Paul Gill, who lectured earlier this month on “Exploring the Unknowns in Reality,” will tonight expand on his first presentation of general concepts in current science.
His interactive discussion takes place from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. today in room 200 of Faraday West. All are welcome.
Gill has taught science classes and given lectures at Harper College and College of DuPage over the past four years. He is working toward his second graduate degree in NIU’s Department of Physics.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, with the Division of International Programs at NIU and the DeKalb Public Library, will this week host a group of nine library professionals from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The group, which also includes three representatives from the U.S. Department of State, is visiting NIU as part of a program being organized by the International Visitors Center of Chicago titled “American Corners and Library Science: A Regional Project for Southeast Asia.” This program is sponsored by the Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
“They specifically wanted to come to NIU because of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies,” said Julia Lamb, outreach coordinator for the center. “We are delighted that they will be visiting our campus and our community and we look forward to future partnerships with the International Visitors Center.”
While in DeKalb, the Southeast Asian librarians and U.S. Department of State representatives will visit and learn about the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and have opportunities to meet students, faculty and staff affiliated with the center. They also will visit the NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library to learn more about U.S. library management and operations.
The Northern Star is publishing online only this summer session. Breaking news is posted immediately, and the site is updated to a complete new edition every Monday evening.
Readers with news tips should call (815) 753-4239. Those wishing to advertise online this summer should call (815) 753-0707.
The Star’s next print edition will be the Back to School issue, which will be delivered to all regular distribution points Thursday, Aug. 21. Daily print and online publication resumes Monday, Aug. 25, the first day of fall classes.
Beginning Tuesday, July 1, listeners of WNIJ will hear some changes on the Northern Public Radio station, including the return of Bob Edwards to the local public radio dial.
Northern Public Radio also plans to begin streaming online at www.wnij.org and www.wniu.org by July 1. This feature is scheduled to coincide with the debut of re-designed station Websites, where visitors also can sign up for a new E-Newsletter to stay informed of station happenings.
Programming changes include:
“Here & Now” (noon weekdays, beginning Tuesday, July 1)
For one energetic hour each weekday, “Here & Now” combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science, technology and the arts, from film and theater to music, food and more. A notable roster of guests joins “Here & Now” host Robin Young.
“Sound Opinions” (noon Saturdays with a rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Sundays, beginning July 5)
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary and exclusive interviews and performances. Add a huge pile of records old and new. The result is “Sound Opinions,” the world’s only rock ’n’ roll talk show.
Based in Chicago, “Sound Opinions” is hosted by music journalists Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. Every week, “Sound Opinions” fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from cutting-edge underground rock and hip-hop, to classic rock, R&B, electronica, worldbeat or just about any other genre. It’s public radio’s answer to inquisitive and adventurous music fans hungry for exposure to new sounds.
“Bob Edwards Weekend” (2 p.m. Sundays, beginning July 6)
One of public radio’s most familiar voices returns to WNIJ this July. Bob Edwards is the host of “Bob Edwards Weekend,” distributed to public radio stations by Public Radio International. As one of the original co-hosts to launch “Morning Edition” in 1979, Edwards’ latest program features in-depth interviews with newsmakers, journalists, entertainers and other compelling figures.
WNIU (90.5 / 105.7 FM), the area’s only 24-hour-a-day non-commercial classical music service, will in July present a new roster of music hosts, including former NIU Huskie Bob Christiansen.
Northern Public Radio also plans to begin streaming online at www.wnij.org and www.wniu.org by Tuesday, July 1. This feature is scheduled to coincide with the debut of re-designed station Websites, where visitors also can sign up for a new E-Newsletter to stay informed of station happenings.
John Zech (5 to 9 a.m. weekdays) is a radio veteran with 21 years of broadcasting experience. He is an accomplished trombonist whose knowledge and love of classical music make him a perfect fit for a classical music series.
Zech speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. His interests are broad, including tournament-level tennis, all forms of billiards and martial arts. He also boasts tremendous marketing savvy, having spent many years in management and sales for a Twin Cities-based multilingual communications company.
Jeff Esworthy (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays) hosted at WKSU-FM/Kent in northeastern Ohio from 1978 to 1995. He professes a widely diverse musical background.
As a teen, Esworthy developed a keen interest in the classical music of North India and studied sitar. In college, he studied anthropology; the music of India, Japan and Africa; and rural northern Thailand. He also has an interest in folk music, has played banjo in a southern string band and also plays fiddle.
Julie Amacher (1 to 3 p.m. weekdays) is the only four-time winner of the PRPD Announcer of the Year award. Her work as music director of KUNC/Greeley helped win that station the PRPD Flo Award for Best Station six times and the Fundraising Award twice. Amacher’s record of outstanding work as an announcer, programmer and producer at KUNC make her one of the most respected hosts in the public radio system.
Valerie Kahler (3 to 7 p.m. weekdays) hails from Mesa, Ariz., graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in performance as a cellist. She was a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
Kahler began her career in radio at KNAU-FM/Flagstaff in 1989 as program host and music director. During the summer of 1998, she worked for National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” Her interests in music cover many classical genres, pop, Broadway music and more.
Bob Christiansen (7 p.m. to midnight Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 5 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays) has been an announcer and program director for nearly 30 years. This Chicago-area native attended NIU and served as a music host at WNIU. He teamed up with Bill Morelock while at Northwest Public Radio, creating the nationally distributed “Bob & Bill” program.
In addition to his current work in classical programming, Christiansen hosts shifts on Minnesota Public Radio’s classical music stations, including hosting “The Opera,” a weekly program devoted to one of his personal weaknesses.
Suzanne Bona (“Sunday Baroque” from 7 to 10 a.m. Sundays) has been a classical music broadcaster since 1987. She’s also a professional, classically trained flutist. This avid reader, culinary explorer and cat lover is a true radio aficionado enjoying life sans TV.
It’s time for the NIU Art Museum’s annual “Art to Lend” program.
This exhibition of artwork from the permanent collection is available to hang in secure campus offices. To consider the selections, stop by the Altgeld gallery (first floor, west end) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17.
As in previous years, works will be assigned by lottery based on preferred selections. The lottery drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17.
There are nominal fees for this service to cover part of the Art Museum’s incurred costs and for the direct care and maintenance of the collection, including matting and framing to make new selections available.
Check www.vpa.niu.edu/museum for more information on the rental policy.
For more information, contact Pete Olson at (815) 753-7867 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Dewey, laboratory manager in the Department of Physics, is retiring at the end of the month after 17 years of service to NIU.
A celebration is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 30, in Faraday West 300.
NIU’s Alumni Association will thank NIU faculty and staff for their support and dedication to the university by offering two-for-one pricing for an upcoming Chicago White Sox game Tuesday, July 1.
Join the Alumni Association in a private suite featuring indoor and outdoor open seating and continuous buffet and bar starting at 6 p.m. through the seventh inning stretch. Packages cost $125 and include two game tickets, all food and beverages and a wonderful atmosphere. Join us Tuesday, July 1, for an exciting baseball reception.
Call (815) 753-1452 to order.
Discover Dalmatia’s ruggedly beautiful, island-dominated shoreline on this touring itinerary which takes travelers from Dubrovnik in southern most Croatia to Ljubljana, the beautiful capital city in Slovenia.
The trip begins Sept. 19.
The Dalmatian Coast offers an unmatched collection of Roman ruins, medieval towns, gorgeous rivieras, picturesque lakes, mountain views and idyllic islands. Visitors step back in time at beautiful Dubrovnik, an architectural gem that is more than 1,000 years old.
More information about this and other NIU Alumni Association Travel Programs is available online.