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NIU Center for Burma Studies presents online exhibition “Looking At Women in Contemporary Burma”

NIU Center for Burma Studies presents online exhibition “Looking At Women in Contemporary Burma”

The Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University has launched an online exhibition, “Looking At Women in Contemporary Burma.” It focuses on the evolving portrayal of Burmese women as depicted today by Myanmar artists reflects a politico-cultural milieu in transition between tradition and modernity. After some fifty years under military rule, extreme censorship, and isolation, Burma —also called Myanmar— a vibrant artistic scene has emerged welcoming a new era under the leadership of an iconic womanly figure; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: current State Counselor of Myanmar, and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (more…)

Still time to support Huskies United

Still time to support Huskies United

There is still time to support Huskies United, a day of giving for everyone who loves NIU to show their Huskie pride and move NIU forward. The online giving event is running for a total of 1895 minutes in honor of NIU’s opening in 1895 in this, the university’s 125th anniversary.

Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university make a significant contribution to our students’ success every day. Many impact students’ lives through generous philanthropy. There are four areas of need that you can donate to during Huskies United. You can give to student scholarships, the Huskies United Fund, the Student Emergency Fund and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Retired School of Art and Design faculty member Dorothea Bilder will make a $10,000 gift to the College of Visual and Performing Arts student scholarships when 100 gifts are made to the college through the Huskies United event.

This morning, inspired by the outpouring of support from their fellow Huskies, Carol and Jerry Zar have pledged $100,000 through the Huskies United event to support NIU and our hard-working students! In addition to being proud Huskie alumni and having successful careers at NIU, the Zars’ exceptional commitment and generosity to NIU includes establishing five endowed funds to benefit students and faculty. They recognize the importance of moving forward together during these challenging times.

Giving to the CVPA student scholarships fund helps students like Ina Murphy:

Contributions of all sizes make a difference. Please join NIU to help ensure students’ success. Huskies. Never. Quit.

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Penguin Project choreography

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Penguin Project choreography

The cancellation of the season’s final performances in the College of Visual and Performing Arts had an impact on all students, but for senior dance performance majors Chloe McCoy and Katie Meyer it not only wiped out their final dance performance, but left them in need of finding a show to “tech” as part of their requirements.

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Support NIU through Huskies United June 24-25

Support NIU through Huskies United June 24-25

At 4:25 p.m. the NIU Foundation will launch Huskies United, a day of giving for everyone who loves NIU to show their Huskie pride and move NIU forward. The online giving event will run for 1895 minutes in honor of NIU’s opening in 1895 in this, the university’s 125th anniversary.

Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university make a significant contribution to our students’ success every day. Many impact students’ lives through generous philanthropy. There are four areas of need that you can donate to during Huskies United. You can give to student scholarships, the Huskies United Fund, the Student Emergency Fund and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Retired School of Art and Design faculty member Dorothea Bilder will make a $10,000 gift to the College of Visual and Performing Arts student scholarships when 100 gifts are made to the college through the Huskies United event.

Giving to the CVPA student scholarships fund helps students like Ina Murphy:

Contributions of all sizes make a difference. Please join NIU to help ensure students’ success. Huskies. Never. Quit.

Music alumna Amy Jensen selected as RSO outstanding music educator

Music alumna Amy Jensen selected as RSO outstanding music educator

Amy Jensen, who earned her Master of Music from NIU in 2007, has been named the 2020 outstanding music educator by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra.

Jensen has taught music at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Ill. for 30 years, serving as choir director, music theory teacher, musical theater director and piano teacher.

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra established the outstanding music educator award in 2016 to recognize an outstanding music educator in the community. The award is sponsored by Savant Capital Management and includes a plaque, $250 to put towards classroom supplies, $250 for professional development and two subscriptions to the Rockford Symphony Orchestra’s Classics Series concerts.