News & Events

Announcements for March 31, 2010

  1. Faculty Fulbright Workshop, April 1, 2010
    Interested in exploring a Fulbright Fellowship? The Office of Sponsored Projects, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and International Programs are presenting a workshop about faculty Fulbright on Thursday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. Please join our informal conversation about applying for a Fulbright and participating in a life-changing experience abroad. If you're interested in bringing global perspectives into your courses here in DeKalb, a Fulbright is an outstanding way to gather information and experiences. Jim Collins, Dave Stone and I look forward to seeing you - we also have some great materials from Fulbright, including flash drives, brochures, and even refrigerator magnets. Really! For more information please contact Sara Clayton at 815-753-9526 or sclayton@niu.edu.

  2. The World of Percussion, April 6, 2010
    The Northern Illinois University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Robert Chappell and Grey Beyer, with graduate conductor William Cooley, will present its spring concert at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building on the NIU campus.
    The concert is free, open to the public and accessible to all.  The concert also will be webcast live in high definition for those with high speed internet access at www.niu.edu/music.
    The theme of the concert is the world of percussion as the NIU Percussion Ensemble will perform music from West Africa, the Middle East, Brazil and North America.  The program includes djembe drumming, marimba, berimbau, darabukka, and steelpan music.
    For more information, contact Robert Chappel at (815) 753-7973 or Greg Beyer at (815) 753-7981.

  3. World Music Concert, April 11
    The Annual Spring World Music Concert will take place on April 11 (Sunday) at 3:00 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.  This festival-like concert will feature music and dance from the following cultures:  Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian, the Middle Eastern, Irish, and Pre-Columbian Mexican.  Guest artists including professional musicians who played with well-known groups, such as Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road project will fly in from different parts of the world and the U.S.  Our very own talented NIU students will also be featured in the program.
    This wide variety of musical traditions will provide the DeKalb and NIU community with a fascinating exploration of many different cultures.  Sponsored by the NIU Music School, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the DeKalb Public Library, this concert is free and open to the public.  Children are welcome.  For more information, please contact Dr. Jui-Ching Wang (815) 753-7979 or e-mail: jcwang@niu.edu.

 April 2, 2010