Upcoming Travel with NIU’s External Programming

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CLAS External Programming is pleased to announce upcoming Travel with External Programming events happening this fall. Descriptions and registration information are below. Please feel free to pass on to your friends and colleagues that you feel might be interested.

October 23 – Travel with External Programming: Private Tour of Soldier Field and entry to The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium
November 9 – Travel with the Professor: Holocaust Museum and “They Came for Me” Alphawood Gallery exhibit
December 9 – Travel with External Programming: Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows in Historic Galena

Travel with NIU External Programming: Private Tour of Soldier Field and free entry into The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium on Monday, October 23, 2017

Go behind the scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Bears, a private tour of Soldier Field. The stadium, built in 1924, is not only the home of football in Chicago, but also a historic memorial to American soldiers. On this private VIP tour, you will see the South Courtyard, Doughboy Statue, field, visitors locker room, Skyline Suite and Colonnades. This event is on a non-game day and is a 75 minute guided tour that is done outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Participants will also be able to explore around the stadium and shop and will have plenty of time to visit The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Both institutions are admission-free while we are there.

Register now; tickets are very limited! Register by phone at 815-753-0277 or at http://www.niu.edu/clasep/specialevents/SoldierField/SoldierFieldIndex.shtml

Travel with the Professor: Holocaust Museum and “They Came for Me” Alphawood Gallery exhibit on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Northern Illinois University’s External Programming is proud to offer this unique learning experience. Join us on an emotional and educational journey to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, and the Alphawood Gallery “Incarceration of Japanese Americans” exhibit. The trip is led by Takako and Michael Day. Takako, originally from Kobe, Japan, is an award-winning freelance writer and independent researcher who has published seven books and hundreds of articles in the Japanese and English languages. Her latest book, “SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME: The Moral Dilemma of Kibei No No Boys in World War Two Incarceration Camps” is her first book in English.

Register by phone at 815-753-0277 or at http://www.niu.edu/clasep/specialevents/HolocaustMuseum/HolocaustMuseumIndex.shtml

Travel with External Programming: Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows in Historic Galena on Saturday, December 9, 2017

Don’t miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. Stroll down the Helluva Half Mile Main Street and watch more than a dozen windows come alive with holiday-inspired animation. From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. Enter a land of enchantment on this magical night with more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries on streets, steps and sidewalks. Drive, walk, take a trolley or enjoy a carriage ride and be amazed at the sight. Local businesses offer extended hours, so take advantage and do some holiday shopping on the Helluva Half Mile; then warm up with a candlelit dinner at one of the restaurants. The bus ride there and back will be festive and get all participants in the holiday mood.

Register by phone at 815-753-0277 or at http://www.niu.edu/clasep/specialevents/Galena_2017/Galena2017Index.shtml

Do you have some ideas of trips, professional development, non-credit certificate programs or other non-credit activities that you would be interested in? Email your ideas to pietrowski@niu.edu.