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Huskies are Reunited, and It Feels So Good! Be a part of a fun new tradition with our Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, on Saturday. Oct. 2. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join NIU mascot Mission while enjoying brunch in front of historic and picturesque Altgeld Hall on College...
A live choral concert with a chance for the community to sing-a-long at various points, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon at the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre, September 19 at 3 p.m. “The Big Sing” features local choral ensembles Cor Cantiamo, the Northern Illinois University Concert Choir and the concert choirs from DeKalb High School...
NIU’s Unity Walk returns for its seventh year Tuesday, Sept. 21 — calling all Huskies and members of the larger community to come together in support of positive change. This year, the event is interwoven with the approaching one-year anniversary of the Belonging initiative ongoing as a partnership between NIU and the cities of DeKalb...
NIU saw its new freshman enrollment climb this fall by nearly 12% over the same time last year—the largest year-over-year percentage increase in the freshman class in more than two decades. According to the official census on the 10th day of attendance, total freshman enrollment for fall 2021 increased to 2,285, up 238 students over...
Today through next week, Northern Illinois University will commemorate the lives lost and the heroism of first responders two decades ago on September 11, 2001. Huskies and the communities around NIU are asked to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and honor the nearly 3,000 people from more than 70 countries who died in the...
As a new school year begins across Illinois and the nation, administrators continue to face a familiar and unwanted challenge. COVID-19 remains among the problems that superintendents, principals and other school district personnel must confront to keep students, teachers, staff and their communities from the virus and its variants. Gov. JB Pritzker has mandated masks...
“Without a solid foundation, it’s hard to build anything,” said Cameron Kielb, who earned his nursing degree in 2015 from NIU. He credits his college education with challenging him to be more than “just okay.” This year, Kielb received the Ambulatory Nurse of the Year Award from Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. Ambulatory care nursing is...
The NIU College of Education has forged a 2+2 partnership with Rock Valley College to smooth the transfer path for future Elementary Education majors. Beginning this fall, the agreement provides RVC students a prescribed, sequential set of general education courses during their first two years in Rockford to put them right on track when they arrive at NIU for...
  Geraldine Heng, an award-winning author will present “What’s Religion Got to Do with It? Seeing, Reading, Teaching Race in the European Middle Ages” during the Department of History’s annual Lincoln Lecture, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 virtually via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Go to http://go.niu.edu/Lincoln-Lecture-RSVP to request a link to the...
To strengthen small to mid-sized manufacturing companies in Illinois, Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) have received a grant to develop and adopt Industry 4.0 technologies that will strengthen and maintain national and international competitiveness in a cost-effective manner for Illinois manufacturers. The grant, from the Association of...
Gabe Brown, a pioneer in the agricultural soil restoration movement that is successfully and sustainably changing farming methods across the country, will be the keynote speaker in an upcoming “Evening with Innovators,” focusing on innovations in food systems. The non-profit DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. (DAAHA) and NIU’s Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition Refuge and Refugee as well as The Art of Surviving: The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois organized by the Center for Burma Studies at NIU opens in the Art Museum’s Altgeld Hall galleries Tuesday, August 24 and runs through November 12. The exhibitions examine refugee experiences through recreations of home,...
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