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Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Morgan Cunningham When she transferred to NIU from Rock Valley College, Morgan Cunningham worried it would be hard to make friends. Three years later, she realizes making friends was the easy part. It is leaving them that will be hard. “I’ve met a lot of really fun...
Starting Nov. 2, the Huskie Safe Line will have a new name and a new look, but will provide the same safe, secure transportation to those who travel around town between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The service will follow the Huskie Bus Line Route 11. Originating at the Holmes Student Center, the line will...
It turns out that communities that are good for older people are actually good for people of all ages, according to Mim Evans, a senior researcher at the NIU Center for Governmental Studies (CGS). Evans says communities that are designated “age-friendly” are also often called “livable communities” because they provide a healthy and positive environment...
It’s always exciting to hear from and live chat with experts from NASA, Fermilab and Argonne National Lab. But the real stars of NIU’s Oct. 31 STEM Fest Celebration might be the NIU student presenters who are majoring in diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, communicative disorders, art, chemistry and math. Have you...
An insider scoop helped Carson Wallace find the hidden gem that is NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. “My aunt is a writer for an engineering magazine, and she told me the engineering program at NIU is up and coming,” said Wallace, a senior studying mechanical engineering. “It’s a good value for the money,...
NIU General Counsel Bryan Perry recently accepted three new appointments that will allow him to contribute to the community and to the legal profession. “I have always felt that community involvement is important,” says Perry, who became NIU’s chief legal officer in June of 2019 after serving in similar capacities at Baltimore City Community College...
New enrollment data reveals that Northern Illinois University’s innovative Huskie Pledge program was a key factor in lifting enrollment this fall. Created in January of 2020, the program is designed to promote NIU’s commitment to making a college education affordable to qualified students of limited means. Designed to benefit Illinois high school graduates with a...
Northern Illinois University and the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence have joined forces with community partners in DeKalb and Rockford to offer intersectional conversations hosted by an international expert. All Huskies and members of the public are invited to register and attend “Belonging,” a free event hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Dr....
When given lemons, Tatyana Coleman makes lemonade. It’s fitting for the senior who is majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Coleman is enrolled in Hospitality 320, a food production course where students create menus, purchase ingredients and prepare meals that are served at Ellington’s Restaurant in the...
Huskies help Huskies, but we also help neighbors and friends. We are innovators, artists, problem-solvers and changemakers. We are “thousands strong” and shaping the world together. In celebration of our impact, Huskies the world over are invited to participate in the NIU Foundation “Thousands Strong” virtual events, Nov. 18-20. Wednesday, Nov. 18 – “Chicago Fire” Star...
Nandini Patel came to NIU School of Nursing to gain real-world experience that would prepare her for a successful career in nursing. Being a student during a pandemic doesn’t change that. “As nurses we will soon be in the trenches so to speak, with COVID-19 and other diseases,” Patel said. “The more hands-on learning we...
This summer, NIU’s Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development (OERD) coordinated with community and campus partners to respond to the needs of small businesses and nonprofits during the COVID crisis. The result was 40TUDE Business and 40TUDE Nonprofit. “40TUDE is community/university engagement at its finest,” says Jennifer Groce, NIU director of community promotions and...
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