instrumental in building the music program by attracting very talented cello students to attend school at NIU. (more…)