Experience NIU

Discover all that NIU has to offer in this exciting series
of on-campus events. Don't miss out!

You're invited back to campus for "Experience NIU," an opportunity to reconnect with the university and fellow Huskies in a series of exciting social and cultural events. 
 

The series, which runs from February through April, will give you the opportunity to experience events at the NIU Art Museum and School of Music and meet an award-winning science fiction author and the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

“Experience NIU showcases many of the ways that the university enriches the community,” said Reggie Bustinza, executive director of the NIU Alumni Association. “Arts, theater, music and lectures all provide alumni and community members with engaging opportunities to enjoy what we have to offer.”

The events are free. A reception will also be held at each event at a cost of $10 for dues-paying alumni members or a discounted price of $30 for all four events, which include food and an open bar (beer and wine). Non-members pay $15 per reception or $45 for the tour series.

Guests attending all four events will receive a gift at the end of the series.
 

  • 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Art Museum, Altgeld Hall – Faculty members of the School of Art and Design will present their biennial exhibition at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition will include large sculptures, abstract art, computer animation, sound pieces and intimate drawings and sketches. Museum staff will be on hand to talk about the art. In conjunction with the faculty art show, John Siblik, director of the School of Art and Design, will present a slide show on public sculptures from 5:10 to 5:50 p.m. in Altgeld 125. The reception will be held from 5:50 to 7 p.m.
     
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Music Choral Concert, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building – The concert will feature the Chamber Choir performing the "Foundling Hospital Anthem" by George Frideric Handel, along with his famous "Hallelujah" chorus. The performance will be followed by the talent of the All-University Chorus. The reception will begin at 2 p.m.; the concert at 3 p.m.
     
  • 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, library of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center – A lecture (From Douglas Hall to the Pentagon - One NIU Huskie's Journey) will be presented by the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Andrew L. Traver. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m.
  • 5 p.m.  Monday, April 23, Sky Room, Holmes Student Center – Meet the award-winning science fiction author Kate Hannigan, who will discuss her book “The Detective’s Assistant.” Set in Chicago just before the Civil War, the book is based on a real American heroine – the nation’s first female detective, Kate Warne.

'Experience NIU' Events

Cost: 

$10 for NIUAA Members
$15 for non-members
Purchase all four events, get one event free.


Contact Information:

Stephanie Poulos
Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
815-753-1679
spoulos1@niu.edu

Tour Information:

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Art Museum, Altgeld Hall — Faculty members of the School of Art and Design will present their biennial exhibition at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition will include large sculptures, abstract art, computer animation, sound pieces and intimate drawings and sketches. Museum staff will be on hand to talk about the art. In conjunction with the faculty art show, John Siblik, director of the School of Art and Design, will present a slide show on public sculptures from 5:10 to 5:50 p.m. in Altgeld 125 (just down the hall). The alumni reception will be held from 5:50 to 7 p.m.
2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Music Choral Concert, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building – The concert will feature the Chamber Choir performing the "Foundling Hospital Anthem" by George Frideric Handel, along with his famous "Hallelujah" chorus. The performance will be followed by the talent of the All-University Chorus. The reception will begin at 2 p.m.; the concert at 3 p.m.
5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, library of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center – A lecture will be presented by the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, who will be chosen soon. The alumni reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m.
5 p.m. Monday, April 23, Sky Room, Holmes Student Center – Meet the award-winning science fiction author Kate Hannigan, who will discuss her book “The Detective’s Assistant.” Set in Chicago just before the Civil War, the book is based on a real American heroine – the nation’s first female detective, Kate Warne.