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Meet author Steve Peifer on Thursday, Oct. 4 as he shares how a pilgrimage to Kenya transformed him from an ordinary middle-aged man into an international hero. Steve Peifer and his wife Nancy lost their child on the eighth day after his birth due to a genetic disorder called trisomy 13. They didn’t know how...
Dissecting cow eyeballs, maneuvering robots and investigating a dramatized crime scene are just a few of the hands-on activities that bring all ages to the annual STEMfest, one of Northern Illinois University’s most popular events. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the NIU Convocation Center, NIU departments and student groups, regional...
NIU Athletics, through its association with both the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation, will distribute $5,000 to local school districts and help fund projects at three local elementary schools, through the Extra Yard for Teachers initiative this year. During the 2018-19 academic year, the MAC is providing $5,000 to each...
NIU has been chosen as one of the 15 stops for the first #SameHere Sit-Down College Campus Tour, organized by mental health non-profit organization We’re All A Little “Crazy.” Former Chicago Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo will headline the evening of vulnerable, interactive stories, discussions and musical entertainment, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom...
Did you know that esports are among the fastest growing sports on college campuses, with more than 70 varsity and 200 club teams on U.S. college campuses as of March 2018? Esports – or professional video gaming – is also a multi-million dollar global business, with career opportunities in professional gaming, marketing and merchandising, event...
An interdisciplinary team from NIU was recently awarded two grants to study the impact of early childhood education programs in the state of Illinois. The research team for both grants includes faculty and staff from the NIU Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, the College of Education, and the College of Health and Human...
Cheer your Huskies both at home and on the road this football season! Tickets are on sale for home and away games. The Huskies play five home games this season, with the next game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as they host Central Michigan University. When the Huskies are away at Akron, alumni are invited...
Those who stopped by the Check Your Blind Spots bus out of curiosity this week left ready to act, leaving their thoughts behind on a pledge board. “Be open.” “Stop and listen.” “Slow down and think.” Lines of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members awaited a walk through the bus, parked in the MLK...
What if playing video games could help prepare junior high and high school students for college and career success? In the right competitive and collaborative environment, it can do just that – while also being a lot of fun. This past summer, the NIU Esports Bootcamp introduced students in grades 7 to 12 to popular...
NIU students, faculty and staff can learn about area businesses and discover local resources at the first-ever Campus Meets Community event Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Commons. More than 40 local businesses and organizations affiliated with the DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa Area Chambers of Commerce are taking part...
Disasters happen. Prepare now. Learn how. As the new semester begins it is important to remember that we all must prepare ourselves and our families for times of disaster. Now is the time to learn how to make plans, learn lifesaving skills, check insurance policies and learn how to best save money for emergencies. National...
As the semester kicks off, NIU police are asking Huskies to form safe habits as they reacclimate to campus life. “It takes a community to police the community, not just the police,” said Deputy Chief Jason John. “And our officers are part of that community.” The Department of Police and Public Safety has partnered with...
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