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Live safer! Attend weather spotter training

As the severe weather season approaches, NIU Weather and the NIU American Meteorological Society are offering the opportunity to become a trained weather spotter.
The weather spotters training will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Cole Hall Auditorium. This

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NIU to boost secondary science, math education

NIU this semester is launching a new Center for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education, aimed at strengthening the university’s support of science and mathematics education throughout the region.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved center status for a duration of five

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Aaric Armstead

Shorthanded men’s hoops falls in Kalamazoo

Playing without its leading scorer, sophomore Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) due to illness, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led Western Michigan most of the way before falling late, 61-56, on Tuesday night at University Arena.
Freshman Aaric Armstead (Chicago,

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Jared Torrence

Wrestlers learn MAC tournament seeds

The Mid-American Conference has announced the seeds for this weekend’s 2014 MAC Wrestling Championships, which will take place Saturday and Sunday inside Kent State’s M.A.C. Center.
Jared Torrence and Shawn Scott were the highest-seeded Huskies in the field, as they were ranked third

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President Baker talks ethics with students

Many college students encounter situations in which they need to make ethical decisions. Often, these situations prompt consideration on what makes a decision ethical.
NIU President Doug Baker addressed this question Feb. 27 when he discussed ethical decision making in higher education with

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Get your gear! ‘Rec Rewards’ is here

NIU Campus Recreation’s Rec Rewards program has introduced two new features this semester.
Participants now are able to register online and can also now win prizes throughout the semester for their participation in the program, features that have not been a part of

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English Department curls up with Top 10 salute has named the NIU Department of English to its “Dean’s List” of top English graduate programs for “career support.”
NIU’s program was ranked ninth nationwide.
The career support category takes into account the quality of career planning resources and support received both during

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‘Freedom Writer’ to speak March 14 at NIU

NIU’s 34th annual Children’s Literature Conference takes place Friday, March 14, in the Holmes Student Center.
Under the theme “Inspiring with Literature,” organizers hope that conference participants will leave motivated and better equipped to connect with students through literature: This year’s speakers are

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College of Ed hosts alumni panel March 26

The NIU College of Education will host its annual Community Learning Series event Wednesday, March 26.
All are welcome to attend “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership and Education,” which will feature a panel of female NIU alumni who have achieved inspiring

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit planned April 3

NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) invites students, faculty and staff to attend its free Diversity and Inclusion Summit and to nominate outstanding students, faculty or staff members at NIU for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award.
This award recognizes significant contributions

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NIU’s first Educate U.S. cohort going to Texas

Eighteen juniors in Northern Illinois University’s College of Education (COE) met with representatives of Houston’s Aldine Independent School District to discuss what to expect during their week-long Educate U.S. visit in March.
Educate U.S. is a new program developed through the COE’s Partnerships office which

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Romeo Jackson

At the intersection of ‘black and queer’

NIU junior Romeo Jackson, a contract major with an emphasis in intersectionality and social justice, traveled Feb. 21 to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Black LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Emerging Leaders Day.
The event was sponsored by National Black Justice

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