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Category: Communiversity
Kick off a new semester with a week of service! First- and Second-Year Experience and Academic Advising Center are partnering in the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which will run through Jan. 20, by raising money to donate to a local organization. The money raised will be donated to one of the following local community organizations:...
The Communiversity Gardens have been in operation for three growing seasons, and many people have benefitted from the garden. In that time, the gardens have been an enormous asset to the DeKalb community since much of the produce is donated to local food pantries such as the Huskie Food Pantry. Students and community members are...
Light up the night and show your Huskie pride! On Thursday, October 20th, at 7p.m., NIU encourages you to invite your friends, family members and neighbors to watch the Northern Lights Homecoming Parade! A long-standing Huskie Homecoming tradition, the Homecoming Parade brings Huskies and members of the DeKalb and Sycamore communities together on a lighted...
The Operating Staff Council (OSC) ended summer on a high note with the annual StaffFest employee appreciation event on Aug. 4. Over 650 civil service and extra help employees attended. This year some new features were added to the festivities including outdoor games and a dunk tank. Eight volunteers generously offered to sit in the...
NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (from birth through age 22) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This support group will provide caregivers a place to discuss their personal experiences and hear presentations from speakers on topics ranging from educational,...
NIU’s African Student Alliance will greet Huskies for the fall semester with a Welcome Week Concert scheduled Friday, Aug. 26. Musicians, bands and event crew volunteers are asked to sign up to be part of the concert. Organizations are encouraged to help spread the word. The deadline to register is 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7....
Recent graduates and prospective students interested in earning postgraduate degrees have an opportunity to improve scores on graduate school entrance exams with test preparation courses offered on campus. NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is offering in-person GRE and LSAT test preparation courses in fall 2016. Both test preparation courses will be...
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WNIJ 89.5 FM is seeking volunteers for the Northern Illinois Radio Information Service (NIRIS). NIRIS is a unique broadcast service which provides current print information to blind and print-impaired citizens in the region. Volunteers are essential to the service and the station is looking for new recruits: NIRIS volunteers contribute their time and talent by...
Dorothy Espelage
Local educators, NIU faculty, staff and students and members of the university community are invited to hear Dorothy Espelage, an internationally known researcher, teacher, speaker, and consultant on preventing and addressing bullying in K-12 schools. Espelage, a professor at the University of Florida who studies bullying, youth aggression and teen dating violence, will speak from...
For the campers and their instructors at NIU’s Summer 2016 Video Games Camps, the Pokémon Go craze arrived at the perfect time. A group of 10- to 13-year-olds spent a week at NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab creating Pokémon-like games into a Minecraft – an online video game – world. Campers learned how to use OpenSim,...
Having a blast playing Pokémon Go this summer? Curious to learn how it works? NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming will examine the phenomenon during a “one-day, fun-day” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. The event will explore topics about geography, GIS...
Northern Illinois University is launching a new program in downtown Chicago this fall, offering students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in financial risk management. The program, which begins Monday, Sept. 12, will provide evening classes in the heart of Chicago’s financial district at 105 W. Madison St. It will be geared...
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