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Thank you for supporting the Day of Giving

Thank you for supporting the Day of Giving

Day of GivingThank you for your support of NIU’s first-ever Day of Giving.  NIU raised more than $750,000 in 1895 minutes (to honor the founding of the university nearly 125 years ago), and the College of Visual and Performing Arts totaled the second most gifts of any college in raising more than $50,000 to support students, scholarships and programs.

Thank you, Huskies!

Oona Holtane uses “illustration to tell stories and evoke emotion” and it’s led to a dream summer

Oona Holtane uses “illustration to tell stories and evoke emotion” and it’s led to a dream summer

Oona Holtane

Oona Holtane

Oona Holtane says her love of art and illustration goes back as long as she can remember, when as a three-year old she was watching Disney’s The Aristocats while, “holding a pudding spoon in one hand and a crayon in the other.”  The junior illustration major from Sycamore has been developing that talent ever since, and the results are impressive.

For the second year in a row, one of her works has been selected by the Society of Illustrators in their Student Scholarship Competition.  It was one of only 300 accepted from more than 8700 entries submitted by 2,114 students from 72 colleges and universities. (more…)

Andrew Glendening selected as new director of the School of Music

Andrew Glendening selected as new director of the School of Music

Andrew Glendening, currently the dean of the School of Music and professor of music at University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., has been selected as the next director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University.  Glendening will begin his new post on July 1.  Eric Johnson, professor of music and coordinator of choral activities at NIU has been serving as acting director since the fall, after the previous director, Janet Hathaway accepted the position of acting associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at NIU. (more…)

NIU and DeKalb’s annual art celebration ARTigras returns May 4

NIU and DeKalb’s annual art celebration ARTigras returns May 4

Artigras

ARTigras is an annual event developed by the NIU School of Art and Design in partnership with the City of DeKalb to create a fun and creative celebration of the arts – something new for the area to bring our community together. The first inaugural ARTigras took place in May 2015, hosting hundreds of participants and attendees. We look forward to sharing this annual arts celebration with the NIU and DeKalb community members. (more…)