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When was the last time you stopped and looked at the night sky just to marvel at the wonders of space? When have you taken a moment to dig into mysterious subjects like dark matter or learn about the latest space explorations from NASA? The next STEM Café, presented by NIU STEAM, is your opportunity...
When Kathryn Olson was a student at Northern Illinois University, she became part of Huskie Service Scholars to network with peers and get involved in campus and community service projects. Because the program contributed to her career path, she gives back as an NIU volunteer to improve the lives of current students. After graduating as...
Northern Illinois University law students will have another opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience when they represent prisoners in federal court beginning this fall. On Friday, June 29, the NIU College of Law and the P. Michael Mahoney (Rockford, Illinois) Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announced their partnership and launch of a Prisoners’ Rights...
Ashley Grazutis has been thinking about the edTPA since she arrived at NIU. “The first time I heard about the edTPA was [as a first-year student] at a Secondary Education Organization meeting,” says Grazutis, a senior from Palos Park, Illinois. “All the rubrics. All the steps. As a [first-year student], I was completely overwhelmed by it.”...
Northern Illinois University Athletics is now taking orders for new 2018 football season tickets online at NIUHuskies.com, on the phone at 815-753-PACK (7225) and in person at the NIU Athletics Ticket Office located in the Convocation Center. West Side tickets for all five 2018 NIU home games, including the home opener versus Utah, the first...
Linze Rice felt empowered at NIU to live her life fully and openly, particularly when it came to promoting LGBTQ causes. The alumnus, who graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, has taken that empowerment and launched her own public relations, communications and photography firm. Through Pink House Media, Rice aims to...
At the upcoming International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Chicago, NIU STEM Read will partner with Andy Weir – bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis – to explore how science fiction fuels STEAM learning. Highlights of the collaboration include a keynote presentation in which NIU STEM Read Director Gillian King-Cargile will...
Destiny McDonald, ’10, M.S.Ed. ’12, and other Huskies helped changed the life of an elderly man in Joplin, Missouri, in one week after he had been struggling to rebuild his home for two years because of a tornado that had devastated the town. During a Huskie Alternative Break, McDonald and 10 students worked with the...
Attention all gamers: Northern Illinois University’s Esports Club welcomes players of all stripes, casual or competitive, to join the ranks and have some fun. Esports – organized, competitive video gaming events with championships at the regional, national and international level – have become a multi-million dollar industry in recent years and are growing in popularity...
A new tourist attraction in Woodstock, Illinois, is a tribute both to the town and the talents of some Northern Illinois University alumni. A 1971 graduate, Michael Stanard designed a mural, while 1993 graduate Bobby Jo Scribner created a sculpture for the Woodstock on Film and on the Stage mural and sculpture garden near Classic...
The Physical Science Careers Camp at NIU is getting a reboot this summer, offering high school students new hands-on opportunities to explore careers in chemistry and physics. At the helm of this newly redesigned camp is Kate Powers, a STEM educator in the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement and an experienced research chemist who is...
More than two decades after earning their Round Lake High School diplomas together, NIU’s director of Campus Child Care Kristin Schulz and her longtime friend Mike Lannon can call themselves fellow graduates again. Both graduated Friday, May 11, with master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University. Neither of the 1996 Round Lake High School graduates knew...
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