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The Neptune Hall Council will present “Colors of the Rainbow” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Room 102 of Neptune Central. A panel discussion and Q-and-A is planned on LGBTQIA+ topics. Other activities include bracelet making, a documentary screening and a presentation on safe sex. Speakers are from the NIU Ally Program, the Center...
Phillippe Peycam
Phillippe Peycam, director of the International Institute of Asian Studies, will visit NIU at noon Wednesday, March 30, to present “Rethinking Asian Studies in the Global Perspective.” His talk takes place in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. Sponsors include the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,...
Ian D. Walker
Ian D. Walker, a professor or electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, will visit NIU at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, to talk on “Biologically Inspired Continuum Robots.” Walker’s presentation will take place in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. His research interests are in robotics, particularly novel manipulators and manipulation. His group is...
NIU’s 2016 World Music Festival is approaching. The NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, directed by Omar al Musfi and guest artist Issa Bolous, will kick off this year’s festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the NIU School of Music’s Recital Hall. Musicians will perform a wide array of traditional and contemporary Arabic and...
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NIU’s Operating Staff Council will conduct its new member election at the end of April. Employees in status positions who have the permission of their supervisors and the willingness to serve approximately five hours each month for meetings and subcommittee participation are encouraged to run. The required form is available online. Return the completed form...
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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: Notification of all purchase order rollovers and accruals to Procurement Services: April 1 (Requisitions are required...
NIU’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will begin the cutover of student email from Gmail to the Office 365 platform Monday, May 23. This switch represents the final phase of a multi-year project to bring all of NIU into a single collaboration environment. After the move, students will send and receive email in the Outlook...
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NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for April 12 will cover “Creating a Website with WordPress.” One key to effective web presence is finding the right website-building platform. In the digital age, having a personal website is the final step in establishing a solid web presence, but there are dozens of sites begging users to pick...
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NIU students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to experience “A Day in a Life of a Prisoner” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Stevenson Smart Classroom of Stevenson Residence Hall. First- and Second-Year Experience is hosting this event as a part of NIU’s 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience, “Just Mercy:...
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Effective immediately, the deadline for students to submit documentation of immunity to NIU Health Services has changed from the 10th day of the semester to the following dates, which will be standard every year from this point forward: Fall term enrollment: Aug. 1 Spring term enrollment: Jan. 1 Summer term enrollment: June 1 “NIU Health...
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The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education’s FIT Program is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. FIT membership is now being offered for $43 – prorated for the remainder of the semester. Membership in FIT includes access to cardio- and weight-training facilities in both Anderson Hall...
Robert Berkhofer, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, will deliver the inaugural Wagner Lecture in Medieval Culture at NIU on “Forgery and Faith in the Liber Traditionum of Saint Peter’s, Ghent.” Berkhofer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Hall 100. During his presentation, he will examine motives for the...
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