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NIU has named Charlie Fey, Ed.D., a national leader in promoting student success on college campuses, as the university’s interim vice president for Student Affairs. His post begins Monday, July 19. Fey comes to NIU with more than 40 years of experience, including 23 years as the chief student affairs officer at five different institutions. He also has served in enrollment-management and residential-life leadership capacities. Among his previous posts,...
Ashley Hines learned that she loves conducting research. Michelle Nuñez Salas discovered that she wants to commit herself to activism. Emma Hazen discovered an affinity for community outreach, Chenaire Barmore is convinced that data is the future, and Kirk Williams learned that he could make a big difference in the community through nonprofit consulting. These...
NIU is home to the next generation of talented, dedicated students preparing for a brighter future for themselves, their families and the world around them. On June 23-24, Huskie Nation has a unique opportunity to unite around the mission, vision and values of Northern Illinois University through the NIU Foundation’s Huskies United. This online day...
There are at least two things that incoming Huskies have in common: they never quit, and they will read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Noah’s collection of personal stories has been selected for NIU’s Common Reading Experience for the 2021-23 academic years. Originally from South Africa, Trevor Noah is the current host of the...
October 2 Homecoming game highlights football promotional schedule With season tickets on sale and fans ready to fill the stands at Huskie Stadium again for the 2021 Northern Illinois University football season, NIU has set its initial promotional schedule for the Huskies’ four Saturday home games. The 2021 home opener on Saturday, September 11 will...
Heading into Fiscal Year 2021, the task of finding ways to make the workflow at NIU more efficient was added to the list of university goals. Specifically targeted were paper-based processes that have been executed through manually and have the potential to be automated and executed digitally. The need for such efforts was amplified when...
Since 2020, many of NIU’s popular summer camps for elementary through high school students have been offered online. Using imagination, ingenuity and creative problem solving, camp directors from NIU STEAM and Summer in the Arts have developed online communities of creative and curious learners. Online camps are returning this summer with an even wider variety...
As access to COVID-19 vaccines becomes increasingly available to Illinois residents 16 years of age and older, Huskies are sharing their reasons for getting vaccinated. Many of NIU’s faculty and staff have already received a COVID-19 vaccine administered through the DeKalb County Public Health Department. More than 1,100 NIU employees received their first dose of...
The first time Mayra Lagunas realized that universities had a department dedicated to recruiting students was when she was hired to work in Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Illinois. Eleven years later, she has emerged as an up-and-coming leader in the field of college admissions and has been selected to become assistant...
Those looking to make a difference at NIU have a new tool to help raise much-needed financial support. NIU Impact, the NIU Foundation’s new crowdfunding program, launches today, April 1, at http://crowdfund.niu.edu and features ten campaigns. Growth of Digital Giving The NIU Foundation has experienced significant growth in its digital giving program, seeing an increase...
As the spring semester nears its end, many at Northern Illinois University are looking ahead to next year, working to attract next fall’s incoming class. Aiding in that effort is a suite of new tools to make enrolling at NIU easier. “We are adamant that a life-changing NIU education should be within reach of every...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences proudly welcomes Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16) as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 6 p.m. CT March 30. The 45-minute event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Congressman Kinzinger discussing a variety of topics such as rebuilding democracy, energy, agriculture and foreign affairs with...
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