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The School of Theatre and Dance at NIU presents, The Revolutionists, with performances nightly through Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. and with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 in the O’Connell Theatre.  Tickets are available online or at the Stevens Building Box Office.  The Revolutionists is a sassy comedy about four very real,...
Members of the Northern Illinois University community are partners with NIU leadership in creating a positive NIU experience. With that in mind, President Freeman invites NIU faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, to meet with her during newly scheduled office hours. “I welcome respectful and constructive dialogue about NIU,” says President Freeman. “I am excited about...
The NIU Police Department joined with the Illinois National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and chiefs from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in a historic pledge to bridge the gap between law enforcement and community members. In October 2018, members of the NIU Police Department pledged to adopt the...
Charles Pudrith, NIU assistant audiology professor, wants to find out if genetic variants explain susceptibility to acquired hearing loss and he needs your help – especially if you’re a musician. Pudrith is overseeing the new NIU Hearing Conservation Center, which has two components: service and research. The center is offering free hearing tests to all...
The NIU College of Education remains in the country’s Top 10 among U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of online graduate programs. NIU ties for ninth with Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Virginia (Curry). It lifts NIU’s string of high recognition to seven consecutive years. Meanwhile, the...
The Huskie Hack – NIU’s annual 24-hour hackathon – is being revamped this year. The revitalized hack now offers more opportunities for NIU student mentors to gain project management experience as they work with teams of high school students who are harnessing the power of today’s technology to make positive change in the world. The...
NIU’s Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic will open its 10th Little Free Library next semester in front of the historic Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center. Kristine Wilke, the clinic’s new director, is excited to secure the 921 W. Lincoln Hwy. location just steps from a pair of Huskie Bus Line Route 2Rstops to “give everybody the opportunity to...
While the demand for mental health services on campus is growing, the folks at NIU’s Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) want students to know they are always available to help more people. Students should not hesitate to contact CCS should they need help. The office is staffed every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....
NIU alumna Pettee Guerrero is passionate about helping workers stay safe and healthy on the job. “We rely on workers to provide so much to our communities, to make possible the industries that fuel our economy in northern Illinois,” she says. “The workers are someone’s mother, father, child, husband or wife. They are all important...
DeKalb city officials have added their congratulations to the stream of kudos coming in for NIU’s MAC Champion football team.  President Lisa Freeman, Athletic Director Sean Frazier and Coach Rod Carey joined senior offensive tackle Max Scharping and junior defensive end Sutton Smith for a presentation during a City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 10....
Kimberly Hart Some jobs are harder than others. Take counseling, for example. Counselors know that each and every word they say to their clients carries great weight, and it’s impossible for the practitioners not to become invested in the lives of those who have come for the right words or just the open ears. “In...
On a cold Thursday afternoon, a group gathers around a table in room 338 of Founders Memorial Library. They’re in the NIU Digital Convergence Lab, but they’re not here today to explore new media technology. Instead, their hands filled with colorful yarn, these knitters and crocheters are using their lunch hour to give back to...
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