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Fourteen NIU College of Education students will travel to Kenya and Tanzania in 2022 for a personal immersion to understand the challenges of not only learning another language but learning in it. Pending COVID restrictions at the time, the new Educate Global experience in East Africa will transport seven undergraduate teacher-licensure candidates and seven graduate students who are already...
NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) doctoral student, Alexis Briley, was selected as the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2021 Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship. The award includes $10,000 to be used for the 2021-2022 academic year. “I was so excited to learn that I was selected to receive...
NIU Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) Assistant Professor Jaejin Hwang, Ph.D. recently published a book that helps readers communicate the concepts of quality control by applying the skill of storytelling with the data analytics and visualization software Tableau. The book entitled, “Data Analytics and Visualization in Quality Analysis using Tableau” that he co-authored with Youngjin Yoon, takes readers...
Huskies are Reunited, and It Feels So Good! Be a part of a fun new tradition with our Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, on Saturday. Oct. 2. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join NIU mascot Mission while enjoying brunch in front of historic and picturesque Altgeld Hall on College...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, together with the Center for Black Studies, the College of Law and Delta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. proudly welcome noted civil rights leader and attorney Ben Crump as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 7 p.m. CST Sept. 22. The...
The superior safety tools available through the NIU SAFE App mean that the familiar “Blue Light” call boxes will soon be disappearing from campus. “Today, the best emergency call box you can have, is the cell phone in your hand, with the NIU Safe App on it,” said NIU Acting Chief of Police Darren Mitchell....
NIU’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, adopted in 2019, included a call for the university to identify and pilot innovative financial aid programs. That work is ongoing – and already paying dividends. While NIU celebrates the fifth straight year of growth among incoming freshmen, with that specific enrollment sector climbing by nearly 12% this fall over...
As a new school year begins, with the excitement of being on campus and participating in more in-person events, students new to NIU are met with a bunch of information. Part of this information includes our Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention training program. Required by the state, this online training helps prepare students to navigate...
Among a group of universities leading the charge for diversity, equity and inclusion, NIU has earned national recognition. The university received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...
It took a little while for Tina Thomas, ’76, to get her head in the clouds. Growing up in Danville, Illinois, Thomas led a quiet childhood and became intrigued with biology after being inspired by a high school teacher. And because only certain careers were often earmarked as “women’s jobs” at that time, Thomas’ mother encouraged her...
A live choral concert with a chance for the community to sing-a-long at various points, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon at the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre, September 19 at 3 p.m. “The Big Sing” features local choral ensembles Cor Cantiamo, the Northern Illinois University Concert Choir and the concert choirs from DeKalb High School...
NIU’s Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program was recently granted continued accreditation for the next 10 years from the National Accrediting Agency for  Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). “NAACLS is the premier accrediting agency both domestically and internationally for Medical Laboratory Sciences and other healthcare programs,” said Jeanne Isabel, chair, NIU School of Health Studies. “The process...
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