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Christopher Markle
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News Release

Contact: David Booth, NIU School of Theatre and Dance
(815) 753-1337

September 2, 2008

NIU School of Theatre and Dance to host
memorial gathering for Christopher Markle

DeKalb — A memorial gathering will be held in the honor of Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance professor Christopher Markle at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the O’Connell Theatre.

Markle passed away this summer at the age of 53.

Markle started at NIU in 1998 as a teacher and as the artistic director of the school’s professional company, SummerNite. In 2004, he was promoted to “head of performance.” He was a beloved member of the NIU family.

“There will be people from Professor Markle’s past who will speak about his work,” said Alexander Gelman, director of the NIU School of Theater and Dance. “The evening is planned as a celebration of Christopher Markle’s life.”

The memorial service is open to the public. For additional information, contact the School of Theatre and Dance administrative office at (815) 753-8269.

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