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A panel of experts in political science, law and sociology will participate in an online forum, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, on Teams Live to discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, our Constitutional processes and the peaceful transition of power. The forum will allow members of the university community to learn more...
A key component of NIU’s commitment to student success is ensuring that students get the help they need when they need it. Doing so got a little easier this semester when the university began using its Navigate software platform to facilitate and manage referrals for tutoring and other support services. “Navigate is a collaborative platform...
Weeks after Derryl Block started at NIU, the U.S. Army’s official aerial parachute demonstration team was in town in support of the Chicago Air and Water Show. They reached out to universities with ROTC programs, including NIU, with an offer for a university official to tandem jump with the Golden Knights. The newly appointed dean jumped at...
While the COVID-19 pandemic has robbed us of many special moments, Northern Illinois University is determined that the graduating classes of 2020 will get the send-off they deserve. This Saturday and Sunday, the university will host virtual commencement ceremonies to honor the accomplishments of those individuals, streaming  online ceremonies where students, family, friends, faculty and...
NIU Physics Professor Philippe Piot has taken on a prominent role with the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). ICFA facilitates international collaboration in the construction and use of accelerators for high energy physics, particularly the large accelerators that are at the heart of the field. Piot, an expert in both theoretical and experimental accelerator...
NIU’s significant contributions to the community, state and beyond were officially acknowledged by the U.S. Congress on Oct. 30. “This year, NIU celebrates its 125th anniversary,” said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, an NIU alumna. “I ask that this congratulatory message be read into the Congressional Record in honor of this significant milestone.” Kelly read the...
In June of this year, the MAC announced the creation of an independent esports conference – the Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC) – to facilitate and foster high-quality competition among college esports teams. With a history of competitive club esports, NIU was a natural fit as one of the founding members of the conference, which now...
Earning accolades, NIU continues to be a leader in the area of equitable access for students from diverse backgrounds. University leaders, including NIU President Lisa Freeman, recently joined representatives from 28 community colleges and universities throughout Illinois at a 2020 Virtual Fall Summit hosted by the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative. Themed “Engaging Faculty Champions...
Northern Illinois University’s long-time commitment to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable students has helped the university secure nearly $3.5 million in funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. The funding was part of a $108 million federal relief package provided to the state as part of the CARES ACT. Of that...
In her annual State of the University Address, President Lisa C. Freeman praised the NIU community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while charting a future course that builds on Huskie values and continues to embrace change in this period of uncertainty. Noting the extraordinary circumstances of NIU’s 125th anniversary year, the president spent...
Flying high for the first time at the Holmes Student Center, two Progress LGBTQ+ Pride Flags symbolize more than NIU’s celebration of diversity in all its forms. They are a visual reminder of continued work to ensure the retention and persistence of LGBTQ+ Huskies. Individuals are encouraged to take pictures with the flags—on display through...
To help protect your home community as well as NIU’s, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Health Department and NIU are partnering to offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing from Monday, Nov. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 18, for any students, faculty, staff members or DeKalb County residents who want to be tested prior...
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