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Day 13 – Jet setting back to England: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 15, 2019

Hello! Today was another early morning, or late night depending on what kind of person you are. We got up at 3 a.m. to head to the Dublin airport for our flight back to England. Most of the day was spent in limbo traveling. But as I was scrolling through...

Nadia Ramos, freshman medical laboratory science major, studies using flashcards Oct. 14 in the Founders Memorial Library Cafe. 

Durbin: Bill could lower textbook costs

By Keith Hernandez | October 15, 2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) reintroduced a bill last week that could save higher education students millions of dollars in textbook costs.The Affordable College Textbook Act would encourage universities to support pilot programs that create digital...

Freshman dance major Zoe Zuleger (left) and sophomore dance major Stephen Blood rehearse for the spring dance concert on Thursday. The dance concert debuted on Friday with six dance sets which included alumni and students.

Theatre and Dance’s spring concert fuses genres

By Deanna Frances | April 27, 2015

This year’s Spring Dance Concert featured live music and a variety of dance genres, including ballet, contemporary and structured improvisation.The NIU School of Theatre and Dance students performed their annual dance concert Friday at Huntley Middle...

Shannon Spicer performs “Vamp Venom Venus” before this year’s
Art For Life, Saturday.  The event raised funds for research and
health care for those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Dancing for a cause

By Jerene-Elise Nall | October 2, 2011

Since 1996, Art For Life has used creativity as a tool to raise both funds for and awareness of HIV and AIDS. The show has been running for close to 15 years, and Art For Life continued its long history of exciting and educating audiences for a great...