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Northern Illinois University invites the public to explore national treasures, Amish country, historic battlefields and famous architecture on a trip Oct. 22-30 to Washington, D.C., and regions of Pennsylvania. Visit the historic spot of the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle ever fought in America, and explore the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and...
The O’Brien Vrba Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for scholarships that it offers to full-time college students in their junior or senior year or in a graduate program. For the 2015-2016 academic year, $2,000 to $3,000 is available to undergraduates with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and to graduates with a minimum GPA...
A no-smoking logo
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. Per the State of Illinois’ Smoke Free Campus Act, smoking and tobacco use on all campus property, including outdoor spaces, will be prohibited as of July 1, 2015. More information about the proposed...
Photo of a police badge for a detective
Northern Illinois University Police, along with Illinois State Police, will conduct active shooter training at Lincoln Hall on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can expect to see numerous police vehicles in the Lincoln Hall Service Drive, as well as tactically-geared officers on occasion throughout the day. No live weapons will be used....
Calling all aspiring app developers: NIU’s Division of Information Technology is offering up to $30,000 per year for three years to students, faculty and staff who can develop applications that help society using broadband connectivity. The Broadband Innovation Grant Opportunity competition builds upon more than a decade of NIU work with community partners to establish...
Weldy chats with Orientation Leader Eric Glasby.
Join Northern Illinois University Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Eric Weldy as he leads the conversation about NIU housing during a Monday “Twitter takeover” of @NIUlive. Students are invited to tweet questions and comments to Weldy at @NIULive using Twitter hashtag #NIUhousing. Tweet today and he’ll respond Monday, or join in the conversation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,...
The general public is invited to attend a free screening and discussion of “Central Standard: On Education,” the web series produced by award-winning Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW and Scrappers Film Group on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street in Chicago. Northern Illinois University sponsors the series, which follows the personal stories of...
Northern Illinois University faculty and staff will receive email invitations today to participate in a survey of potential criteria to be used in evaluating academic and administrative programs.  The survey is part of NIU’s Program Prioritization initiative, explained in detail on a website that also launched today at www.niu.edu/program-prioritization. The survey lists possible criteria for...
FAFSA-Student-Loans
A major auto insurance company advertises that taking 15 minutes could save 15 percent. Now, the Northern Illinois University Student Financial Aid Office offers similar advice with an even greater potential payoff. By filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), eligible students will lock in their Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant dollars...
Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove is looking for volunteers for the 2015 Palmer Cup, June 12-14. Possible volunteer duties include live scoring, shuttle driving, and hospitality. The annual ten-man team golf competition features a battle between top American-born and European-born collegiate golfers. This event is played in a three-day, Ryder Cup format with the...
Snow on the NIU campus
Due to extreme weather conditions, Northern Illinois University’s main DeKalb campus and satellite locations will be closed Monday, February 2. Classes have been canceled at all NIU campuses. Only personnel associated with essential services and operations will be required to report to work per established procedures. Additionally, the Huskie Bus Line,  Huskie Safe Line shuttle...
Northern Illinois University is hosting a free health insurance sign-up event on Thursday, January 29, at NIU-Rockford, 8500 E. State St., Rockford. In partnership with Enroll America and the Get Covered America Campaign, along with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Winnebago County Health Department, this event is open to students as well as the...
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