Brown bag lectures begin Tuesday

By Northern Star Staff

NIU’s Lifelong Learning Institute’s Notables Brown Bag Lecture Series will begin Tuesday with a lecture on African American people, baseball and the U.S. military.

The lecture series will be held weekly 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Holmes Student Center. The series, featuring presentations by faculty and local leaders, is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch or purchase one at the Holmes Student Center.

The schedule for the fall semester series is as follows:

• Tuesday, Illinois Room: Shortstops and Sharpshooters: African Americans, Baseball and the U.S. Military, 1865-1948

• Sept. 23, Room 505: Bullying in Relation to Athletic Training

• Sept. 30, Room 505: Identity Theft and Computer Fraud

• Oct. 7, Room 505: What is the Role of Women in an Ideal Society?

• Oct. 14, Room 505: Watersheds and National Borders: Resource Conflicts in Jordan, Israel and Palestine

• Oct. 21, Room 505: The Sociology of Animal Crime

• Oct. 28, Room 505: Issues to Consider on Election Day

• Nov. 4, Room 505: Trends in Low-Wage Worker Organizing

For more information, contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming at 815-753-5200 or go to