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STEM Café: Earthquakes and Fracking

We don’t usually think of the central United States as earthquake territory. However, at least 26 minor earthquakes have rattled northern Illinois in the past 100 years, and in recent years Oklahoma has experienced more “felt” earthquakes (magnitude 3 or higher) than California. Where are faults located in the northern Illinois region, and what unmapped faults might be active here? How are human activities, such as fracking and wastewater disposal, triggering earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S.?

Join us for an earth-shaking discussion of seismic activity in the northern Illinois region and the central U.S. with NIU Geology professors Philip Carpenter and Megan Brown.

Space Awaits 2020

Celebrate NIRSA Recreational Sports & Fitness Day on Thursday, February 20th from 4-6 p.m. at RecWell!

Join us for an out of this world FREE event with Crate Climbing to the Moon, Space Jam Lip Sync Contest, Throw the UFO Frisbee Golf, Space Odyssey Obstacle Course, Giant Earth Volleyball, Space Craft Table, and Planet Musical Chairs! Complete scavenger hunt for FREE t-shirt and food while supplies last! Hope to see you there👽

Americana at NIU

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Fifth House Ensemble showcases contemporary piano trios by Stacy Garrop, Dan Visconti, Donald Crockett, and Paul Schoenfield on November 7. Hear each composer’s unique aural landscape, rich with inspirations of film noir, jazz, pop, and folk songs and explore how these American composers have captured the wildly diverse musical world of the music of our time. The program for piano, violin and cello will take place at Northern Illinois University at 6:30pm.

Tickets $5/adult; $3/student with ID

NIU Recital Hall
550 Lucinda Ave
DeKalb, IL 601153

New Music Festival Series #2

Wednesday, November 6 at 8:00 PM

New Music from NIU & Music by Erin Gee with Chicago’s Ensemble Dal Niente

Myth of the Color (2019) by Monica H. Kim and Stephan Carlson

tres bailes latinos (2019) Craig Peaslee by

Golden Threads (2019) by Elena Stavropoulos

Mouthpiece I (1999) by Erin Gee

Mouthpiece 32 (2018)

$5/adult, $3/student with ID

Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Also available on Live Webcast! https://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml

STEM Café: Measles Epidemics and Immunizations

STEM Café: Measles Epidemics and Immunizations

Measles was declared eradicated in 2000, but measles outbreaks are now at a new high, with more than 1,100 confirmed cases in the United States in the first half of 2019. What are the immunization facts and current situation? What has happened to those who have not been vaccinated, and why should we care?

Speaker: Cindy Graves, DeKalb County Health Department

Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts

Tuesday, November 5 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Exploring Aspects of War in and Through the Visual Arts considers views on war and military conflict from the perspective of the homefront, the battlefield and back home again.

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115

Cupcakes and Conversation

Wednesday, October 30 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet NIU faculty and enjoy sweet treats! “Cupcakes and Conversation” provides first- and second-year students the opportunity to establish meaningful connections with faculty. Students can come together with professors and instructors from their colleges, departments, or similar backgrounds to have informal conversations about academic success, career paths, major selection, and internship and networking opportunities. This is a First-Year Success Series event.

Altgeld Hall – Room 100


Trevor Noah at the NIU Convocation Center

As promised, Trevor Noah will be at the NIU Convocation Center for a night of laughter on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH AT 7:00PM. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Special guest includes writer for the today show Angelo Lozada.

Tickets for Trevor Noah go onsale Friday, May 3rd at 10am. Tickets start at $25.50 and are reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. NIU Students may buy their tickets in advance starting at 10am on Thursday, May 2nd with a valid NIU OneCard at the Convocation Center box office (limit 4).

For more event info, click here.