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Huskie Family Welcome 2014
The 2014-15 academic year is quickly coming to a close for most students and faculty, but Northern Illinois University is already looking forward to welcoming new and returning students back to campus next fall.  Planning has begun for Welcome Days 2015, which starts with new student move-in day, Friday, August 21. The Huskie Family Welcome...
Paul Bauer
Northern Illinois University announced it has selected Paul Bauer as interim dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, effective May 1. Bauer, who joined NIU in 1986, served as director of the NIU School of Music for 20 years until his retirement in May, 2014. He has taught applied trombone, euphonium and...
The DeKalb Public Library will provide free “behind-the-scenes” tours to the NIU campus community at 3:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. These tours will provide a guided look at the new library expansion, and offer some insight into the many improvements and enhancements that will become available once the new building opens....
The campus community is invited to attend open forums for the four candidates coming to campus in the next 10 days to interview for the position of senior associate vice president for Human Resources Services. Names of the candidates will be released via NIU Today 48 hours before they arrive. Friday, April 24 10:30-11:30 a.m....
The Northern Illinois University Huskie Pup Line is back to running regularly this week with a new route that operates on university-owned streets and parkways and serves residence halls. The new route takes into account Student Association focus group feedback regarding transportation needs and are compliant with state law. The Pups will run from Stevenson...
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) Instructor Training to the NIU Holmes Student Center’s Sandburg Auditorium, 340 Carrol Avenue, DeKalb. The two day instructor course, which runs from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. May...
Join Northern Illinois University Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Eric Weldy as he leads the conversation about student involvement and leadership development during a “Twitter takeover” of @NIUlive Tuesday, March 31. Students are invited to tweet questions and comments to Weldy at @NIULive using Twitter hashtag #NIUSILD. Tweet in advance and he’ll respond Tuesday,...
Northern Illinois University is one of more than 120 U.S. engineering schools that announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century in a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today. These “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as...
Residents and businesses adjacent to the campus of Northern Illinois University are invited to a community conversation about NIU’s draft Smoke-Free NIU policy on Wednesday, March 25. The meeting will run from 4:45-6 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge, main floor of the Holmes Student Center. Per the State of Illinois’ Smoke Free Campus Act, smoking and tobacco use on all...
Are you bilingual?
In an increasingly connected world, the best-prepared college graduates will be those who can work and communicate with people across the globe. That reality is at the heart of a new Northern Illinois University program that rewards bilingualism with actual college credits. NIU’s “Celebrate Bilingualism” initiative offers up to 12 credits for undergraduate students who...
NIU faculty, staff and students may now submit nominations for membership on two task forces that will evaluate academic and administrative programs.  Nominations will be taken from March 16 to April 10, and may be submitted online at www.niu.edu/program-prioritization, or printed and sent to the Office of the Provost, 215 Altgeld Hall. The Academic Programs...
This St. Patrick’s Day, the Northern Illinois University Police Department will crack down on drunk drivers with an aggressive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, which looks to give a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road. When most people think of St. Patrick’s Day, they think about parades...
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