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Category: Communiversity
Idea on a napkin
Do you have a great idea for a new or improved product but are unsure where to start? Whether your “next big thing” is currently at the “idea on a napkin” stage or beyond, join NIU EIGERlab to discuss moving it forward: The Innovation Tuesday Meetup for July 12 will cover “Commercializing Your Product: Where...
Is the day coming when knowledge of the genetics behind human diseases will point the way to cures? At the next STEM Café – “The Human Blueprint” – NIU associate professor of biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how genes relate to medical conditions. Johns then will describe the challenge of...
A retirement party is planned for Norm Jenkins, who has had an indelible impact on countless students and staff in his over 25 years at NIU. The celebration will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Jenkins is the acting director of the Holmes Student Center. Prior to held roles as the associate director of the HSC, and acting...
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,...
Photo collage of an American flag, a "VOTE" pin, a straw hat and red, white and blue balloons and ribbons
In a presidential campaign season that legitimately can be described as bizarre, what’s the responsibility of the media in covering those elections? What’s the best way to ensure journalists are doing top-notch reporting on local races and referendums? How do you craft stories in this multimedia age that will capture citizens’ attention, encourage people to...
Logo of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation
In an emergency, seconds count. That’s why it’s important that NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety is close. The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation recently recognized NIU’s police department with the EMS Ready Campus distinction for “embracing the challenges of EMS operations outside of traditional patient care activities.” “We are the only...
Orientation & Family Connections has begun campus-wide orientation for incoming freshmen and transfer students and their families. During orientation (a two-day program for freshmen and a single day for transfers), incoming students gain an increased understanding of resources, identify opportunities for engagement and involvement and begin to learn what it means to be part of...
Imagine getting lost in your own home or neighborhood. Imagine feeling disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there. For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders or trauma – and more Americans than ever are diagnosed with these conditions each year – this “spatial disorientation” can be a daily occurrence and...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fourth annual Summer Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Altgeld Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Any undergraduate student who has participated in faculty-mentored research or artistry over the course of the 2015-16 academic...
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is spreading the word on two cool Academic Summer Day Camp options for students entering sixth- through eighth-grades. Applications can be filled out online; a $25 discount is available to NIU employees. For more information, call (815) 753-5200 or email [email protected] Creative Writing Day Camp July...
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Register now for summer music classes for kids at the NIU Community School of the Arts! Prelude and Development classes meet June 25 through Aug. 6, with no class meeting July 2. A parent or caregiver attends every class with their child. Early enrollment is recommended as these classes usually fill up quickly. Prelude is...
Northern Public Radio is seeking submissions from visual artists in our listening area to be featured in the 2017 WNIJ/WNIU wall calendar. Regional visual artists working in any medium are invited to enter one original work for consideration. This is the second year for the calendar, which presents a different artist each month. WNIJ/WNIU developed...
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