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NIU to present a panel discussion on the impact of stereotypes and caricature in the black community on media and pop culture

NIU to present a panel discussion on the impact of stereotypes and caricature in the black community on media and pop culture

Northern Illinois University presents: “Modern Day Minstel: The History of Stereotype and Caricature in the Black Community and the Effect on Current Media and Pop Culture,” a moderated panel discussion, Wednesday, September 25 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Stevens Buildings’ Corner Theatre (room 249). (more…)

‘Our Lives in Letters’ brings letters from World War II, and their writers, to life

‘Our Lives in Letters’ brings letters from World War II, and their writers, to life

Northern Illinois University will be the home for a one-night performance of an original work created using actual letters between soldiers and loved ones during World War II.  Our Lives in Letters: A World War II Perspective  will be performed in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium, located in NIU’s Holmes Student Center, Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m.  There is no charge for admission. (more…)

NIU alumnus dances his way to principal acting role and cast album

NIU alumnus dances his way to principal acting role and cast album

James Monroe Števko, Chicago native and graduate of NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, is a featured principal on the upcoming original cast album of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. He originated the role of Mendl, under the direction of Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Joel Grey. The album is produced by Grammy nominated producer Rob Sher of Time Life/Warner Bros and will be released August 23 and available on Apple Music and Spotify.

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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!