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NIU Cares Day volunteers
Gather your teams and find your work gloves: Online registration for the annual NIU Cares Day begins Tuesday, Feb. 1. This year, the army of volunteers from the NIU community will fan out Saturday, April 16, to paint, rake, clean sweep and repair agencies’ buildings and yards. If the turnout is anything like last year’s,...
Beginning this month, every new book published by Northern Illinois University (NIU) Press will be sold as an e-book as well as a traditional printed book. NIU Press e-books are available through Amazon’s Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble’s NOOKbook Store. The Press hopes to partner with Google Editions in the coming months. “Although we...
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NIU’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has announced the schedule of its Spring 2011 Colloquia. The series begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, with James Adamson, of V3 Companies Ltd., who will present “Water Supply Development and Relief in Haiti.” Adamson will speak in Davis Hall 308. Colloquia are co-sponsored by the Graduate...
BELIEF (Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethical Framework), NIU’s College of Business ethics program, has provided an ethics framework to thousands of students over the past four years. The impact the program has had on students was evident in Business Week’s 2010 survey of senior level students across the country.  Students in business schools were...
A work by Ethan Jackson
NIU will welcome artist-in-residence Ethan Jackson for a series of events scheduled from Monday, Jan. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 27. Jackson, whose works are part of the inVISIBLE exhibition at the NIU Art Museum, will hold a public lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. He will...
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NIU Today — your guide to what’s going on campus and in the campus community — has unveiled several changes to its homepage for the spring semester. Among new features along the right column: A Huskie Bus Tracker link Local Google weather A customized tab box including Latest News, Popular and Tags Randomly selected videos Other new additions include a photo...
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After a six-year hiatus from DeKalb, “The 3 Celli” will return at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, for an evening of special music to benefit the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Members of The 3 Celli are Linc Smelser, a cellist with the Grant Park Symphony; Steve Balderston, formerly a cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and currently...
Denise L. Rode
The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and Cengage Learning have named NIU’s Denise L. Rode among 10 recipients of this year’s “Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates.” Rode, director of Orienation & First-Year Experience at NIU, was chosen from a group of 128 educators whose efforts on their own campuses made the review and...
Michelle Wasson, oil painting, "Ami de Buckethead"
The NIU Art Museum will presents “in/VISIBLE: Hiding in Plain Sight” from Tuesday, Jan. 25, through Friday, March 11. The public is invited to an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 27. Artist talks will follow at 6 p.m. in Altgeld 315. “In/VISIBLE: Hiding in Plain Sight” showcases the diverse work of Margot Balboni, Amy...
The NIU Art Museum will present “Best Face Forward: The Presented View,” a journey through studio portraiture, from Tuesday, Jan. 25, through Friday, March 11. The public is invited to an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.  “Best Face Forward: The Presented View” combines photographic studio portrait works by artists Dawoud Bey and Nora...
Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle’s students were doing service learning before service learning was cool. “Years ago I began sending my graduate students out to do things in the community that we’d later process in the classroom. It was a long time before I knew the name for that was service learning,” says Castle, who has taught in...
Suzanne E. Willis
In class one day, I was discussing pseudoscience and the fact that it can be a waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money, when a student asked, “Why do you care if we waste our money?” Well, I do care. We all should.
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