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Archive: May, 2017
The Figure Skating Team took to the ice on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Skate-on-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Figure Skating Competition sanctioned by the U.S. Figure Skating Association and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, placing eighth out of 18 teams. All seven girls on the roster competed this spring. Christi Helm, a...
Every year, the NIU Alumni Association recognizes 10 alumni for their professional accomplishments. The 2017 alumni award recipients recognized at the Thursday, May 4, banquet were: Frank M. Drendel, Distinguished Alumni Award Chairman of the board and founder of CommScope Inc. B.S. marketing, 1970 Ronald J. Modell, F.R. Geigle Service Award World-class trumpeter and music...
NIU faculty, staff and community members can join the Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) FIT Program this summer to swim in Anderson Pool and workout in the KNPE Fitness Centers in Anderson or Gabel Hall. Additionally, there are 20 group exercise classes available each week to choose from. Fees for the intersession period (five weeks), from...
Frances coordinated the SPS Council Student Appreciation initiative to pass out cookies to students and did an amazing job. She was thorough and thoughtful and made the event an incredible success. Thank you, Frances!
Rebekka is pleasant and cheerful in email, which is difficult to pull off at times! I appreciate her thoroughness and graciousness, as well as her willingness to help.
              UPDATE:  While the NIU Travel with the Professor bus trip is sold out, individual tickets for the evening with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have not yet gone on sale and will be available direct from Roosevelt University for those who are interested in attending on their own....
The Huskie Food Pantry will be open weekly through Thursday, May 18, and will be open every other week beginning Thursday, June 1, through Thursday, August 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The pantry is requesting volunteer support from faculty, staff and students who are on campus throughout the summer to maintain steady operations. The Huskie Food...
Join the NIU Art Museum Thursday, May 18, for a screening of Henry Koster’s musical comedy, “The Inspector General,” starring Danny Kaye (1949, 100 minutes). The film is set in the period of the First French Empire and follows a fool who is mistaken as an investigator in disguise by the town’s corrupt officials.  Before the screening...
On Friday, May 26, NIU’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will delete any remaining Google apps, Gmail and data as it completes the final move toward supporting a single, university-wide communication and collaboration system, Microsoft Office 365. NIU completed moving students to Microsoft Office 365 in August 2016, at which point Google Apps and Gmail...
One year after NIU released the initial Program Prioritization Task Force recommendations, the university has provided a report tracking progress toward each of the goals laid out in those documents. The report briefly summarizes the status of each of the roughly 100 implementation tasks that President Doug Baker assigned to vice presidents last fall.  It...
Cathy Cradduck, Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, recently received the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence. Colleagues say that during her long tenure at NIU, she has served as a model for operational efficiency and professional commitment. She started at NIU in 1989, working for Counseling and Student Development as a secretary....
The NIU Mars Rover team, Picus Martius, won first place in the mechanical engineering division and best overall in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s Spring 2017 Senior Design Day. Each year, seniors in the college form teams to work on a project that demonstrates what they have learned. This semester, 158 students...
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