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When was the last time you stopped and looked at the night sky just to marvel at the wonders of space? When have you taken a moment to dig into mysterious subjects like dark matter or learn about the latest space explorations from NASA? The next STEM Café, presented by NIU STEAM, is your opportunity...
During the Senate’s grilling of Mark Zuckerberg in April of 2018, one senator – Senator John Kennedy, R-LA – cut through the polite posturing and carefully parsed language, saying, “Here’s what everybody’s been trying to tell you today, and I say this gently. Your user agreement sucks.” What are user agreements? How do they affect...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get exclusive theme-park access with your friends and family? Saturday, June 9, is NIU Day at Six Flags Great America, where students, employees and their guests can kick off summer with discounted $39.99 tickets and exclusive ride time at the end of the evening. Northern...
The Latino Resource Center’s De Mujer a Mujer program in collaboration with E.B.O.N.Y. Women, S.I.S.T.E.R.S. and The Ladies of Distinction student organizations, will be hosting the 7th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference on Saturday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. This year’s theme is The Future is Female....
The NIU Chemistry Club invites the public to its spring 2018 Chemistry Demo Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The theme will be “Chem-Olympics,” in honor of the recent Winter Olympics, and the free event will feature chemistry with colorful reactions and effects. Doors...
Illinois’ most creative young problem-solvers will arrive at NIU in 120 teams from throughout the state for the Illinois Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament on Saturday, March 24. This statewide competition allows the top elementary, junior high and high school aged teams from each region to compete in a variety of creative hands-on challenges related to...
The NIU Student Branch of IEEE will host the largest electrical engineering student event in the Midwest in this month. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 4 Student Leadership Conference will be held March 16-18, at the Holmes Student Center. The event engages college students from more than 15 universities in networking...
Northern Illinois University will hold a series of events, beginning Friday, Feb. 9, to mark the passage of 10 years and honor the lives of five students lost on Feb. 14, 2008. NIU Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Kelly Wesener-Michael, who led a campus-wide committee to plan the commemoration, said that great care was...
NIU is more than familiar with the amazing stories students tell about their engaged learning experiences with faculty. The ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase are planned Wednesday, April 18. However, this spring will introduce a new event that uncovers and recognizes the faculty perspective of collaborations...
The theme for this year’s Martin Luther King Celebration week  is “Keep moving forward in beauty, love, and justice.” The weeks celebration continues on Tuesday, January 16. Visit the Regency Room in Holmes Student Center between 2:00-7:00 for the Journey Toward Justice exhibit. This walking exhibit introduces visitors to social movements and coalition building across...
As the curtain opens at the 2017 Red and Black, guests will experience all the energy and excitement they’ve come to expect from the NIU Foundation’s signature gala. As always, the evening will feature the stories of the university’s talented, grateful students and the generous alumni and donors who stand behind them. This year, the...
Jennine Capó Crucet will visit campus on Tuesday, Oct. 17, as part of the university’s Diversity Dialogues series of events. Crucet’s “Make Your Home Among Strangers“ was selected as NIU’s Common Reading Experience for 2017-2019. “Although Make Your Home Among Strangers is a work of fiction, there are many similarities between the book and the author’s...
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