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Delicious soup served in hand-made ceramic bowls is the perfect recipe to raise funds for the Huskie Food Pantry and Hope Haven. Empty Bowls, a nationwide project using ceramic arts to fight hunger, comes to NIU 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Chandelier Ballroom, Adams Hall. The way it works is you...
Longtime DeKalb residents Dorothy G. O’Brien and Genevieve A. O’Brien grew up on a farm south of DeKalb. The sisters were very grateful for their educational opportunities and life experiences and have left a legacy which reflects that. Genevieve O’Brien went on to marry Ed Vrba, and through a testamentary trust they established the O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship...
More than 250 students got their groove on Feb. 23 during the fifth-annual NIU Dance Marathon held at the Student Recreation Center. Armed with enthusiasm and their best dance moves, Huskies raised more than $30,500 for kids who receive treatment at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “It doesn’t matter what major...
How can you stay safe? As winter comes to an end, spring will soon be upon us. This means that severe weather is right around the corner. March is National Severe Weather Preparedness Month, and now is the time to start planning for unpredictable weather. Don’t wait until the forecast to get ready, because it...
Can you imagine having a full week to live the life of an artist, engineer or writer? A jazz musician, physicist, actor or athlete? That’s what happens at NIU summer camps, where campers get a chance to immerse themselves in the field of their choice, developing their skills and passion while experiencing life on a...
High school students and community college students have the opportunity to go for the gold during the NIU Business Olympics set for April 6 at Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road in DeKalb. Sponsored by the College of Business, the one-day event allows students to show their business acumen and earn cash prizes for their skills...
Northern Illinois University has been awarded a contract by the Illinois State Board of Education to coordinate the statewide Migrant Education Program. The $1.67 million contract runs from Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, to Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Susana Das Neves, who is completing her doctorate in adult education with a research focus on providing educational supports to...
Northern Illinois University junior Cornell Cox is not afraid to confront life’s big questions. In a conversation about his path to NIU and his choice of major, he brings up climate change and war, deep questions about how human behaviors have led to the major challenges facing the world today. He also discusses his love...
Northern Illinois University students and community members now have expanded access to casual and competitive video gaming. The new NIU Esports Arena on the main DeKalb campus and planned Esports Cafés at NIU Naperville and NIU Hoffman Estates regional centers, featuring gaming technology donated by Dell, are part of an effort by NIU to expand...
The NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a regional mathematics competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at DuSable Hall and the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center. Close to 400 students from 17 high schools will participate in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional High School...
Those looking to enjoy the benefits of a book club can do so with a click thanks to a new program launched this month by NIU College of Business Alumni Relations. Nearly 200 former Huskies have already joined the College of Business online book club, delving into the New York Time bestseller “The Power of...
Abraham Lincoln walks into a bar … but what does he order? According to NIU alumnus and local historian Clint Cargile, “Lincoln didn’t drink alcohol outside of the occasional toast or official function. So if Lincoln walked into a bar, he’d probably order his favorite drink … water.” However, this Thursday, Feb. 21, visitors to...
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