Weekly events: Week of Jan 11


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Free Temporary Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Sites in DeKalb County: Illinois Department of Public Health, DeKalb County Health Department and NIU have partnered to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday in the Convocation Center parking lot. 


From the Mind of Ellen Roth Deutsch: The NIU Art Museum will host an art exhibit showing the Mind of Ellen Roth Deutsh who tackles experiences of sexual abuse, depression, illness and death through imagery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The art exhibit is open until Feb. 26. 

Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selections of Drawings and Books: The NIU Art Museum will host an exhibit containing illustrations from books by Landis Blair, whose stories contain elements of taboo nihilism and whimsy. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Feb. 26.

Storied References: The NIU Art Museum will host a group exhibition curated by invitation from a national call for entry featuring artwork that grapples with the harsh truths of contemporary reality while employing familiar narrative motifs found in oral traditions, fairy tales, fables, myths and legends. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Feb. 26.

LinkedIn Rockstars Live:  New Year, New Opportunities: Career Services will host a LinkedIn workshop geared towards students to help them transform their personal brand. The event will be hosted from 2 to 3 p.m. at the following link. Contact careerservices@niu.edu for more information. 


STEM Café: Into the Nanoworld: Enabling Technologies of the Future: NIU STEAM will host a Stem Cafe for an introduction to the what, why and how of nanotechnology with NIU Associate Professor of Engineering Venumadhav Korampally. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Judith Dymond at jdymond@niu.edu for more information. 


How to Avoid Plagiarism: The University Writing Center will host a virtual workshop on how to examine what plagiarism is, how it happens and the academic consequences. The event will be held at 4 p.m. virtually, and registration is required. 

Outdoor Adventures Weekly Thursday Crate Climb: Outdoor Adventures will host a weekly crate crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rec Center. Registration for a 20-minute session is required. Contact outdooradventure@niu.edu for more information.


Dr. Mark Schuller’s Book Launch; Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe: Five of NIU’s leading scholars in an array of fields will join a discussion with the author, to discuss the book. The virtual event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Jasmine Ivy at jivy1@niu.edu for more information.