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Karen Smilowitz. Photo credit: Andrew Campbell, Northwestern University
Mass-participation events bring a host of significant planning and implementation challenges. The organizers of the Chicago Marathon have developed a holistic approach to event planning, referred to as the Chicago Model, which brings together major organizations (e.g., race organizers, fire and police departments, emergency management, Red Cross) to coordinate preparation and response for the event...
OHANA!
Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program will facilitate a panel on spirituality at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Panel members include Venerable Thich Phuoc Tri from Phap Lam Temple in Rockford and NIU students from Muslim Student Association, Secular Student Alliance, Cru, the Newman...
NIU’s campus Health & Wellness Fair, sponsored by the NIU Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and supported by the NIU administration, celebrates its 25th anniversary Wednesday, March 30. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Students, employees, retirees and community members are invited...
To promote adaptive sport and physical activity awareness for everyone, NIU’s Campus Recreation will host Adaptive Sport Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in the main gymnasium of the Student Recreation Center. The event is sponsored by the Great Lakes Adaptive Sport Association and supported by the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association. Sport...
Holmes Student Center in spring
The university community is invited to attend open forums to meet the three candidates coming to interview for the position of director of the Employee Assistance Program. All open forums will be held from 1 to 1:55 p.m. during the following dates and locations: Thursday, March 17, 2016 Holmes Student Center, Room 306 Friday, March...
NIU students, faculty, staff and local residents can renew driver’s licenses and state IDs, purchase annual vehicle license plate stickers, register as organ and tissue donors or conduct other transactions on campus at a mobile office of the Illinois Secretary of State. In addition, NIU collegiate license plates will be available for purchase. Sales help...
NIU President Doug Baker
Leaders in Ethics and Academic Discipline (LEAD), an NIU College of Business student organization, will host NIU President Doug Baker for a Huskie Ethical Awareness Talk. Baker will speak on “Ethically Inspired Leadership: The Student Perspective” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Barsema Hall 200. LEAD is a component of the BELIEF...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will continue its Student Engagement Colloquia Brown Bag series at noon Friday, March 25, when Shanay Murdock from anthropology and Suzanne Serrano from history will present in Altgeld Hall 125. The series showcases research, artistry and community engagement projects completed by students who have received funding through...
Federal 1040 form, pen and calculator
Goodwill Northern Illinois has adjusted the schedule to the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program site located in the Gallery Lounge of the NIU Holmes Student Center. The program offers IRS-certified volunteers who provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Three dates have been canceled: March 15 and 29...
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The Idea, Innovation, Impact Lab (I-Lab) is a 16-week program, which includes workshops on creativity, social impact, design, engineering and innovation. In this start-up accelerator, students work in multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial teams to develop an innovative technology to solve a social problem. Student applicants are currently being sought for the fall semester. The course will be...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research & Engagement will present “Federal Engagement, Innovation, and the NIU Foundation” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, in Altgeld Hall 315. This session will introduce participants to three university units that can assist with development of research, scholarship and artistry. The Office of Federal Relations can help faculty...
Do you have a passion for service and leadership – and love to travel? Become a Huskie Alternative Breaks (HAB) site leader. NIU’s HAB program presents students with non-traditional opportunities to travel to various communities in the nation and abroad during the university’s winter, spring or summer break to participate in service projects. An alternative...
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