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Archive: January, 2017
Is it possible to be too clean? At the next STEM Café, “Getting Dirty: How Bacteria Impact and Improve Human Health,” NIU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Sherine Elsawa will discuss germs, the immune system, and the impact of our near-constant soaping, scrubbing and sanitizing. The free event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18,...
The NIU Operating Staff Council is sponsoring a bowling night on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Huskies Den. The cost is only $5 per person to rent shoes and enjoy unlimited bowling and gaming. This event is open to everyone: staff, families, faculty and students. RSVPs are...
The Council on Library and Information Resources has awarded the University Libraries, in collaboration with the Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University, with a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant for $448,893 to digitize its Johannsen Collection of dime novels and story papers. Dime novels were the direct precursors to the pulp magazine and...
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education’s NIU FIT Program offers convenient, affordable, and effective fitness programming for NIU faculty, staff and community members. We will provide the guidance and support you need to make the most of the time you have available to exercise. Exercise before your workday, during your lunch hour or right...
The McKearn Fellows Program is looking for highly motivated first-year students who were newly admitted to NIU in the fall of 2016. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.50 or above and must demonstrate a strong commitment to academic and personal excellence. A McKearn Fellowship is among NIU’s most prestigious honors. It provides...
NIU Google Apps/Gmail access will be discontinued Monday, Jan. 30.  Existing data will be deleted shortly thereafter. NIU completed moving students to Microsoft Office 365 last August. Office 365 is NIU’s email and document collaboration solution and should be used in place of existing university-provided Google Apps/Gmail accounts. To maintain an niu.edu email address for...
Note:  The application deadline has been extended to Monday, February 6th. NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is currently accepting campus site supervisor applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline for site supervisors is Tuesday, Jan. 31, by 11:59 p.m. The HSS program is...
The Division of Information Technology is offering training on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost sponsored smart classrooms. Both new and returning instructors should benefit from these brief seminars, held on Thursday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 13, in DuSable Hall 348, from 1:-2 p.m. These seminars are open-ended and run continually, so you won’t miss...
Illinois educators looking to bring a new level of excitement for STEM –– science, technology, engineering and math –– to their schools in the new year can get a helping hand from the seasoned pros at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. Our experienced STEM educators are available to come to your school and stage dazzling...
The NIU Outstanding Service Award is presented each year to recognize individual civil service employees who demonstrate outstanding service and who make significant contributions to the university and to their community. Up to four awards are presented at the annual Operating Staff Service Awards luncheon in the spring, along with a $1,500 award (considered taxable...
The Latino Resource Center’s (LRC) peer mentoring program has wrapped up its semester. The program assists Latino freshmen students in their transition and adjustment to college life by providing social, cultural and academic support through the help of a mentor. Approximately 30 mentors and mentees were accepted into the peer mentoring program this fall. Mentees were...
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