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Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker provided a roadmap for a bold future for NIU in the face of the state’s challenging financial picture during his keynote speech at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s final monthly General Membership Luncheon of 2013 Monday. The luncheon audience of hundreds of chamber members listened attentively as President...
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...
The American Association of Teachers of German is recognizing Katharina Barbe, an associate professor of German and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Northern Illinois University, for her many contributions. In late November, Barbe was presented with the AATG/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit during the AATG annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The...
Map of the Philippines
It is difficult to imagine the devastation and suffering caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The process of rebuilding lives and homes will take years. Many students, faculty, staff, and community members have asked how they can support those directly impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Several opportunities hosted by the NIU community are scheduled. Please help by participating and by...
Famously dubbed the “God particle,” the Higgs boson took thousands of scientists nearly five decades to discover, at a cost that one journalist estimated at $13.25 billion. Over the past 18 months, there has been plenty of hype about “the Higgs,” beginning with the boson’s discovery in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN...
Map of the Philippines
The Filipino-American Association of Northern Illinois is holding a fundraiser to assist with disaster relief efforts in response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit central Philippines on Nov. 8. This is an unprecedented calamity and the immediate needs are for survival – food, medicine,and shelter. It is estimated that thousands of lives...
Photo of the Just Goods sign in Rockford
The holiday season is just around the corner: Don’t wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s time to shop Fair Trade Wednesday and Thursday. NIU’s Sociology Student Organization is hosting its annual Fair Trade Gift Sale in partnership with Just Goods from Rockford. A portion of the proceeds supports the Department of Sociology’s Alternative...
Rey Ty
by Rey Ty I was born and raised in Manila. My dad is from Fujian, China. My mom is from Leyte. All of my maternal relatives are from Leyte. Our hometown is Babatngon, Leyte, a 30-minute drive from Tacloban, the capital of Leyte, hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines), the...
Photo of puzzle-piece globe
“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for International Affairs....
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $218,000 grant to NIU anthropologist Giovanni Bennardo to lead an international team of scholars in a research project that examines the cultural models of nature held by primary food producers in world regions affected by climate change. The project involves 15 scholars and six graduate students from 10...
Northern Illinois University and DePaul University are teaming up to offer an anthropology of NGOs conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. The purpose of this conference is to assess, define, refine and invigorate the field of NGO studies as it applies to the anthropological community. More than 130...
Photo of a suitcase with international travel stickers
Join alumni and friends on an exciting travel adventure to one of these fascinating destinations. The NIU Alumni Association will guide travelers along the way, provide pre-trip assistance, send informational packets and offer an enjoyable, worry-free travel experience. All prices are per person based on double occupancy; a limited number of single supplements are available....
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