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Archive: August, 2017
If you could draw up the perfect NIU Move-In Day, chances are it would look a lot like the one last Friday. “It was smooth as butter,” said Tim Trottier, who chairs the Move-In Day Committee. “Everything about the day just flowed – at all locations. Traffic kept moving, cars were unloaded and students moved...
The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017 Catalyst Award for Leading Change, by Blackboard Inc. Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community. Winners are selected by a team of Blackboard experts. As one of...
This is a time of transition throughout the University and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is no exception. Dean Chris McCord, who led the college for nearly a decade, was named Acting Provost in June. Judy Ledgerwood was confirmed by the Board of Trustees as Acting Dean during their August meeting. Ledgerwood, a...
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will visit Northern Illinois University on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to celebrate the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s opening of “Quilts and Human Rights.” He will host “Piecing Our Stories: A Student Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson” at 12:30 p.m. in Sandberg Auditorium, which is co-sponsored by the...
Thank you to the Orientation and Family Connections staff/team for a successful summer of orientation. The many orientations that took place were very organized, set up was easy and staff responded to questions quickly and with ease.They kept parents, students, speakers and resource fair participants up to date on changes so adjustments could be made....
Family Weekend at NIU promises to give Huskies plenty of opportunities to show their loved ones what life on campus is all about, and organizers said they’re prepared to break records as generations of Huskies come together. More than 25 events are slated for the weekend of Sept. 8 – 10. “Family weekend is an...
When a friend of Belinda Roller visited campus and told her that the interior of the Holmes Student Center looked just as he remembered it from his time as a student in the 1960s, she knew it was time for a change. Actually, Roller, who works in NIU Architectural and Engineering Services, and others on...
National Council for Home Safety and Security named NIU to its list of the 2017 Top 100 Safest Colleges in America At Northern Illinois University, community safety is our top priority. That’s why we we’re extremely proud to be included in the top 100 rankings of the Safest Colleges in America 2017 report. The National Council...
I want to send a big thank you to Terry Stack for always being a kind, knowledgeable and welcoming staff member at the Barsema Alumni Visitors Center. She puts current and prospective students first and always finds time to help a Huskie find their way. Thanks, Terry!
Tim coordinated all aspects of the move-in process for Housing and Residential Services this August. He recruited, trained and stationed volunteers, worked with the police department to make sure the flow of traffic to each of the buildings would work well and was the go-to on move-in day for the residence halls in case there...
Tammy is always a pleasure to work with, she is very hard working and dedicated to keeping our college budgets on track as well as an amazing resource for the college office managers and chairs. NIU is a better place having her as an employee!
History Professor Andrea Smalley’s new book reinterprets the nature of human-animal encounters in the colonization of America. Smalley will deliver a talk on the book—titled Wild by Nature: North American Animals Confront Colonization (Johns Hopkins University Press)—at a reception held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28 in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of...
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