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Archive: May, 2017
The Latino Resource Center celebrated its 5th annual Latino graduation on Sunday, May 7, in the Carl Sandburg auditorium. This year’s theme was “Pasos cortos, vista larga” (short steps, long view). During the ceremony, President Doug Baker welcomed over 200 people in attendance for this year’s graduation. Special recognition was paid to Dave and Suzanne...
On Friday, May 12, from noon to 1 p.m., author Kate Moore will speak at the DeKalb Public Library about her book The Radium Girls, which shares the fascinating and forgotten history of the Radium Dial Company workers of northern Illinois. The event is sponsored by NIU STEM Read and the DeKalb Public Library and...
Recently, NIU staff member Shana Ware proposed a new professional knowledge community—the Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education and Response Knowledge Community—which was accepted and adopted by the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education professional association. Ware, who coordinates Advocacy Services in the Counseling and Consultation Services Department, now serves as the co-vice chair of...
The Title IX mandatory training for faculty and staff will come to a close on Wednesday, May 31. Comments on the training this year have been positive, with 74 percent of end-of-training survey participants agreeing that the length of the training was “just right” or “not long enough.” The most-liked parts of the training are...
The annual Kishwaukee United Way Day of Caring will be on Monday, June 22, with a kick-off rally and volunteer check-in at 8:15 a.m. The Day of Caring is an organized day of volunteer service in the community – much like NIU Cares Day. Each year, approximately 200 community volunteers complete projects at 30 nonprofit...
NIU’s Heating Plant has scheduled the annual steam outages for May and June. All campus facilities that are connected to the main steam distribution will not have heat, reheat or domestic hot water (sinks and showers) during their related shutdown. There are a few exceptions, such as those apartments in residence halls which have electric...
NIU President Doug Baker
As promised, I am closing the loop on our discussion of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and the steps we are taking to increase revenues and decrease expenditures to ensure that we have appropriate working capital reserves to support our operations in FY18. Last month, I laid out a goal of creating a modest reserve...
Some levels of the parking deck will close for maintenance and cleaning from Monday, May 22, through to Saturday, May 27. Levels will open as work is completed. During this time, any valid blue or yellow permit holders will be able to park in any legal parking space on open levels, with the exception of...
ACCESS Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), NIU’s free tutoring service, is hiring qualified undergraduate students as peer tutors. Prospective tutors must have earned an A or B in courses they want to tutor and be a sophomore, junior or senior. Math and chemistry are high demand courses. ACCESS PAL provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for...
The Water Quality Report for 2016, regarding the quality of drinking water on NIU’s DeKalb campus, has been released. This report details the source of NIU’s water, what it contains, and how it compares with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state health standards. NIU Facilities Management and Campus Services says that the campus drinking water meets or...
For the first time in its quarter-century of service, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has established a partnership with NIU to address food insecurity on campus. Postal carriers in DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, and Malta will again collect food during the largest one-day food drive across the nation, picking up bags of non-perishable food...
NCAA golf championship tickets will be given away to alumni who sign up for membership with the NIU Alumni Association (including renewals) while supplies last. The NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf championships will be played in May at the home of the Huskie golf teams, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, IL. Top...
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