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Students will have a new provider of health care services when classes resume next semester. The NIU Board of Trustees approved an agreement Nov. 15 to have Northwestern Medicine assume management of Health Services, effective Jan. 7. Such a change was among the recommendations stemming from the Program Prioritization process. “We are excited to enter...
If you attended Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest this past weekend, you may have heard some of the following: “I am so proud of my alma mater.” “Where else could my kid ever have held a human brain?” “We’ve been here for seven hours and still haven’t seen it all!” “Now I’m going to be an...
Nearly 150 Rockford-area high school students visited NIU-Rockford for a school field trip to learn about careers in engineering, and the educational pathway to obtain one. The Gearing Up for Engineering school field trip provided prospective students with information on NIU’s six engineering bachelor’s degree programs offered in DeKalb as well as the NIU Engineering...
DeKalb’s famous “flying ear of corn” long ago branded this region as a center of new ideas in American farming. Nearly a century later, the area’s premier agricultural heritage group is bringing national experts and local entrepreneurs together in a can’t-miss event about DeKalb County’s future. “An Evening With Innovators,” sponsored by the DeKalb Area...
“Talent is universal, but opportunity is not,” NIU President Lisa Freeman told a packed audience at the Oct. 20 “Saturday Forum” broadcast at Chicago’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters. “At NIU, we’re committed to social justice and inclusion,” she said, “and we believe that higher education is a fundamental human right.” Freeman’s appearance at Rainbow/PUSH came at...
Hundreds of Huskies gathered on Sept. 6 for NIU’s Latin Chill, an evening of fun and fellowship held at the Latino Resource Center. “The Latin Chill is important because it is the first time many students get to know about student organizations firsthand,” Sergio Gutierrez, graduate assistant for the Latino Resource Center, said. “One can...
An award-winning film by NIU Professor Laura Vazquez will be shown for the first time in DeKalb on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the DeKalb Public Library’s Yusunas Room. Think Globally – Eat Locally is a 30-minute documentary film that was filmed in DeKalb County in 2016. The film features interviews with local...
Thanks to a leadership gift from Northwestern Medicine, Northern Illinois University will establish the Northwestern Medicine Performance Center, which will directly benefit all Huskie student-athletes, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced last week. “Providing our student-athletes with everything they need to compete and develop physically is an important aspect...
Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that strives to introduce all people to the wonders of science. However, for some adults and children, a loud, bright and crowded environment makes it hard for them to feel welcome. That’s why this year, the STEMfest organizers are introducing a...
Northern Illinois University has classic fun and hard-to-top new happenings in store for Homecoming 2018, themed a “Mission of Tradition.” Homecoming Week starts Sunday, Oct. 7 and builds up to the NIU Huskies’ football game against the Ohio University Bobcats on Saturday, Oct. 13. But this year’s game comes with a can’t-miss performance in the...
NIU faculty, staff and students are invited to review and comment on a proposed revitalization plan for the northwest quadrant of DeKalb known as the Annie Glidden North neighborhood, or AGN. Several meetings have been scheduled at which citizens may voice their opinions or ask questions in person:  Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. at the...
When Amber Sayles doesn’t have her nose buried in her honors textbooks or her hands full of test tubes from her research, she can be found caring for her young daughter and volunteering in the community. With so many demands on her time, Amber has relied on her relentless determination, time management skills and several...
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