Cheryl Porter, a Chicago native who studied opera in the NIU School of Music from 1990-1995, went to Italy in 1996 to “further [her] studies in music and opera.” She tells Public Radio International’s Carol Hills that she had no idea there was “so much love for gospel and jazz and R&B” in Italy. (more…)
Mike Rea, associate professor of sculpture in the School of Art and Design is part of an exhibition titled, “Reveries: Monsters & Melodies” at Globe Dye Works in Philadelphia.
He is co-exhibiting with Roger Allan Cleaves, an artist based in Memphis, Tenn.
View a photo gallery of the exhibition.
For many, retirement is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Some people take that concept more literally than others. Joan Smola, office support specialist in the College of Education, will retire from NIU at the end of June after 15 years. Her plan for retirement is a little different than most. (more…)
Korkut Akacik earned his Master of Fine Arts in animation from the NIU School of Art and Design in 2018. He is currently the creative director at Econ Illinois, a non-profit organization through NIU that has been developing interesting and interactive ways to help Illinois teachers educate students so they are better prepared for their financial futures.
He is also an adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage where he teaches courses in digital animation, digital illustration, Sequential Art and cartooning. He worked for many years as an animator and instructor illustrator in his native Turkey, and in 2007 co-founded Akacik Advertising & Design Ltd. in Istanbul and operated it for more than a decade. (more…)
Renowned jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has been appointed assistant professor of music in the Northern Illinois University School of Music. He will teach jazz guitar and improvisation in the school’s Jazz Studies Program. (more…)
Registration is open for NIU Percussion Camp, as part of our annual Summer in the Arts at Northern series. The College of Visual and Performing Arts invites middle and high school students to explore the amazing world of percussion this summer. (more…)