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Eric Calmeyer (left) and Don Gereau
NIU’s Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management celebrated former NIU Student Association (SA) presidents Saturday, Oct. 9, with the Huskie Pride Reception.  President John G. Peters and Brian O. Hemphill, vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, welcomed former SA presidents back to campus—a group that spanned four decades.  The day’s events included...
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A “New in Chicago” column on Chicagobusiness.com, a website powered by Crain’s, features a company founded by four former NIU football players. Three of the players are graduates of the College of Business while the fourth earned a degree in communications from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. According to the article, “Four former...
Jeffrey Yordon
NIU alum Jeffery Yordon will present “Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Altgeld Hall. The event is being sponsored by Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Yordon will discuss current job market trends and how to distinguish yourself. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Yordon received a bachelor’s degree from NIU....
Jeffrey Brend
Attorney Jeffrey W. Brend will present “The Witness Stand: How to Survive the Secret Techniques of Trial Lawyers” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the NIU Chicago Office, 33 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1700. An NIU alumnus and partner at Levin & Brend since 1991, Brend focuses his practice in family law, taxation, business litigation,...
Photo of graduation cap, diploma and book
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences held its first Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Awards dinner Friday, Oct. 15, in Altgeld Auditorium. Eleven honorees were selected from the many nominations submitted by fellow faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Eight of the honorees attended. President John Peters congratulated the honorees and addressed the...
Jennifer Rosato
NIU’s College of Law was ranked among the Top 10 law schools for having the most diverse faculty by the Princeton Review, as published in its 2011 edition of Best 172 Law Schools released this month. Ranked No. 9 in the nation, this is the sixth year since 2005 that NIU Law has been named...
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Tickets are now on sale for the annual Northern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of NIU’s Holmes Student Center.  Open to all, tickets to the banquet are $50 each or $35 for past inductees. The historic night will begin with a social...
Willie J. Kimmons
As thousands of NIU alumni return to campus this weekend for Homecoming, it is unlikely any will bring and voice the positive messages of two-time alum Willie J. Kimmons. Young people! Study hard! Stay in school! Say no to drugs! Say no to sex! Say no to strangers! Aim high! Think big! You can be anything...
Lauren Wicinski
Gina (Graf) Wicinski, a Huskie standout on the volleyball court from 1983 to 1986, is among the team’s all-time statistical leaders in one category after the next. But there’s a player on the court this fall who many suspect will eclipse those marks and rewrite the record book. Wicinski couldn’t be more thrilled—and proud. That’s...
Avalon Quartet
NIU’s Avalon Quartet is the featured artist at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, for “WFMT Presents Live from Mayne Stage.” Presented by the NIU School of Music, the Avalon will play operatic quartets by Puccini (“Crisantemi”), Britten (“3 Divertimenti”) and Verdi (“String Quartet”) at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are $10...
Powder Puff Football Game 2010
Homecoming Week 2010 — Days of the Dog — has begun! Festivities, which launched Sunday with Powder Puff Football and a barbecue, continue this morning with a kick-off bonanza in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. From 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Recycled Boat Race will be held in the East Lagoon. The objective...
NIU Homecoming
Join NIU alumni and friends Saturday, Oct. 16, at the NIU Alumni Association’s Homecoming party. Pre-game festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alumni Village, located adjacent to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center (BAVC) on Annie Glidden Road. Enjoy a performance by the Huskie Marching Band, meet NIU President John...
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