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A WalletHub analysis of the financial cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia estimated the financial cost of smoking to be roughly $1.54 million for each smoker in Illinois over a lifetime. The high cost of tobacco use may be enough for people to consider quitting. But it...
Photo of Tuskegee Airmen (courtesy of Chicago chapter)
Ken Rapier is a man on a mission. As a certified flight instructor and president of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 67-year-old is committed to keeping the legacy of the famed “red tails” alive. “They were a group of great men, and great men leave legacies for all of us,” said Rapier,...
Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University for a Feb. 19 conference to promote cross functional collaboration that helps decision-makers and practitioners identify and implement future-focused workforce enhancement strategies. Participants will learn about the latest research and information on workforce trends, policies, and practices plus find ways...
NIU President Doug Baker and Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman will host two town hall meetings Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium. The meetings are intended to engage campus students and employees about program prioritization and other strategic imperatives for the university. All employees are encouraged to attend...
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety will conduct a test of its emergency notification system Friday, Dec. 19. All employees who have provided a mobile phone number through MyNIU should receive a text message at that number and an email at their NIU email address that is clearly labeled as a...
Photo of a NO SMOKING sign
With the implementation of the Smoke-free Campus Act, smoking will not be permitted on NIU campus property, including buildings, grounds, parking lots, and vehicles that are owned or operated by the university. However, there are resources available to members of the campus community who wish to quit smoking. The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free...
As part of Northern Illinois University’s Campus RE: ENVISIONED study aimed at revitalizing the central core campus in conjunction with the university’s Bold Futures initiative, teams of design firms from across the nation will be envisioning potential future state scenarios for the Holmes Student Center and Neptune Residential Complex, as well as the surrounding urban...
See you in Detroit!
Thanks to the generosity of the Student Association (SA), the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and Intercollegiate Athletics, Northern Illinois University will host a student fan bus package for the MAC Championship football game. Cheer on the NIU Huskies football team Friday, Dec. 5, at Ford Field in Detroit. A limited number of...
After giving thanks for friends and family, finishing off the pumpkin pie and scoring a few Cyber Monday bargains, Huskies now have an opportunity to extend the spirit of the holiday season with Giving Tuesday. The goal of Giving Tuesday is to inspire philanthropic giving during the holidays. On Dec. 2, NIU will launch a...
An evening of reflection is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Blackhawk Cafeteria at Holmes Student Center. The purpose of the event is to enable an ongoing dialogue meant to identify key issues of concern in the community in an effort to heal divisions and foster pathways toward unity and...
Northern Illinois University’s Study Abroad Office announced the postponement of its planned 2015 study abroad program in Sierra Leone until summer, 2016. “In International Affairs, we believe that continued engagement with west African nations is crucial for true understanding and a global perspective,” says NIU Associate Vice President Deborah Pierce.“We look forward to coordinating the program in...
As part of a continuing effort by the Northern Illinois University Student Association (SA) and university officials, the SA announced its week of action activities in conjunction with the White House-led It’s On Us campaign, which advocates for students’ awareness of the national issue of, response to and prevention of campus sexual assaults. Student Association...
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