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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...
NIU’s Jill Zambito has become the first collegiate representative on the Illinois Commission to End Hunger as the Huskie Food Pantry she oversees for NIU students gains recognition. Zambito, director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development in the Division of Student Affairs, was appointed in April to fill a spot created specifically to address students...
On Thursday, May 3, the best and brightest history students in Illinois competed in the Illinois History Day contest in Springfield. Among the students were top participants in the northern Illinois regional competition, held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Northern Illinois University. By creating projects focused on local or state history in Illinois, History Day...
During the Senate’s grilling of Mark Zuckerberg in April of 2018, one senator – Senator John Kennedy, R-LA – cut through the polite posturing and carefully parsed language, saying, “Here’s what everybody’s been trying to tell you today, and I say this gently. Your user agreement sucks.” What are user agreements? How do they affect...
Six principals from NIU’s service region have been named as the inaugural Marguerite Key Fellows, a new initiative of the NIU College of Education. Rachel Bednar, principal, Edison Middle School, Wheaton Jay Brickman, principal, Hinckley-Big Rock High School, Hinckley Patrick Hardy, principal, Proviso East High School, Maywood Debra Klein, principal, Emerson Elementary School, Wheaton Katie...
NIU Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the NIU Center for Burma Studies Catherine Raymond has been awarded a Rakow Grant for Glass Research from the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Raymond’s grant funding will be used to complete a manuscript on the reverse painting on glass tradition on the mainland...
WNIJ News reporters won four top prizes in the Illinois Associated Press Broadcast News Contest for stories aired in 2017. WNIJ swept the category for “Best Use of Sound” and also was honored in the “Best Light Feature” and “Best Newswriter” categories. Jenna Dooley’s feature headlined “NIU Library Brings World War I Sheet Music To Life,”...
This summer, the Digital Convergence Lab at Northern Illinois University will offer seven weeks of video game design camps for middle school and high school students, including four weeks of affordable day camps for students entering grades 5 through 9. “We think summer camps should be fun, and kids like video games, so we kind...
Over 210 NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry on Wednesday, April 18, during the university’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). Descriptions of all student projects are available online. With the help of over...
The exhibition “Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography” opens this week at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and it features two works from NIU School of Art and Design Instructor of Photography Jessica Labatte. The exhibition is a survey of the work of Josephson, a Chicago-based photographer who taught at the School of the Art Institute...
For 2018, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) acknowledged the contributions of student Pablo Valencia-Garcia,  Associate Professor Janice Hamlet, Academic Counselor Labrian Carrington, and former director of BELIEF Program and former PCSM Member William C. McCoy. The Deacon Davis Diversity Awards were presented during the Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon held on Wednesday, April 25, at...
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