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State Representative Bob Pritchard visited with Honors students on Wednesday, April 12, and one message consistently reverberated:  to protect our democracy, everyone needs to get involved! Taking questions from students, State Representative Pritchard spoke about topics ranging from the Illinois state budget impasse to medical marijuana. Honors students not only learned about their elected officials...
The NIU Guitar Ensembles, directed by Fareed Haque, will hold a free concert recital that is open to all on Saturday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Haque is a widely known professor of guitar and jazz for the School of Music and was voted “Best World Guitarist 2009” by Guitar Player...
The Division of Administration and Finance has begun planning for the fiscal year 2017 financial close, scheduled for Friday, July 14. The cooperation of all departments is needed to keep to this schedule. Key dates to add to your calendar include the year-end cutoff date for new FY2017 requisitions to Procurement Services, which will be...
The Aztec Triple Alliance established an empire that controlled the Valley of Mexico and conquered many other regions from the 14th century to Spanish contact. Although they are popularly known for warfare and militarism, the Aztec Empire was a strong economic empire, facilitating the movement of goods across vast distances without beasts of burden or...
Please join NIU students, Millicent Kennedy and Zeinab Saab, at their reception featuring their artwork at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center on Thursday, April 20, from 7 – 9 p.m. “Cryptic Language” reflects the students’ relationship to their native languages and its impact on both their personal and artistic experiences. The art will be on...
If you want to make a difference, and help Huskie students need, consider participating in the Giving Project. The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas...
On Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., New York Times best-selling author Jeff VanderMeer will speak at the DeKalb Public Library. The talk, hosted by Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read and the Friends of the NIU Libraries, is free and open to the public. Jeff VanderMeer is the writer and editor of numerous books of speculative...
It’s time once again for the best 5K of the season. The College of Law wants you to dust off your running shoes, stretch those legs and get ready to hit the road! The 2017 edition of Race NIjUdicata, now being hosted by the NIU Student Bar Association, is coming up on Saturday, April 22,...
On Friday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the NIU College of Law will co-sponsor “Immigration in the First 100 Days,” a symposium held at Aspen Hall (room Rubloff 150), 375 East Chicago Avenue on the campus of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. The symposium will be examining the Trump...
The Office of the President invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the presidential commissions for terms to begin in fall 2017. Self-nominations are welcome. The presidential commissions are as follows:  Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives; Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities; Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Presidential Commission on the Status...
My role and performance as president is reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees to aid in goal-setting for the coming year, and this June will mark my fourth anniversary. The board and I agree that it is an appropriate time – and considered a best practice in the higher education community – to conduct...
For two NIU students, discovering medical laboratory science (MLS) was the right degree path for them was like conducting lab research. “I was doing research and stumbled across the MLS program by accident, and I’ve been on that track ever since,” said Nicole Dispensa, a senior from Stillman Valley, Ill. For Reilly Steidle, a senior...
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