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STEM Fest is back in person on Oct. 23, with interactive learning fun for all ages. NIU STEM Fest started more than a decade ago as a festival to celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering and math. The free annual event has now become a family tradition that welcomes visitors of all ages to hear...
The NIU Communiversity Gardens thrives on its volunteer network of students, faculty, staff and community members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities have been paused for the safety of the NIU community. For the fourth consecutive year, the NIU Communiversity Gardens has received a grant from Tyson Foods sponsored through the Campus Compact. With...
Helping to fight COVID-19 and aid public officials in decision making; that’s what Assistant Professor Sachit Butail, Ph.D. and former graduate student Malav Thakore have made the subject of their recent research that was published in Advanced Theory and Simulations in collaboration with Maurizio Porfiri, Agnieszka Truszkowska and Zhong-Ping Jiang from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, along with researchers from...
The NIU Department of Police and Public Safety is building on its longtime commitment to diversity by signing on to the 30 x 30 Pledge, an effort by law enforcement agencies across the nation to increase the number of sworn female police officers in their ranks to 30%. By signing the pledge, the department commits...
Fonda Zhang got a jump start on her nursing career during a summer internship at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. “I was able to have many hands-on experiences, and I learned more than what the books taught me over the past semester,” said Zhang, who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Razel Manlubatan shared the sentiment....
Ariana Carbajal can’t wait for summer camp. As a second-year graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program, Carbajal will have the opportunity to take what she has learned in the classroom and apply it to help children ages 3 to 8. “I have worked in summer camps before but never in one targeting speech and...
A new NIU series of Innovation Conversations will bring in experts from across Illinois and around the world to discuss sustainable food systems. The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS) and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) Office of Innovation are sponsoring the events. “This virtual series of conversations features some high-level...
The Office for Undocumented Student Support and DREAM Action NIU will host the annual fall Undocumented Ally Training on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9:00 a.m. to noon via Zoom. The office and organization offer information and training to those who wish to become allies to undocumented students. By supporting undocumented students, you can help create a...
While technical skills can be learned on the job, certain individual traits and interpersonal skills are essential for career growth. Teamwork, communication, accountability, critical thinking and problem-solving are a few of the 10 essential employability competencies identified by the state of Illinois in the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act. But how can these competencies be...
A panel of faculty from the NIU Department of Political Science and the NIU College of Law will hold a roundtable discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 5, via Microsoft Teams, to field questions from the university  community regarding the outcomes of the Nov. 3 elections. “This is an opportunity for members of the community to tap...
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