University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary

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Book cover of "This I Believe II"

‘This I Believe II’ returns for 2012 First-Year Common Reading Experience

NIU faculty, administrators, staff and returning students are encouraged to “Get the Book, Read the Book and Donate the Book” as part of the First-Year Common Reading Experience (CRE) this fall. For the second year, NIU’s book selection is This I Believe

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STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!

Science will be on tap at Taxco in Sycamore

Is the world really going to end Dec. 21, 2012? Are pharmaceutical companies hiding the truth about natural cures? What should we fear besides fear itself? As the kickoff to a new and monthly “STEM Café” event, Northern Illinois University physics professor

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Chinese educational delegation to visit NIU

NIU’s international population will swell by 10 percent Monday, June 4, when 64 prominent Chinese university officials visit. The delegation, coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), includes representatives from 21 Chinese universities,

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NIU commencement: Spring 2011

Commencement ceremonies set Friday, Saturday

Soon-to-be alumni of NIU will gather this weekend with each other – and with their loved ones – to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Commencement ceremonies are planned Friday and Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. The Graduate School ceremony begins

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