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As we mark the final day of spring classes, I write with news of new beginnings, new roles and renewed responsibilities. Names involved in these leadership transitions include some familiar ones – Derryl Block, Gerald Blazey and Matt Streb – and some new faces to our campus: Donald Russell Peterson, Frederick D. Barnhart and Sol...
Throughout the week of Monday, May 8, to Friday, May 12, students moving out of the residence halls are encouraged to place unused, non-perishable food items and toiletries in specially-marked collection boxes in the lobby of their residence hall. The items collected will be donated to the Huskie Food Pantry to assist our fellow Huskies....
On Friday, May 26, NIU’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will delete any remaining Google apps, Gmail and data as it completes the final move toward supporting a single, university-wide communication and collaboration system, Microsoft Office 365. NIU completed moving students to Microsoft Office 365 in August 2016, at which point Google Apps and Gmail...
The Division of Administration and Finances has released the due dates for procurement and accounting transactions for this fiscal year. These dates are in place so that the division can prepare the university’s financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) on a timely basis. The division reminds faculty and staff in a...
The NIU Communiversity Gardens will be hosting its final plant sale of the semester on May 3rd from 11am – 2pm. The plant sale will be located outside in the MLK commons if the weather permits. If it is raining the plant sale will be held inside the Holmes Student Center next to the Blackhawk Cafeteria....
Around the region and across the globe, people are talking about NIU’s Steel Band and Co-Director Cliff Alexis. NIU Steel Band’s Cliff Alexis Retires on a high note – WCIU-TV Midday Fix: Cliff Alexis from the NIU Steelband performs live – WGN TV Northern Illinois concert pays homage to pan icon Cliff Alexis – Trinidad & Tobago...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) not only highlight the great work that our students are participating in, but the dedication and support that our NIU faculty and staff have for our students’ success and growth at NIU. The relationship between students and their faculty mentors are life-changing, often...
The McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program will recognize fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017 graduates at their annual Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the Altgeld Auditorium. Please join in congratulating and celebrating the achievements of the CHANCE Program students and NIU’s continued commitment to success in providing opportunities for...
Dr. Greg Long is retiring after many years of service and contributions to Rehabilitation Services and Rehabilitation Counseling, the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders and NIU. There will be a celebration from 3 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the Sky Room at Holmes Student Center. Please RSVP to Katelyn Kozinski...
First- and Second-Year Experience (FSYE) is looking for NIU faculty and supportive professional staff who are interested in volunteering their time to mentor new students during their transition to NIU this fall 2017. Student-Faculty Links, a component of FSYE, gives NIU faculty and supportive professional staff a unique opportunity to reach out and help make...
The Faculty Development and Instruction Design Center is hosting a Designing a Writing-Infused Course in the Major or General Education workshop for faculty and staff on Thursday, May 23, 2017. During this day-long, interactive workshop, participants will focus on a course that they currently teach. Participants will engage in activities that help them decide what kinds of writing...
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...
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