Huskie Commons is Northern Illinois University's digital repository, a secure virtual space in which we collect, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly and artistic works created by the NIU community. From peer-reviewed articles authored by faculty to honors capstone projects created by students to electronic theses and dissertations, Huskie Commons showcases the intellectual output of NIU's faculty, staff, students, and organizations.

When you deposit your materials into Huskie Commons, you receive an enduring link to your materials and the Library assumes the responsibility of preserving them into the future.

To learn more about depositing your scholarly and artistic materials into Huskie Commons, the types of materials that are eligible for inclusion, and other information please see the Huskie Commons Guide.

  • Video Magic 

    Griffith, Rebecca (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
    I excavate material from VHS cassettes discussing the human body, the human nervous system, nostalgia, and memory. My work examines the process of coping and caregiving for a parent’s illness from a young age to adulthood. ...
  • Iterations 

    Wojciaczyk, Kinga (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
    These works focus on the interconnectedness of the commonplace, the world, and the universe as a whole. Utilizing imagery originating in the natural world, photographic compositions are layered and blended through Photoshop ...
  • load - bearing 

    Sawka, Elyse (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
    This body of work explores the understanding of literal and metaphoric attachments to intimate spaces I once had access to; my interest lies in memory, identity, and place. This investigation began with photographic ...
  • Love and Justice 

    Peters, Hayley (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
    From an early age, children pretend and use imagination when playing with their toys and friends. They create their own stories with endless possibilities. When they grow up however, many of them lose that childlike spirit. ...
  • Fresh Out 

    Viola, Antoinette (Northern Illinois University, 2018)
    Fresh Out explores the infinite and indefinable world of femininity. Portraits, still lifes, and installation materials work together to investigate gender performance, power structures, and pleasure paradoxes. Within ...

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