125th Anniversary Calendar

CANCELED -  CSEAS Special Lecture: Jennifer Goodlander

“Woman Behind the Shadows: My Journey with Puppets and Tradition in Bali” CSEAS Special Lecture by Jennifer Goodlander Associate Professor at Indiana...

125th Anniversary Celebration Southeast Asian Performing Arts

Due to the coronavirus precautions, this event will be webcast only. No audience will be permitted. This concert showcases selected Southeast Asian...

Crimson Days: The Early Story of NIU  Exhibit Reception

Join us for the opening of the exhibit “Crimson Days: The Early Story of NIU,” which documents the decision to select DeKalb as the home of Northern Illinois...

Constructing the Castle

This panel discussion will investigate the founders of the Northern Illinois State Normal School and the steps taken to bring the school to DeKalb. The...

NIU Week in Chicago

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated in the city of Chicago with a pop-up store, performances by some of our talented students, a celebratory alumni...

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Stop by the ground floor of the Holmes Student Center to eat some cake to celebrate the day that DeKalb was chosen as the location for what became Northern...

River Weaving Exhibit Opening

An informal lecture and discussion while we stroll along the mighty Kish discussing the River Weaving Project, Environmental Art, and the importance of the...

The History of Political Activism at NIU

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, this roundtable discussion will examine the role political activism has played on campus throughout its history...

Diversity Dialogues: Breaking New Ground

As we embrace the diversity that has served as one of the cornerstones of NIU, this Diversity Dialogue will celebrate our modern milestones, including...

NIU Transforms into an Electronic Century

This lecture will explore the evolution of technology at NIU and how it can change the future. Part of the 125th Anniversary Lecture Series

Seven Ages of Man—An Avalon String Quartet Commission

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His...

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Join your NIU colleagues to officially close-out our 125th anniversary year.