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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...
Walker Ashley, associate professor of geography presents “Skylapse: Using Time-lapse Technology to Illustrate the Dynamic Atmosphere” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in Altgeld Hall, Room 125. Ashley is the American Meteorological Society’s Weather, Climate, and Society Editor’s Award recipient (2016); the NIU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipient (2016) and the NIU David Raymond...
The NIU Communiversity Gardens will be hosting a vegetable plant sale along with the Committee for Preservation of Wildlife (CPW), on Wednesday, April 19. The vegetable plant sale will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the north side of the Montgomery Auditorium. The vegetables that the Communiversity Gardens will be selling include...
The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce is holding a Presidential Panel at the NIU Hoffman Estates Conference Center on Thursday, May 4. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the panel presentation will be from 8 – 9 a.m. The presidents from NIU, Elgin Community College and Harper College will discuss topics such as...
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