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“Mini disk recorder slash player.” “The old cassette recorder.” “DAT tape, known for failing miserably and getting lots of crackles as you play them back.” “Ooh. That is a… What is it? …. Tube transformer?” A lot has changed in the 30 years since WNIJ 89.5 signed on the air, as Reporter Susan Stephens and...
No playbook existed for how the sports industry could react to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jobs and revenue were lost. Games, programs and seasons were canceled. Teams played without fans. With a more positive outlook on the horizon, organizations, teams and participants now are working to rebrand sports in a post-COVID world. The...
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its annual Chemistry Demo Night to be held virtually via Zoom, with the interactive livestream to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16. Register to attend the virtual event. This year’s theme is “Kitchen Chemistry,” featuring some experiments everyone can perform at home using readily...
“Recycling is a complex process and is not particularly efficient in terms of energy and natural resource consumption,” says Courtney Gallaher, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. “Many of our recyclable products are not recycled in the ways...
The first time Mayra Lagunas realized that universities had a department dedicated to recruiting students was when she was hired to work in Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Illinois. Eleven years later, she has emerged as an up-and-coming leader in the field of college admissions and has been selected to become assistant...
April is Autism Acceptance Month, an opportunity to spread awareness, promote acceptance and ignite change. For Rai Nihei, proud mother of Clark and a member of NIU’s Autism Caregiver group, it’s also an opportunity to address a number of misconceptions that people may have about autism. “Autism is not uncommon and it’s not an illness to...
Two December graduates of Northern Illinois University who received life-saving transfusions after being gravely injured in a February fire are giving back with a blood drive for the community on April 7. After the Feb. 12 apartment fire, Matt Zamudio and Alyssa Noonan were airlifted from DeKalb to a trauma center in Rockford, where they...
NIU’s Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) and Safe Passage join communities, workplaces and campuses across the country in hosting awareness and prevention events throughout the month of April, which is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Sexual violence on college campuses has been an issue for many years,” stated Prevention Project...
As the spring semester nears its end, many at Northern Illinois University are looking ahead to next year, working to attract next fall’s incoming class. Aiding in that effort is a suite of new tools to make enrolling at NIU easier. “We are adamant that a life-changing NIU education should be within reach of every...
Innovative technology will be on display again this year at the annual Senior Design Demonstration Day. The virtual event hosted by NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) will be held Friday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m. at go.niu.edu/seniordesign. Visitors to the website will be able to interact by live video chat with 72 student teams to learn about their innovative senior design projects.  Senior Design is a two-semester course and the pinnacle learning experience in an...
NIU STEM Read is known for mind-blowing field trips that use games to bring to life the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts behind popular fiction books. In a normal year, each field trip would gather 400 to 1,000 students in a ballroom, gym or even the convocation center to design costumes, practice their...
Binal Amin is taking what she’s learned in the classroom and applying it in real-world situations to make a difference in the community. Amin is one of more than 30 public health students who have volunteered to assist at the COVID-19 mass vaccinations clinics hosted by the Kane County Health Department. “I was fortunate to...
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