NIU's 1st Annual Diversity Ball
An event for NIU students, members, and leaders of student organizations.
The Diversity ball is an open formal gala to celebrate the immense amount of ethnic groups and cultural organizations on our campus. It is dated for Wednesday, November 6th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Duke Ellington Ballroom. Door opens to the Ballroom at 5:00 p.m.
We are excited to confirm our very own 13th President of Northern Illinois University, Lisa Freeman will be in attendance.
For the evening, an extraordinary menu of 10 very diverse hors d'oeuvres will be served by NIU’s Top Chef and will be accompanied by performances from NIU music students including:
A Cello/Piano duo:
“Tres Danzas Latina”s composed by Craig Peaslee:
I. El Nuevo Tango De KT
II. En Un Barco De Tontos
III. Baila Por Tres Pies Izquierdos
Katie Monroy - Cello
Qian Zhang – Piano
“A Steelpan Performance” (Steelpan itself is the national instrument of Trinidad & Tobago)
I. Uptown Funk
II. Two Days to Go
III. Three Little Birds
IV. St. Thomas
Dajhumbay “Sweet Note” Russell
To end the night:
A Salsa and Bachata lesson for everyone.
The goal of this event is to create a unique networking opportunity between campus organizations to embrace diversity. The ball will provide an inclusive environment where these associations can thrive. Through attending this gala, groups will be exposed to different cultures and teams which will help unleash ideas, fuel innovation, and ignite a unique and lasting amity between students that may not have otherwise happen. As a result, creating an engaging dialouge, encouraging and producing future collaboration between organizations, all inspired by the unification and harmony that is The Diversity Ball.
Tickets are $5 with partial proceeds going to NIU’s Huskie Food Pantry
Please register in advance for yourself and other organization members. Tickets are limited.
Just a reminder you should be a leader and member of an NIU student organization(s) to attend.
Please note that the dress for the event is formal. It is a black-tie, ballroom gown or highest level of formal dress you have available affair.
Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115