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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...
Before the Huskies conquer the football field at Homecoming, the Golden Knights will conquer the sky. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Huskie ROTC Battalion, the U.S. Army parachute team will deliver the game ball just before kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 when the Huskies take on the Ohio University Bobcats for...
NIU is bringing power to the people thanks to IDEAL Industries’ innovative charging system recently installed in the Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels and the Holmes Student Center. “NIU students are never further than a cord’s length away from power to keep their devices fully charged,” Nate Kolmodin, PowerPuck product manager, said. “The PowerPuck...
Meet author Steve Peifer on Thursday, Oct. 4 as he shares how a pilgrimage to Kenya transformed him from an ordinary middle-aged man into an international hero. Steve Peifer and his wife Nancy lost their child on the eighth day after his birth due to a genetic disorder called trisomy 13. They didn’t know how...
In 1968, NIU launched the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program, welcoming about 50 African American students from Chicago to the DeKalb campus. Founded by Davis and then NIU President Rhoten Smith, the program was created to offer students access to higher education and provide them with the tools to succeed. Mission accomplished. A half century...
Cheer your Huskies both at home and on the road this football season! Tickets are on sale for home and away games. The Huskies play five home games this season, with the next game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as they host Central Michigan University. When the Huskies are away at Akron, alumni are invited...
An upcoming Unity Walk aims to bring people together to better understand one another and our own implicit bias. University students, faculty and staff are invited to walk together with members of the DeKalb community in the fifth annual event beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the MLK Commons. Remarks will begin at 5:15...
Because of a team effort by alumni and the community, the Corn Classic 10K on Sunday, Sept. 23, offers a new experience for the whole family to run or volunteer. It ends with the Taste of DeKalb, a new event with food and entertainment. Cohen Barnes, ’95, has revamped the annual Corn Classic to bring alumni back...
One Japanese class at NIU and John Pindel discovered a passion and a new place to call home. A 2016 alumnus, Pindel of Winfield, Illinois, used some free credits to take Japanese 101 and 102 his senior year with Instructor Misato Sekita. Double-majoring in computer science and philosophy, Pindel was a fan of manga, or...
When Kathryn Olson was a student at Northern Illinois University, she became part of Huskie Service Scholars to network with peers and get involved in campus and community service projects. Because the program contributed to her career path, she gives back as an NIU volunteer to improve the lives of current students. After graduating as...
Northern Illinois University law students will have another opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience when they represent prisoners in federal court beginning this fall. On Friday, June 29, the NIU College of Law and the P. Michael Mahoney (Rockford, Illinois) Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announced their partnership and launch of a Prisoners’ Rights...
If you’re a sports physical therapist, you’re in luck: you’re in demand. Less than two percent of all licensed physical therapists (PT) in the U.S. are board-certified specialists in sports physical therapy. And, if you are studying to become a physical therapist at NIU’s program, you’re in luck again: a new mentorship program aims to...
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