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NIU faculty, staff and students are invited to review and comment on a proposed revitalization plan for the northwest quadrant of DeKalb known as the Annie Glidden North neighborhood, or AGN. Several meetings have been scheduled at which citizens may voice their opinions or ask questions in person:  Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. at the...
NIU students, faculty and staff can learn about area businesses and discover local resources at the first-ever Campus Meets Community event Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Commons. More than 40 local businesses and organizations affiliated with the DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa Area Chambers of Commerce are taking part...
Hannah Jenkins would have spent her summer gardening at NIU for free. But, as the first paid intern for the college’s Communiversity Gardens, she was happy to earn a paycheck. Jenkins, a 21-year-old environmental studies major at NIU, earned the position as part of a Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. A partnership between Campus...
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...
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...
Johnathan Freeman, a current NIU sophomore, participated in multiple events during Sophomore Days of Service (SDOS). In February, he spent some of his free time volunteering at Campus Child Care and Communiversity Gardens. As a result of his commitment to serving his community, Johnathan was selected to receive this year’s SDOS Second-Year Service Scholarship. Johnathan...
NIU’s Mock Trial teams have once again had a successful season – and it’s not over yet! This past weekend, two NIU teams competed at the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Regional Tournament in Joliet, IL – one of 27 sanctioned regional tournaments in the country held over three weekends in February. There were a...
NIU’s second-year students are encouraged to sign up for one or more of 21 service opportunities on campus and in nearby communities during February as part of Sophomore Days of Service (SDoS). Sophomore Days of Service, sponsored by First- and Second-Year Experience, offers community service opportunities throughout February that are designed to engage and connect second-year...
NIU will kick off its Diversity Dialogues Series this fall with a documentary screening and discussion with Emmy-director Julie Winokur. The series, which began in 2016, aims to reinforce the university’s commitment to creating a rich learning environment and encouraging people to talk openly about diversity topics. Events are free and open to the public....
NIU is once again among a select group of nine higher institutions across the country to host the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The solid positive feedback from last year’s program earned NIU a third consecutive invitation from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to host another orientation from Monday, Aug. 14 –...
For the fourth consecutive year, members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will join together in a Unity March to signify their shared desire to bring positive change. Participants will gather at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the MLK Commons and then depart for a walk at 5:30 p.m. The walk will leave from...
The DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCCVB), invites the NIU community to participate in its Stakeholder Survey through July 28th to provide honest and candid feedback about DCCVB’s past work and what you’d like to see in the future. Your feedback is confidential and only shared with the DCCVB in the aggregate. The DeKalb...
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