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Author Bryan Stevenson coming to NIU on Oct. 24

Students, staff, family, friends and community members are invited to attend Bryan Stevenson’s open presentation, “American Injustice, Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference,” on Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium.
Stevenson, founder and executive director of

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kindle

Pen, paper, pages not required

NIUs Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is sponsoring a literacy event called “Reading & Writing in the Digital Age” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road.
This event provides an opportunity for alumni

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Smoke-free

Baker Report: A smoke-free NIU

A 1992 memo from cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris found that smokers working in places that prohibit smoking smoke 11-15 percent less than average and quit at a rate that is 84 percent higher than average. State lawmakers and health officials hope the Illinois Smoke-Free

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Ofelia Garcia and Wayne Wright

Summer Literacy Conference begins June 16

NIU will host its 42nd annual Summer Literacy Conference titled “Beyond the Common Core: Taking All Educators to the Head of the Class” from Tuesday, June 16, through Thursday, June 18, at NIU-Naperville.
Topics will address ways the Common Core impacts educational policy

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Smoke-Free NIU

NIU announces smoke-free policy

In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, Northern Illinois University will become smoke-free Wednesday, July 1, joining more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide with smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies.
With the enactment of the new law, smoking will be prohibited on all

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Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community

Deacon Davis Diversity Award winners named

NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has selected students Sandra Gonzalez and Sara Briseño and Karen Baker, associate vice president of Administration and Human Resources, as the recipients of this year’s Deacon Davis Diversity Award.
Named in honor of Deacon

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2014

Strengthening the pillars of community

The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities will host Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community.
The day-long regional conference, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville, will be an opportunity to engage in thought provoking seminars while network with fellow

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