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NIU’s International Training Office is seeking host families for 10 Colombian students of industrial engineering who will be attending a three-week training program from Sunday, June 26, through Saturday, July 16. A stipend will be paid to each host family for hosting one student. Host Family responsibilities Pick up and meet students initially Sunday, June...
NIU’s Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies will host an upcoming public lecture delivered by renowned cancer researcher Channing Der. Der is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the RAS family of oncogenes and their role in driving cancer-cell growth. He serves as the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the...
Five organizations with a stake in the DeKalb County’s economic development future – NIU included – recently completed a county-wide data and information collection effort. A summit titled, “DeKalb County Thriving!” will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore, to...
Our robots are getting smarter. Should we be excited or scared? At the next STEM Café, “RoboRevolution: The Future of Sentient Machines at Home and in the Workplace,” two NIU thinkers will explore the many ways cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence are changing our lives. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30...
Huskie Hack: September 2015
Want to make a difference in DeKalb County? Register now for NIU’s “Hack for Change,” where citizens, leaders and tech enthusiasts of all ages will collaborate on innovative solutions to local challenges. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Sky Room of NIU’s Holmes Student...
Last year’s Literacy on the Lawn drew more than 200 people.
Literacy on the Lawn opens its next chapter at a new location: NIU’s Convocation Center. The Northern Illinois Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at all-weather friendly Convo Center. Award-winning children’s book author Carolyn Crimi will present a lively program from 11-11:45 a.m. It  promises...
Victor Ryzhov
Victor V. Ryzhov, recipient of the 2016 David Raymond Technology in Teaching award, will present “Incorporation of Virtual Labs into Analytical Chemistry Curriculum” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Altgeld Hall 125. Ryzhov, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will explore a typical issue for large...
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NIU’s chapter of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) will host its annual Rock Forward benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Fatty’s Pub and Grille. This commemorative celebration consists of prizes and raffles, including the chance to receive and all-expense paid trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico. The night also features a...
Center for Black Studies
Open forums begins Tuesday, May 3, for the five finalists for the directorship of the NIU Center for Black Studies. Established in 1971, the Center for Black Studies supports the mission of the university to promote excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, artistry and outreach and service. It operates under the leadership of...
Little Free Library
NIU’s Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic will install its seventh Little Free Library at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Mason Court Apartments, 275 N. Cross St. in Sycamore. Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather-proof boxes in their communities. These boxes are stocked with books which are free...
Want to learn about funding your venture or business through traditional bank funding? How about crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Or perhaps an angel investment group? NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for May 10 will cover “Show Me the Money,” where a panel of experts will share insights into each funding avenue. All are...
A diverse group of more than 30 students, faculty, staff and community members will come together in solidarity to present the Black Lives Matters Tribute Concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Altgeld Hall. Led by students, the concert will celebrate black movements and culture while spreading messages of equality, diversity and...
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