Welcome to the English Department at NIU! We offer courses in literature, linguistics, English education, film, ESL (English as a Second Language), and rhetoric as well as in creative, technical, and professional writing. Students in our department learn the analytical skills employers value, and they engage in conversations about critical issues. Our study abroad programs in Dublin and Oxford win rave reviews from participants, while internships present opportunities to gain professional experience.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
The NIU School of Theater and Dance is performing Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, set at "Navarre University" in the early 1950s. Performances begin on Thursday, April 10, and run through Sunday, April 13. The Thursday - Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. The Sunday performance is at 2:00pm. Tickets are $6.00. To order, go to
Dawn Dekle, President, American University of Iraq – Sulaimani Dr. Dekle will be giving several speeches on our campus on Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15. The full schedule for her visit is available from the Honors Program. Programs that may be of particular interest focus on the Middle East today (Monday, 8:45-10:15, CLB 100); education and the modern Middle East (Monday, 10:45-12:15, Gabel 146), and gender and sexuality in the Middle East (Tuesday, 10:00-11:30, Reavis 103).
Social Justice and Leadership in Local and Global Perspectives On April 16 at 6 pm in the Skyroom, Phi Beta Delta and the Honors program are hosting two speakers, Alie Kabba, Executive Director, United African Organization, Chicago, and Tshepiso Promise Matlala, Consul Political, South African Consulate, Chicago. Mr. Kabba will be discussing immigration issues and grassroots activism in Chicago. Ms. Matlala will be discussing the life and work of Nelson Mandela.