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College of Engineering & Engineering Technology students
The College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) is celebrating National Engineers Week with a variety of events for all ages. The annual College Bowl, where the best and the brightest engineering and engineering technology students test their knowledge while they compete for valuable prizes, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23. NIU students, faculty, staff...
Susan Russell
NIU’s Susan Russell, a cultural anthropologist and former director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has a new title: member of the indigenous Manobo tribe of the Philippines. For the past eight years, Russell has directed a U.S. Department of State-funded initiative to bring peace to a conflict-torn region of the Philippines. Each year,...
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In addition to visiting current exhibitions “in/VISIBLE: Hiding in Plain Sight” and “Best Face Forward: The Presented View,” the campus community is invited to join the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Get-On-The-Bus Trips. The program provides art lovers the opportunity to visit various art and architecture sites such as historic homes, art galleries, museums, artists’ studios and art fairs while...
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The 2011 spring seminar series of NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will cover topics related to language development and transitions to literacy. Transitions in language and literacy development reflect a general theme of research that cuts across multiple CISLL affiliates. This seminar topic was chosen in hopes that it would give...
State Pension & Budget Update
As work begins in Springfield on the FY2012 budget, the state’s financial well-being is once again a topic of extreme interest. “While the tax hikes approved at the end of the last legislative session will provide some new revenue, and some relief for the state, it is just one of many steps required to restore...
World-renowned gospel singer Fred Hammond will help the NIU community celebrate Black Heritage Month when he performs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, with the NIU Black Choir. The event will take place at the NIU Convocation Center. Hammond, known as “Babyface of Gospel,” has been a legendary performer since he began entertaining audiences globally more...
Abhijit Gupta
Abhijit Gupta, candidates for dean of the NIU Graduate School and associate vice president for graduate studies, will hold a series of open forums Thursday, Feb. 24, and Friday, Feb. 25. His original interviews were postponed last week by the university-closing blizzard.  Gupta is professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the NIU College...
Dave Doeren
All Northern Illinois fans are invited to meet new Huskie football coach Dave Doeren and his staff, get complete information on 2011 NIU football tickets, enjoy free food and drink and hear from Northern Illinois coaches and student-athletes at the annual Huskie Athletic Support Fund Kickoff from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Victor...
Department of English instructor Stephanie Kummerer discusses assessment tools at the 2010 expo.
NIU’s fourth annual Assessment Expo is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 18, in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. The Assessment Expo is designed to highlight successful assessment practices on campus. A poster session and roundtable discussions feature representatives from academic programs and Student Affairs units across campus which were recognized by the University Assessment Panel...
Susan Caplan
NIU alumna Susan Caplan returns to DeKalb this week as the featured speaker of the third annual Career Resources Networking Night, sponsored by the NIU Alumni Association and Career Services. The event, scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, will include career-related breakout sessions in addition to Caplan’s presentation on how to market yourself...
Ken Zehnder
The February blizzard of 2011 postponed the first full week of the 97th General Assembly before the first snow flake fell. Legislative bills are being introduced and a host of issues — old and new — are on the horizon but will wait until the second week in February for the process to begin. House members are...
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Whether you are just entering the job force, are thinking of making a career change or simply want to polish your skills, the NIU Alumni Association can help you reach your goals. The association is a source of valuable resources and holds several events each year designed to connect you with fellow alumni. From 5:30 to 9...
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