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NIU’s bike share program is up and rolling around campus, offering an efficient and sustainable transportation option for the Huskie community. With the addition of about 150 new red bikes last month, students have been navigating around campus in style and on two wheels. “We have had a very positive reaction to the bike share...
An upcoming Unity Walk aims to bring people together to better understand one another and our own implicit bias. University students, faculty and staff are invited to walk together with members of the DeKalb community in the fifth annual event beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the MLK Commons. Remarks will begin at 5:15...
Family Weekend is open to all families and community members. We’ll be rolling out the red – and black – carpet for our families to participate in the NIU community. Come, join the pack Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16! Family Weekend features a range of activities to foster a sense of Huskie spirit...
Traveling across the country to shine a light on unconscious bias, the Check Your Blind Spots mobile bus tour will stop at NIU. A multimedia experience designed to help people recognize, acknowledge and minimize potential blind spots–unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors–the bus event will be from noon to...
NIU School of Music Professor and Director of Percussion Studies Greg Beyer and retired School of Music faculty member Robert Fleisher are featured on “Long Roll: A Tribute to Composer-Percussionist Michael Manion” by Albany Records. The release features a solo malletKAT composition of Fleisher’s written specifically for Manion. The project is a collaboration between the NIU and...
New and returning NIU students are encouraged to educate themselves about the new city of DeKalb parking regulations for neighborhoods surrounding the university. Under the city’s Safe Streets program, street parking that many students have utilized in the past will no longer be available and overnight parking is banned in certain neighborhoods. Students who live...
Mark Pietrowski Jr., DeKalb County board chair and director of NIU Continuing and Professional Education recently was selected as one of 40 emerging leaders in the state of Illinois to take part in the seventh class of the University of Illinois Edgar Fellows Program. The group of 40 were selected from nearly 170 nominations by...
NIU STEM Educator and camp director Jeremy Benson has a gift for engaging students of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, he and his colleagues at NIU STEAM captured students’ imaginations with a summer camp based on everyone’s favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry. “It’s not magic,...
Because of a team effort by alumni and the community, the Corn Classic 10K on Sunday, Sept. 23, offers a new experience for the whole family to run or volunteer. It ends with the Taste of DeKalb, a new event with food and entertainment. Cohen Barnes, ’95, has revamped the annual Corn Classic to bring alumni back...
Hannah Jenkins would have spent her summer gardening at NIU for free. But, as the first paid intern for the college’s Communiversity Gardens, she was happy to earn a paycheck. Jenkins, a 21-year-old environmental studies major at NIU, earned the position as part of a Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. A partnership between Campus...
It’s safe to say David Herrera means business. A senior majoring in marketing, Herrera was one of six Huskies who put their business acumen to the test during a sales management trainee summer internship program at Enterprise Holdings. “I have gained an inside experience on sales and customer service along with tips on running a...
Bringing books to life – transporting an author’s words and worlds from typewritten pages into physical spaces – marvelously rouses the passion for reading within young readers. Just imagine your excitement if you learned that Tad Lincoln had lost his famous father’s speech — and that it’s up to you to find the script in...
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