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Writ Deep
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery, housed in the School of Art’s Visual Arts Building, is hosting “Writ Deep,” an exploration of the relationship between craft and text as a unique affinity between forms. Shannon Stratton is the guest curator. Stratton is a writer and curator based in Chicago, where she founded and is current executive and creative...
Faraday lecture hall
Years of work on two Faraday lecture halls was successfully completed in time for students’ return to class this fall. When the students took their seats in the large and small classrooms, they had more legroom, brighter walls and state-of-the art electronics to help them learn. They also have new energy-saving lighting, softer seats, new...
When NIU classes began last week, 61 percent of the new freshman class were enrolled in a section of Northern’s popular UNIV 101 (The University Experience) course; a record percentage in the course’s history.  Transfer enrollments in UNIV 201 (The Transfer Experience) also set a record, nearly doubling in number from Fall 2009 with 184 students...
Northern Illinois University, which just this month opened a new one-stop services office for veterans, has been named among the top military friendly schools in the country. For the second consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine editors placed NIU on its list of colleges that provide extensive services and support to veterans and students currently in...
An outstanding senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is chosen each year to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Lincoln Student Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The NIU Student Laureate should have an NIU grade point average of 3.5...
Students new to NIU have enjoyed a wide variety of activities during their first week on campus. The Huskie Bash, a bonfire, a luau and ice cream socials are just a few of the events that have helped new students get acclimated to the fun and excitement of campus life.  On Thursday, many NIU students ventured off campus and into the local community for Huskies...
Robert Sorsby, NIU’s new student trustee, was sworn in Thursday morning before the meeting of the Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees. Sorsby, whose term officially began July 1, is a senior who expects to graduate next May with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a minor...
NIU in indonesia
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) two four-year grants totaling $2.4 million, up 45 percent from $1.7 million the center received in 2006. The highly competitive grants were awarded under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, which gives funding to educational institutions every four years to...
Student volunteers are needed to help host STEMfest, NIU’s first science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) festival, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Convocation Center. More than 5,000 people of all ages are expected to explore hands-on activities for children, presentations for all ages and mind-blowing exhibits. “We need hundreds of students to help to...
The welcome mat will be out in downtown DeKalb for NIU students Thursday, Aug. 26. “Huskies SEE DeKalb,” is a special event developed in collaboration with Northern Illinois University, Re: New DeKalb, downtown businesses, and the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau to introduce the new and returning students to the city and will run...
Not every student starts his or her college journey with a specific destination in mind. For those who haven’t declared majors, and for those uncertain about their choices, NIU’s Academic Advising Center is happy to play the role of travel agent. The center’s Exploring Majors Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept....
On the densely populated island of Taiwan, the concept of hearing tests is as novel as formally educated audiologists. Providing those critical hearing tests to hundreds of Taiwanese children and adults became an eye-opening experience this May for NIU College of Health and Human Sciences professor King Chung and four of her audiology students. “Most...
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