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To prepare students for a competitive job market, the University Honors Program is connecting alumni with students and expanding career-related experiences for its students. To ensure that honors students get opportunities that prepare them for a career, they are now required to utilize EngagePLUS, Northern Illinois University’s program that allows students to gain experience in...
Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University recently marked the opening of the new code_orange program, an exciting initiative that is providing tech-savvy students with opportunities on the university’s campus to help research and develop new technologies for the company. “Not only am I learning these hard computer skills, but we’re having to work in...
‘Uncool’ alumnus Peifer discovers life lessons, a 20-foot inflated mouse at NIU What Steve Peifer remembers most from his time at Northern Illinois University is the grace he was given. That, and quite a few stories involving practical jokes, his failed attempts at being “cool,” betting on how soon classmates would nod off in class,...
Visitors attending Homecoming enjoyed a glimpse into NIU’s past when the Douglas Hall time capsule was opened on Oct. 13. The copper box that was tucked away in a cornerstone of the university’s residence hall was removed and placed in the University Archives when Douglas Hall was demolished in 2014. “People love discovering secrets from...
As part of a new and innovative professional development program offered through the Graduate School, students can take a class that connects them with alumni in their fields so they are aware of the job requirements and have the best advantage to land a job. “We’re helping graduate students get jobs,” said Gary Baker, co-coordinator of...
Stacy M. Seaworth When Stacy M. Seaworth graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1989, she expected to follow in the footsteps of those amazing educators who had meant so much to her. Five years later, she earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois State University and began to fulfill her ROTC commission as...
Three alumni are preventing crime and protecting America in different ways as staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Although their degrees from Northern Illinois University are different, three alumni share commonality as they work behind the scenes to protect homeland security. Last year, James E. Long was hired as a special agent in...
Thanks to a leadership gift from Northwestern Medicine, Northern Illinois University will establish the Northwestern Medicine Performance Center, which will directly benefit all Huskie student-athletes, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced last week. “Providing our student-athletes with everything they need to compete and develop physically is an important aspect...
Lynn Gibson During Lynn Gibson’s undergraduate years in the NIU College of Business, then housed inside Wirtz Hall, she lived directly across the street in the Timbercrest Apartments on the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Garden Road. Hers was Apartment 5, she knows for certain, because a couple of her six children currently share Apartment 4...
As the daughter of two NIU professors, Cathy Doederlein grew up on the DeKalb campus. A regular visitor to her father’s classroom, she idolized the bright, friendly students she met there. At the time, she had no way of knowing that those experiences would inspire her lifelong commitment to NIU. Today, Doederlein’s love for NIU...
After working in public relations for three decades telling other people’s stories, NIU alumna Rita Dragonette is telling her own and will mark the occasion with a series of events at her alma mater. Dragonette chronicles her own experiences as a college student during the Vietnam War era in her first book, titled “The Fourteenth...
Northern Illinois University has classic fun and hard-to-top new happenings in store for Homecoming 2018, themed a “Mission of Tradition.” Homecoming Week starts Sunday, Oct. 7 and builds up to the NIU Huskies’ football game against the Ohio University Bobcats on Saturday, Oct. 13. But this year’s game comes with a can’t-miss performance in the...
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