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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...
Northern Illinois University has been selected for inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Global Universities for 2021. NIU is one of only 10 institutions selected from the state of Illinois. According to U.S. News, the seventh annual rankings focus specifically on academic research and overall reputation of schools, rather than separating...
When Jenna Dooley (then Jenna Wright) first walked into WNIJ as a college freshman, little did she know that she would build a career in public broadcasting, first as a “Morning Edition” host at WUIS-FM in Springfield, Illinois, and later returning to WNIJ as a reporter and news director. She recently garnered recognition – and...
Beverly Henry has been named interim dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) effective Jan. 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. She replaces Dean Derryl Block who will begin a professional development leave Jan. 1 after serving in the role since 2012. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students...
It’s always exciting to hear from and live chat with experts from NASA, Fermilab and Argonne National Lab. But the real stars of NIU’s Oct. 31 STEM Fest Celebration might be the NIU student presenters who are majoring in diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, communicative disorders, art, chemistry and math. Have you...
NIU General Counsel Bryan Perry recently accepted three new appointments that will allow him to contribute to the community and to the legal profession. “I have always felt that community involvement is important,” says Perry, who became NIU’s chief legal officer in June of 2019 after serving in similar capacities at Baltimore City Community College...
New enrollment data reveals that Northern Illinois University’s innovative Huskie Pledge program was a key factor in lifting enrollment this fall. Created in January of 2020, the program is designed to promote NIU’s commitment to making a college education affordable to qualified students of limited means. Designed to benefit Illinois high school graduates with a...
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