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Longtime costume designer, advisor, and associate dean Melanie Parks remembered for her talent, style, advocacy and wit

Beloved artist, designer, educator, student advocate and administrator Melanie Parks passed away July 28 after a long battle with cancer. Parks came to the NIU School of Theatre and Dance in 1990 as costume director and taught all of the technical costume classes. In...

Banda NIU receives grant from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation

Banda NIU, an ensemble in the NIU School of Music that honors the tradition of the great Bandas of the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, has received a program grant of nearly $5,000 from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation to support music education outreach activities...

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...

NIU Art and Design and NIU baseball alumnus Tim Kuncis brings sports art to famed locales

When former NIU baseball player Tim Kuncis, ’96, was majoring in art in college, it was not clear how or if he would use his degree. In fact, for the first two decades of his career, he worked in the trading pits of the Chicago Board of Trade before realizing his...
Google Doodle on steelpan has NIU tie-in

Google Doodle on steelpan has NIU tie-in

It's probably not a surprise that when you see an example of steelpan in popular culture that there's a tie-in to the NIU School of Music's Steelpan Studies program. Not only does NIU boast the oldest university steelband in the nation, but there has been an...

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Support NIU during Huskies United June 22-23

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....

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