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It was a winning combination when NIU students partnered with Special Olympics athletes from Opportunity House of Sycamore for a National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) soccer tournament. Playing as the NIU Unified team, the athletes took first place in the Unified Division Spring Soccer Championship held at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, April...
Over 230 NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry on Wednesday, April 17, during the university’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). Descriptions of all student projects are available online in the URAD/CES Program. With the help of over...
Jocelyn Santana remembers going to protests and picket lines with her mother, a public school teacher, even though she was too young to understand what was happening. She remembers sitting among “brown and black bodies” in a remedial math classroom at her high school, where the teacher in charge mostly propped his feet on the desk...
For School of Music professor David Maki, it’s all about NIU students. “My favorite memories at NIU continue to be centered on watching students succeed on multiple levels,” shares Maki. “Everything from watching a struggling student finally master a concept, to hearing our students performing at a high level, to seeing our students begin and...
Making life less challenging… that’s what the seniors of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) have been working on all year. From devices that alert drivers to approaching emergency vehicles to ensuring allergy patients always have their life-saving epinephrine injection handy, the 78 teams of engineering majors will demonstrate their innovative projects at...
Students in Leland, Illinois have had the chance to design electric cars, play with circuits, use soldering irons and more, thanks to a generous donation from Jan Half, a former Leland teacher and NIU alumna. Half’s gift has enabled a new partnership between Northern Illinois University and Leland CUSD #1, a K-12 public school. The...
The final lecture of this year’s Elizabeth Allen Visiting Alumni Speakers in Art History Lecture Series features Freida High Wsikhongo Tesfagiorgis’ talk: A Sankofa Moment in 2019: The Impact of The Black Arts Movement On Diversity in Art History and Museums in the New Millennium, Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in room 103 of Jack Arends...
More than 500 NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni sprang into action April 13 during NIU Cares Day, the annual event that allows Huskies to lend a helping hand to community members who need one. “NIU Cares Day volunteers spent the day planting, painting, cleaning, sorting, assisting with events and various other tasks around the...
In every life, there are turning points — moments big and small — that change direction for individuals and/or institutions. As NIU prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary, members of the NIU community are invited to submit nominations for the 125 Key NIU Moments collection. Entries can be made directly on the 125th-anniversary website through the end...
First- and Second-Year Experience’s (FYSE) annual service program, Sophomore Days of Service (SDoS), celebrated its seventh year of success this February. SDoS is a month-long service program that aims at helping students make a difference on campus and in the DeKalb community through the two-to-five hour, one-time volunteer experiences. This year, students volunteered at sites such...
The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) invite you to attend Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). URAD and CES 2019 form NIU’s annual showcase of the research, artistry and community-based engagement projects that undergraduate students have been involved in throughout this academic year. Undergraduate students will...
Joe Flynn grew up with a clear sense of his primary role and duty in society. “I was always raised to think about where other people are coming from, and what struggles folks have, and that oftentimes the things that people have to struggle through are by no making of their own,” says Flynn, an associate...
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