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Anyone who has ever raised a puppy might think twice about taking on that challenge during the deepest deep freeze of winter. But Haley Galvin isn’t fazed by that. “This is a walk in the park compared to what I’ve done over the past year,” said Galvin. For Galvin, 22, a journalism major who is...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences proudly welcomes Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 2 p.m. CT on Feb. 18. The 45-minute event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Duckworth discussing a variety of topics such as rebuilding democracy; supporting women, families and persons with disabilities...
The Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) has awarded $229,000 in seed grants to eight research teams across the state in its second round of funding, selecting projects that include vaccine distribution, strengthening the state’s teacher pipeline and protecting Illinois’ biodiversity. Northern Illinois University researchers are involved with six of the eight funded projects and are the...
Efforts by Northern Illinois University and local partners to increase racial healing recently got a boost from the State of Illinois in the form of a grant to foster efforts to create a Belonging leadership council and fund public art and engagement activities in DeKalb. The $30,000 Healing Illinois grant from the Illinois Department of...
Mark McGowanCI, enewsletter NIU faculty and staff can receive free, online tutoring for their children in first- through sixth-grades, thanks to a new partnership between the College of Education and the Employee Assistance Program. Mission Possible Tutoring and Homework Help connects elementary school students with nine teacher-licensure candidates who are pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching degrees through the Department of Curriculum...
NIU’s 125th anniversary celebration officially kicked off in January 2020, a century-and-a-quarter after the university was founded in 1895.  A 25-member committee created the outline for a year-long observance of the university milestone, but that changed when the COVID-19 pandemic began. As a result, NIU will continue to commemorate history in 2021—when it is safe to...
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...
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