Illinois Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon gives the Illinois Rural Champion Lifetime Achievement Award to NIU’s Normal Walzer.

Simon taps CGS for military study

Working in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon announced that the Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) will develop a comprehensive report detailing the regional and overall state economic impact of federal and state military

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NIU College of Business students study together at Barsema Hall.

Students spearhead Peer Mentor Summit

NIU has nearly 40 peer mentoring programs on campus, but participants rarely talk to each other to compare notes and successful strategies.
That’s about to change, thanks to the efforts of NIU students Lauren Nale and Luis Lopez.
The two honors students, who coordinate

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Campus Master Planning Thesis

Planning thesis on display through March 28

The Northern Illinois University Student Association is displaying blueprints and ideas from the campus master planning thesis in the second floor Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center through March 28. The organization is seeking the input of the university and community

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Huskie Service Scholar Shareny Mota sorts coats for Homelessness and Hunger Week.

New event to showcase community service work

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the S.E.R.V.I.C.E Committee are hosting the first Community Engagement Showcase.
Students who have participated in community-based outreach initiatives in the current academic year should consider taking  part Tuesday, April 22. The event coincides with Undergraduate Research

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Green Lens Environmental Film Festival logo

Green Lens film festival begins Feb. 24

Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate the Earth at the annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival.
The festival runs from Monday, Feb. 24, through Thursday, Feb. 27, at NIU and downtown DeKalb and offers film screenings, filmmaker presentations, kids’ crafts,

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Photo of farm buildings and tractor

The good, the bad and the buggy

Using parasitic wasps to fight the fly population might sound like something out of the latest sci-fi film, but entomologists are actually researching this bug battle to find environmentally friendly solutions for pest control.
At the next STEM Café, NIU professor Bethia King

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Brenda McCoy

NextGen returns Feb. 21 to NIU

NIU Vice Provost Anne Birberick invites faculty and staff to an upcoming workshop on Next Generation Course Redesign, also known as NextGen, presented by Brenda McCoy of the University of North Texas.
McCoy, welcomed back to the campus at the request of the

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An image of the brain

Saving the brain

Imagine that while walking through your neighborhood you could remember everything about your house – the address, the color, the reflecting ball in your garden – but you couldn’t remember how to get home.
This neurological impairment is called spatial disorientation, and it’s

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Save-a-vet

Huskies help retired military dogs, vets

A select group of Northern Illinois University students will join with Save-A-Vet next semester to ensure that dogs that serve in the U.S. military, and with first responders around the country, earn the retirement they deserve rather than be euthanized when their

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NIU Cares Day 2011

NIU students give back year round

All throughout the fall semester, Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) has been helping students find opportunities to give back to the community.
Destiny McDonald, director of Community Service for SILD, said the push for students to get involved starts as soon as students

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