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NIU’s Division of Administration and Finance has begun planning for Fiscal Year 2016 financial close, scheduled for July 15. The cooperation of all departments is needed to keep to this schedule. Key dates to report year-end data and information: All FY2016 approved invoices to Accounts Payable Services: May 31 Year-end cutoff date for posting any...
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Founders Memorial Library wants to bring peace and serenity to NIU students during the week of final exams. Coloring to Calm Coloring has been shown to relieve stress and calm anxiety for people of all ages. Students are welcome to break from studying to color in the first floor lobby of Founders Library during library...
Feeling the pressure of upcoming finals? Take a break at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU, which will be transformed into a “no-stress zone” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Students can take a yoga class, play board games, participate in art activities and get free massages. Relaxation stations will be...
DREAM Action NIU will host undocumented ally training Friday, May 6. The student-led organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States and particularly on the NIU campus. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in rooms 505 and 506 of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
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...
NIU’s Division of University Advancement is launching a weekly training forum and Q&A to show the campus community how the Alumni Association and NIU Foundation can support them. Each hour-long session will take place at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Alumni Shop of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The first session – “Getting the...
Rachel Barton Pine
The NIU Community School of the Arts will welcome international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine will teach the annual master class at this summer’s Advanced String Quartet Workshop. “An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” – The Washington Post “Striking and charismatic … she...
NIU’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality will host two events Friday, May 6, to celebrate the excellence of NIU students. The 2016 CSWGS Student Symposium will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center’s Regency Room. The symposium includes student papers that explore...
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WNIJ 89.5 FM will feature five regional works of fiction as part of its continuing “Read With Me” book series. The series, hosted by Dan Klefstad, broadcasts interviews with the authors, who read selections of their work and share their inspirations. “Read With Me” will air every morning at 6:52 and 8:52 a.m. beginning Tuesday,...
Advising! Matters
NIU’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost will host the third annual Academic Adviser Appreciation Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 6. The event, which recognizes the important role that academic advising plays in student career success at NIU, takes place inside Ellington’s on the main floor...
The NIU College of Education’s Summer Literacy Conference will take place from Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at NIU-Naperville. “Reading and Writing in the Digital Age” will cover: Teaching reading and writing with digital texts and tools Supporting students’ literacy needs in 1:1 environments Addressing issues of technological equity and diverse learners Registration...
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