Travel Programs

Travel with NIU Office of Continuing and Professional Education to a variety of exciting locations.  Past trips have included Canada's Stratford Festival, Wrigley Field, Galena's Night of the Luminaria, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Upcoming trips include ...

 

National Geographic Live: Pink Boots & A Machete

Join NIU Continuing & Professional Education and an NIU expert to visit the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago to see National Geographic Live: Pink Boots & a Machete on Thursday, January 24!

This evening features Mireya Mayor, a former NFL cheerleader that became a primatologist that co-discovered the world’s smallest primate in Madagascar and is an Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for National Geographic. Mayor is going to discuss her challenges growing up as the daughter of Cuban immigrants and yet continued to follow her dreams with a backpack, notebook, and hiking boots.

Laurie Spencer, MA in Physical Anthropology and PhD student in Biological Sciences, is attending the trip as the NIU expert to speak to registrants on the bus ride to the event. She has worked as a primate animal keeper and research intern at Lincoln Park Zoo. She conducted fieldwork in Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar.

Bus pick-up will be at the Holmes Student Center. We will leave from the East Entrance on Normal Road at 2:30PM and return at 11:00PM.

Students are $49, NIU Lifelong Learning Institute members and NIU Alumni are $75 and regular registration rate is $99. The fee includes transportation and a ticket to the show.  Dinner and shopping is on your own in Chicago. Purchase your ticket today!

A Whole New World of Alan Menken

Join NIU Continuing & Professional Education and an NIU Expert to see A Whole New World of Alan Menken at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, March 30!

A must-see evening for any Broadway lover! Alan Menken — the Oscar, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist behind beloved scores including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin — brings his one-man retrospective show to the landmark stage. The “living legend” (Broadway World) performs some of his best-loved tunes and tells the story of his expansive career, which includes co-creating the musical Little Shop of Horrors, adapting his own music from classic Disney films for the stage, and writing scores for movies like Newsies and Tangled.

Bus pick-up will be at the Holmes Student Center. We will leave from the East Entrance on Normal Road at 2:30PM and return at 11:00PM.

The $99 fee includes transportation and a ticket to the show.  Dinner is on your own in Chicago. Purchase your ticket today!

 

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DeKalb, IL

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