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Archive: January, 2017
NIU’s Financial Cents Program and the Department of Accountancy is proud to partner with Goodwill Northern Illinois to bring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to NIU. VITA consists of IRS-certified volunteers who provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. This year, NIU students, faculty and staff can...
Harley McCammond, 74, of Monroe Center, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL, surrounded by his loving family after a 12 month battle with cancer. Harley retired from Sundstrand/United Technology after working in accounting for 31 years. After retirement, he worked at NIU for 12 years in travel...
Looking to gain experience that will prepare you for your future career? Interested in building your skills in writing and oral communication and critical thinking, two of the most sought-after qualities for today’s employers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider applying for one of the many undergraduate research programs...
Northern Illinois University is pleased to announce the establishment of its first endowed fellowship in its College of Business. Named the David and Joanne Weick Endowed Faculty Research Fellowship, this $250,000 endowment will provide annual support to faculty who plan to execute innovative research in business and technology. In addition, the fellowship will allow NIU...
The Mentoring and Engaging thru Academic Success (METAS) peer mentoring program is currently seeking peer mentors for the 2017-18 academic year. The program is designed to provide a welcoming environment and a “home away from home” atmosphere for Latina/o college freshmen by providing social, cultural and academic support. The mentors will assist Latino mentees with...
Be original this year; send your Valentine love by way of a dozen cookies created by the NIU Chandelier Catering Corps, a student-run catering service. A dozen large, heart-shaped sugar cookies come boxed up and ready for you to take to your sweetheart, friend, colleagues – or treat yourself. Pre-order your cookies online by noon,...
De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program (LAP) focuses on providing a supportive space for Latina college students on campus by offering social, cultural and academic programming. This past fall, the student executive board worked diligently to offer engaging programming including “Girl Talk,” a women in leadership panel and breaking down stereotypes in collaboration with...
Everyone knows the old saying about the health benefits of “an apple a day.” But what about “a chocolate bar a day?” At the next STEM Café, “All about Chocolate,” dietitian Lisa Brandt and chocolate entrepreneur Cathy Bouchard will team up to discuss the science and health benefits of one of America’s favorite indulgences. Email...
The terms for four NIU trustees expired last week. To fill those roles, Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed three new trustees and reappointed one sitting trustee. Joining the board is Dennis Barsema, a graduate of the NIU College of Business. Mr. Barsema and his wife, Stacey, have contributed a great deal of time and resources...
If you want to make a difference, and help community members in need, consider participating in The Giving Project. The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on...
The Operating Staff (Civil Service) Dependent Scholarship Fund was established to award financial assistance to children of operating staff employees or retirees while they attend Northern Illinois University. Further information is available on the OSC website. To apply, students should apply at the NIU AcademicWorks website by Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Jocelyn Santana has had a busy year, but she’s just getting started. Santana spent nine years working in NIU Career Services before transitioning last February to the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, where she is the first person to hold the role of training and development specialist. It is Santana’s responsibility to develop...
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