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Beginning this Wednesday, June 16, the NIU Foundation is hosting a series of virtual events in conjunction with Huskies United, June 23-24. These virtual events feature leaders from NIU sharing about the priorities on which Huskies United centers. Information is below, along with links to register for each event. You can also register for all...
Lynn Gibson Like everyone working to navigate COVID-19, Lynn Gibson has questions. “Is this our new normal?” asks Gibson, a clinical assistant professor in the Educational Administration program and an interim superintendent of Paw Paw Community Unit School District 271. Regardless of her active role in Lee County, and her interactions with current professionals in the field who are also...
Raymond Banks, M.S. ’86, says when he and his husband, Dr. Eric Erickson, attended college, they each received a helping hand in the form of financial assistance, which allowed them to pursue advanced degrees and gave them greater opportunities. Giving back is a way they can be a force for good in the world, Banks...
Maddi Bodine Maddi Bodine knew in advance that she needed to gather with her Kingston Elementary School community at half-past nine that Thursday morning. Yet the teacher of Pre-K students with special needs only had part of the story. Children and their teachers at Kingston had been counting the last 26 days of school by letters of the...
Ten cadets were commissioned as officers in the United States Army during the 2021 Commissioning Ceremony for Northern Illinois University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) on May 7. “It is my pleasure to have served with these excellent students, cadets, and now newly commissioned officers in the U.S. Army,” said Lt. Col. Andrew Spring, chair...
A year ago, commencement ceremony plans were disrupted by the pandemic, but that didn’t stop NIU from conferring an honorary doctorate degree to a centenarian for his groundbreaking work in agriculture. The life’s work of 102-year-old Sherret S. Chase, Ph.D., has been in development of techniques in plant breeding via haploids, doubled haploid and hybrids. “His...
NIU is home to the next generation of talented, dedicated students preparing for a brighter future for themselves, their families and the world around them. On June 23-24, Huskie Nation has a unique opportunity to unite around the mission, vision and values of Northern Illinois University through the NIU Foundation’s Huskies United. This online day...
Northern Illinois University College of Law alumna Sonni Choi Williams, ’99, was elected Third Vice-President of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).  Sonni is now in succession to become the first woman of color, first person of Asian American heritage, first person of Korean heritage, and the sixth woman president of the ISBA in its 144-year...
Alyssa Lazzerini started on a different path before earning her bachelor’s degree in public health. Alyssa Lazzerini, ’15 “I initially went to another college to get a degree in nursing, but I wasn’t very passionate about it,” Lazzerini said. With an interest in working with the community, she started looking into public health—the promotion and...
When Daniil Krimer graduated with his M.F.A. in acting in 2019, he had no way of knowing the kinds of changes that were on the horizon. When he founded the Kane Repertory Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois, in 2019 and became its artistic director, he had no idea that the world—and particularly the theater arts world—would grind to...
Join now and receive various pet items, including discounts, from your favorite mascot. It is no secret that Northern Illinois University’s favorite mascot Mission is universally loved among NIU alumni, friends, family and beyond. Now, your very own pets can get in on the Huskie fun, as the NIU Alumni Association has announced the formation...
October 2 Homecoming game highlights football promotional schedule With season tickets on sale and fans ready to fill the stands at Huskie Stadium again for the 2021 Northern Illinois University football season, NIU has set its initial promotional schedule for the Huskies’ four Saturday home games. The 2021 home opener on Saturday, September 11 will...
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