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Archive: April, 2017
The Faculty Development and Instruction Design Center is hosting a Designing a Writing-Infused Course in the Major or General Education workshop for faculty and staff on Thursday, May 23, 2017. During this day-long, interactive workshop, participants will focus on a course that they currently teach. Participants will engage in activities that help them decide what kinds of writing...
The Office of the President invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the presidential commissions for terms to begin in fall 2017. Self-nominations are welcome. The presidential commissions are as follows:  Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives; Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities; Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Presidential Commission on the Status...
The FY2018 Benefit Choice period will extend from Monday, May 1, through to Wednesday, May 31, with benefit elections becoming effective on Saturday, July 1. Human Resource Services will be hosting Benefit Choice informational sessions for employees. These sessions will provide information on the modifications employees can make during the Benefits Choice period, highlight the...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is now accepting applications for two service-learning programs specifically designed for first-generation college students or Pell grant recipients. NIU Service Leaders Program matches sophomore, junior, or senior first-generation college students eligible for Federal Work-Study with a local school or organization that engages with local youth in...
When I last wrote to you April 4 about our budget deliberations, I promised to communicate again before the end of the month where we were in the process.  This note will serve to deliver on this commitment. Yesterday my cabinet and I sought feedback from the university’s Resource, Space, and Budget Committee and Academic...
Warm days, sunny skies, blooming trees … summer’s nearly here. But first, finals. And while important tests can bring about stress, students can take some measure of comfort in pre-finals activities happening around campus. If you need some extra help, a quiet spot to study or are looking for ways to de-stress, here are some links to...
NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan (Ph.D., political science, 2007) was elected governor of Jakarta on Wednesday, April 19, in a tumultuous election that unseated Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the former vice governor who succeeded then-Governor Joko Widodo when he was elected president in 2014. Baswedan, 47, who was named one of 50 Distinguished Alumni of the College...
The month of April is closing for all financial reporting activity at noon on Monday, May 8. Journals not posted at that time will go into May business. Final April reports are scheduled to be available on Tuesday, May 9. May reports are scheduled to be available on Monday, May 15. These dates and other...
Black Student Leadership and TKE invite you to a co-hosted Diversity Dialogue led by students for students. Now is the time to take action against occurrences that marginalize, stereotype, generalize, or oppress. Why is this Important? On April 15, 2017, TKE and Black student leaders met with administrators from the offices of Academic Diversity, Equity...
Over 200 NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry on April 25 during the university’s eighth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). Descriptions of all student projects are available online. NIU recognized the following award winners at the...
Nearly 204 student volunteers and 12 student volunteer site leaders participated in 18 events at 12 community sites during the fifth annual Sophomore Days of Service (SDOS), hosted by First- and Second-Year Experience (FSYE) in February. Sophomore students were invited to volunteer on campus and in the DeKalb community. Following their volunteer experiences, students reflected...
Each year, Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) has the honor of recognizing distinguished student leaders at its annual Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards ceremony. The Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards ceremony commemorates the life of Kevin D. Knight, an NIU alumnus who embodied what it means to be a student leader. He was an...
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