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Northern Illinois University announced the dates for its second-annual Celebrating Excellence events will be from April 12 through May 1, 2014. Celebrating Excellence events highlight the many accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty and staff to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry,...
Greg Long
Northern Illinois University’s first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Perspectives on Disability – came to a successful close Nov. 17. Led by Presidential Teaching Professor Greg Long of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, the 10-week experience  was a streamlined version of the for-credit AHRS 200, a general education course titled, “Disability in...
NIU Commencement: December 2012
NIU will hold commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, inside the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. Participants in the ceremonies should assemble in Victor E. Court at least one hour before each ceremony begins. Late arrivals are not guaranteed participation in their ceremony. Saturday, Dec. 14 – 4 p.m. Graduate...
Thomas Bouril
NIU has finally broken through. Thomas Bouril, senior University Honors student and history major, is the first Huskie ever selected to interview for a chance to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. As a finalist, Bouril was invited to spend a weekend in Chicago to compete for the chance to earn a Master of Letters in History...
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Sgt. Rebecca Hooks of the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Command will speak from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Wirtz 101 auditorium. Hooks is the guest of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. Topics of discussion include crime scene investigation, forensic pathology and bloodstain pattern analysis. Part of the College of...
Diesel
After nine years on the sidelines, in the tailgate lots and in front of the television cameras, countless trips across the end zone for Huskie scores, four Mid-American Conference Championship games and bowl trips to Shreveport, Toronto, Mobile and Miami, Northern Illinois University’s husky dog mascot “Diesel” will take his well-deserved retirement following the 2013...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Several events are planned at NIU around Veterans Day. “Journey of a Hero: Supporting the Sacrifice” begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. All are invited. As NIU Military Student Services works to illustrate to supporters and participants how everyone can better support veterans, this educational...
From left: Melissa Creamer, Rebecca Stevens and TJ Schoonover
Ashley, a junior majoring in public health at NIU, is looking for a particular type of experience. “I have the people skills, but I need more experience in the health field,” she says. “I want to be a physician’s assistant, so I’m looking for something that will provide patient contact hours.” Ashley can find exactly...
Recent estimates count more than 2 million post-9/11 military veterans. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that unemployment rates among veterans was 10 percent in August of this year. The RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research reported that nearly 20 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffered from major depression...
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NIU’s Student Dietetic Association (SDA) at NIU will host a “trick or treat”-style canned food drive Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 31. Expect to see SDA members dressed up in fun costumes walking around campus seeking can donations. Donation stations will also be set up in Wirtz Hall, residence halls and the Holmes Student...
Be a part of history as Northern Illinois University celebrates the inauguration of President Douglas D. Baker on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 13. The inauguration is the highlight of a four-day-long set of activities in conjunction with Baker’s installment as NIU’s 12th president. President Baker brings a rich background in business, organizational management and...
Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute logo
Members of the NIU community soon will have the opportunity to hear presentations on multicultural curriculum transformation given by faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines, including nursing, history, business and education. These events are the result of the presenters’ participation in the 2013 Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute. The institute, which took place...
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