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Domestic violence affects both women and men, of every race, religion, socio-economic status, culture and sexual identity. And it happens right here, right now, in communities and college campuses throughout the world. Let’s do something about it. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month-long opportunity to raise awareness and give voice to a subject...
For more than 10 years, Northern Illinois University’s STEM Fest has introduced thousands of visitors of all ages to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. After last year’s record-breaking 8,200 visitors, the NIU STEAM team is looking forward to making STEM Fest 2020 better than ever. And they’re embracing the challenge of bringing...
The Northern Illinois University Center for Black Studies and the College of Visual and Performing Arts are hosting an art for social justice event, “Art and Soul.”  The event will be held Thursday, October 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the main entrance of the university on Castle Drive. The Huskie Bus Line buses will be...
Currently, 70.6% of Illinois households have completed their census form – either by mail, online or by phone. An additional 26.2% have been completed by enumerators or through administrative records for a total of 96.8% overall completion. However, local completion rates are lower, especially surrounding the NIU campus. Lower completion rates are problematic because things...
Generations of politically engaged students have had their voices heard on NIU’s campus. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Vietnam War to every pivotal event in history, Huskies have responded in passionate and meaningful ways throughout the years. As the 2020 presidential election fast approaches and in celebration of NIU’s 125th anniversary, an upcoming...
On Sept. 21, 2020, the University Libraries will host the presentation Challenges of Communiversity Organizing from 6-7 p.m. on Adobe Connect. Mark Schuller, a professor of anthropology and nonprofit and NGO studies at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti, will discuss how faculty within the public university come into contact...
Protecting the Pack is about protecting ourselves, protecting each other and protecting our community. Do your part by attending one of NIU’s Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinics taking place Sept. 24 and Oct. 14 at the Holmes Student Center. Every Huskie is expected to take very simple, responsible measures to keep one another safe. Getting a flu vaccine...
Space is available for the Sept. 23 Nonprofit and NGO Studies’ research speaker series program. “Nonprofits: Paving the Path Forward”  will take place on Zoom from 9-10:30 a.m. In light of COVID-19, the nonprofit sector has continued to thrive to meet the increased needs of those we serve while dealing with the complex reality that...
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