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It was Starr Chase’s passion for helping people that led her to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Human Development and Family Studies at NIU. “I don’t know if I really appreciated how good of an education I had from the program until I had graduated,” said Chase, who graduated in 2015 with a master’s...
Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Jamie Forbeck Jamie Forbeck always had a passion for science. But it took a near-tragedy her first semester of college to make her realize her career path. Forbeck, a senior from Princeton, Illinois, is studying medical laboratory sciences. She hopes to work in a hospital and help...
Dave Rich, a 2019 graduate of NIU’s School of Nursing, was recently named Advocate Sherman Hospital’s 2020 Nurse of the Year in the direct caregiver category. “David is an amazing nurse and student,” said NIU Presidential Teaching Professor, Jeanette Rossetti. “When I got the news that he won this award, I wasn’t surprised. There is...
When Jenna Dooley (then Jenna Wright) first walked into WNIJ as a college freshman, little did she know that she would build a career in public broadcasting, first as a “Morning Edition” host at WUIS-FM in Springfield, Illinois, and later returning to WNIJ as a reporter and news director. She recently garnered recognition – and...
Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Morgan Cunningham When she transferred to NIU from Rock Valley College, Morgan Cunningham worried it would be hard to make friends. Three years later, she realizes making friends was the easy part. It is leaving them that will be hard. “I’ve met a lot of really fun...
A panel of faculty from the NIU Department of Political Science and the NIU College of Law will hold a roundtable discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 5, via Microsoft Teams, to field questions from the university  community regarding the outcomes of the Nov. 3 elections. “This is an opportunity for members of the community to tap...
It’s always exciting to hear from and live chat with experts from NASA, Fermilab and Argonne National Lab. But the real stars of NIU’s Oct. 31 STEM Fest Celebration might be the NIU student presenters who are majoring in diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, communicative disorders, art, chemistry and math. Have you...
An insider scoop helped Carson Wallace find the hidden gem that is NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. “My aunt is a writer for an engineering magazine, and she told me the engineering program at NIU is up and coming,” said Wallace, a senior studying mechanical engineering. “It’s a good value for the money,...
Elizabeth Vieyra was little when she first noticed some of her peers did not have the same opportunities she did. Vieyra was always musically inclined, playing flute and violin. But she realized not everyone in her hometown of Aurora who wanted to take up an instrument could do so. “I saw people around me who...
Northern Illinois University and the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence have joined forces with community partners in DeKalb and Rockford to offer intersectional conversations hosted by an international expert. All Huskies and members of the public are invited to register and attend “Belonging,” a free event hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Dr....
Jim Suttie Jim Suttie was only 4 when he first encountered what has defined the rest of his life and his still-growing list of internationally celebrated accomplishments. “My dad was a physician – a pediatrician – in DeKalb. He played golf, and he got me out there,” says Suttie, one of the country’s top golf coaches...
Huskies help Huskies, but we also help neighbors and friends. We are innovators, artists, problem-solvers and changemakers. We are “thousands strong” and shaping the world together. In celebration of our impact, Huskies the world over are invited to participate in the NIU Foundation “Thousands Strong” virtual events, Nov. 18-20. Wednesday, Nov. 18 – “Chicago Fire” Star...
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