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Archive: September, 2017
Sharing your information through the right channels for the most impact This fall, we undertook a concerted effort to create a clear delineation between the purposes of the Monday Morning Announcements email and NIU Today, with the latter being more narrowly defined as feature stories that celebrate and highlight the people, places and things that...
Craig R. Ducat, 73, professor of Political Science at NIU from 1970 to 2002, and a Presidential Teaching Professor, passed away on September 2, 2017. Professor Ducat had a passion for teaching Constitutional Law and other courses relating to the American judicial system.  In his more than three decades at NIU he helped prepare and inspire...
Huskie spirit will be on full display on campus and in DeKalb next week as NIU celebrates its 111th Homecoming. The fun begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, with “Paint the Town” in downtown DeKalb and continues through 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the NPHC Dance, held in the Campus Recreation Center. Between those...
Motivated by an effort to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective services, the students and staff of the Holmes Student Center (HSC) were hard at work this summer making several strategic changes to consolidate campus services and gear up for an impending renovation. These changes will ultimately save the university financial resources while increasing the...
NIU senior Jasmine Carey has had her eyes opened to a range of career possibilities in STEM education through her work with the STEM Outreach team at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. As an instructor at the center’s STEM Outreach camps and classes, Carey has connected with students from elementary through high school to share...
Mitutoyo, a manufacturer of precision measuring instruments, showed its continued support of NIU’s engineering technology programs with a recent visit to campus on Monday, Sept. 11. Over the past 12 years, Mitutoyo has been an ardent supporter of the Department of Technology, providing the department with nearly $1 million in advanced measurement tools, plus support...
Former NIU president William Monat died Saturday in Jupiter, Florida. He was 92. Monat, who joined NIU in 1969 as a professor of political science, served as the university’s eighth president from 1978 to 1984. Under Monat’s leadership, doctoral programs in education, geology, biological sciences and mathematical sciences were added at NIU, and in 1979,...
Nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University are now being accepted. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for the university to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the university. It is necessary, though not sufficient, for a nominee to be accomplished and renowned in their...
The Pick Museum of Anthropology celebrated a spectacular opening reception for its new exhibition, “Quilts and Human Rights.” More than 300 people attended the event on Tuesday, Sept. 5, featuring an inspiring keynote address by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. on the need for local civic activism. Nearly 60 visitors to the opening reception...
When students in NIU’s new Hospitality and Tourism Management program want to know about working in the world’s largest city, in a country projected to soon be the largest tourism destination in the world, they need look no further than their professor, Nicholas Hryhorczuk. The assistant professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management spent his summer...
Students don’t have to look far for support when it comes to the writing process for academics and career needs. The University Writing Center (UWC) is working to raise awareness of their services, which include expanded satellite locations and online resources for faculty, students and staff. UWC staff are available to assist with generating ideas,...
Each year, different events take place centering on the themes of the Common Reading Experience (CRE). This year’s CRE is “Make Your Home Among Strangers” by Jennine Capó Crucet. This powerful novel’s themes include social justice, quality/access to education, first-generation students, immigration, ethics (plagiarism), diversity, inclusion, identity, relationships, socioeconomic class, race and leaving home. All...
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