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Lauren Grabstanowicz
NIU students fared quite well, thank you very much, in the recent poster competitions held during the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Lauren Grabstanowicz, who is pursuing her pursuing Ph.D. in nanochemistry, and Robert Rickard, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, won...
Campus Master Planning Thesis
The Northern Illinois University Student Association is displaying blueprints and ideas from the campus master planning thesis in the second floor Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center through March 28. The organization is seeking the input of the university and community on ideas to improve NIU’s campus experience. “I invite you to stop by...
The latest edition of Northern Illinois University’s Northern Now magazine is now available online and through the Northern Now mobile app and is being distributed to mailboxes across the country. In addition to its popular “Northern Notes” alumni news section, the spring 2014 edition highlights NIU President Doug Baker’s plans for achieving student career success, details...
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The 16th annual “Empty Bowls” project is scheduled for Thursday, March 27. Reservations are recommended for either of the two seatings at 4:30 and 6 p.m. in the Chandelier Room, 143 Adams Hall. The menu includes chicken tortilla soup, stuffed bell pepper soup, broccoli-cheddar soup and vegan minestrone soup. Guests also can munch on a...
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The pilot alumni mentoring program just started in January. But word is getting out on the airwaves about its success. Lizzy de Guia, a junior in nursing, and a few other students went on the air last week on WREX, the NBC station in Rockford, to share how they are blossoming with the help of...
Forward, Together Forward!
Northern Illinois University honored the 2014 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships at a private luncheon Sunday. In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate strength of character through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others,...
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NIU is seeking college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students will be selected for participation, along with two or three NIU students who will serve as peer mentors. To be eligible to apply, students must have at...
Huskie Service Scholar Shareny Mota sorts coats for Homelessness and Hunger Week.
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the S.E.R.V.I.C.E Committee are hosting the first Community Engagement Showcase. Students who have participated in community-based outreach initiatives in the current academic year should consider taking  part Tuesday, April 22. The event coincides with Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. NIU is working hard to make sure every student...
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Students are invited to attend a workshop beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Regency Room at the Holmes Student Center to learn more about U.S. Student Fulbright Grant opportunities and the Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. The Student Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated in the United...
Nancy Lublin enjoys building things out of ideas and people. That’s why she’s coming Saturday, April 12, to Northern Illinois University on NIU Cares Day, to kick off the university’s annual Celebrating Excellence event with two separate presentations: “Do Something to Change the World” and “Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur.” Lublin is the CEO of DoSomething.org,...
Bold Futures
NIU President Doug Baker’s ambitious effort to offer peer or alumni mentors to all students is gaining big-time momentum. At least three new mentoring initiatives have sprouted up this semester. Inventories are being conducted of the many existing programs. And Baker is expected to talk about NIU’s efforts to expand mentoring and internship opportunities Thursday,...
Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden
Northern Illinois University has announced the 2014 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships. In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate strength of character through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others, integrity and intellectual curiosity....
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