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Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that strives to introduce all people to the wonders of science. However, for some adults and children, a loud, bright and crowded environment makes it hard for them to feel welcome. That’s why this year, the STEMfest organizers are introducing a...
Northern Illinois University has classic fun and hard-to-top new happenings in store for Homecoming 2018, themed a “Mission of Tradition.” Homecoming Week starts Sunday, Oct. 7 and builds up to the NIU Huskies’ football game against the Ohio University Bobcats on Saturday, Oct. 13. But this year’s game comes with a can’t-miss performance in the...
James M. Giarelli James M. Giarelli is old enough to remember when the family physician made house calls. “The doctor driving to our house, in his own car, coming into our house with the little black bag, taking care of my sister and me,” muses Giarelli, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University. “We’re long past that.” Now...
Before the Huskies conquer the football field at Homecoming, the Golden Knights will conquer the sky. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Huskie ROTC Battalion, the U.S. Army parachute team will deliver the game ball just before kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 when the Huskies take on the Ohio University Bobcats for...
Dissecting cow eyeballs, maneuvering robots and investigating a dramatized crime scene are just a few of the hands-on activities that bring all ages to the annual STEMfest, one of Northern Illinois University’s most popular events. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the NIU Convocation Center, NIU departments and student groups, regional...
NIU will host a reception to dedicate the Jacob Haish portrait on Oct. 9 from 5 p.m.–6 p.m. in the new Founders Gallery located in Founders Memorial Library, 217 Normal Rd. in DeKalb. President Lisa Freeman will make opening remarks and local historian, Steve Bigolin, will speak about Haish and the history of DeKalb’s founding...
In 1968, NIU launched the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program, welcoming about 50 African American students from Chicago to the DeKalb campus. Founded by Davis and then NIU President Rhoten Smith, the program was created to offer students access to higher education and provide them with the tools to succeed. Mission accomplished. A half century...
Did you know that esports are among the fastest growing sports on college campuses, with more than 70 varsity and 200 club teams on U.S. college campuses as of March 2018? Esports – or professional video gaming – is also a multi-million dollar global business, with career opportunities in professional gaming, marketing and merchandising, event...
Those who stopped by the Check Your Blind Spots bus out of curiosity this week left ready to act, leaving their thoughts behind on a pledge board. “Be open.” “Stop and listen.” “Slow down and think.” Lines of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members awaited a walk through the bus, parked in the MLK...
An upcoming Unity Walk aims to bring people together to better understand one another and our own implicit bias. University students, faculty and staff are invited to walk together with members of the DeKalb community in the fifth annual event beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the MLK Commons. Remarks will begin at 5:15...
Traveling across the country to shine a light on unconscious bias, the Check Your Blind Spots mobile bus tour will stop at NIU. A multimedia experience designed to help people recognize, acknowledge and minimize potential blind spots–unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors–the bus event will be from noon to...
Because of a team effort by alumni and the community, the Corn Classic 10K on Sunday, Sept. 23, offers a new experience for the whole family to run or volunteer. It ends with the Taste of DeKalb, a new event with food and entertainment. Cohen Barnes, ’95, has revamped the annual Corn Classic to bring alumni back...
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