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Millions of people worldwide face food insecurity daily, including people in the DeKalb County area. The DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial CROP Hunger Walk works to change this by organizing an annual walk to raise money and help stop hunger. The CROP Hunger Walk honors Sondra King , who was a faculty member in the...
NIU is pleased to welcome Dr. Todd Gilson as the new director of the University Honors Program as of July 1, 2016. An associate professor in the Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) department at NIU, Gilson’s research focuses on the link between key psychological constructs that help distinguish highly successful leaders and performers from less...
Alumni Scott Prestin and Rich Lenkov and legendary Bears linebacker Otis Wilson are part of a documentary team that has produced a documentary on the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, and WTTW-TV (PBS) will air a preview screening at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. The film, “‘85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History,” features Bears legends Mike...
Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) recently released four new policies relevant to external funding. To explain these policies and the changes they bring to sponsored funding, SPA will host a series of information sessions in August and September. Sessions will be held during the following times:  Tuesday, August 30, 3 – 4 p.m. (HSC – University Suites); Wednesday,...
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The university’s newly-upgraded emergency notification system offers a new method for receiving campus safety bulletins: a mobile app. This option is available to students and employees and provides an additional channel through which crime and safety-related information can be shared with the campus community. Only users with an NIU login ID and password can enable...
More campers than ever before flocked to NIU STEM Camps for hands-on engagement with science, technology, engineering and math this summer. Between June and August, 458 students age 7-18 came from as nearby as Cortland and far away as China to roll up their sleeves, experiment and explore academic and professional fields, up from 324...
The first-ever DeKalb/NIU Art Walk will take place on October 6, 2016, from 5-11 p.m. at 23 venues throughout the DeKalb business district and NIU campus. There are seven downtown DeKalb businesses and community venues still looking for NIU student artists, performers and musicians to host in their locations during the event. If you are...
The Financial Cents Peer Educator Program is designed to improve the financial wellness of NIU students and the local community. A variety of resources are made available to participants to empower them to make informed financial decisions and to help them understand how those decisions impact their future. We offer peer-to-peer presentations on topics such...
The Reserves Unit of NIU Libraries reminds professors and instructors that classroom copies of textbooks can be placed on reserve for student use for the semester, which helps students save money and is greatly appreciated. Bring extra textbook copies to Room 104 of Founders Memorial Library. For more information, call (815) 753-5614 or email [email protected]
Two Northern Illinois University music professors just received news that is music to their ears: They have been awarded prestigious grants to create distinctive new works for the small ensemble projects they lead. Greg Beyer and Geof Bradfield, both associate professors at NIU’s School of Music, have been awarded Chamber Music America grants: Beyer received...
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences is heading back to school with a roster of changes aimed at bringing synergies and coordination to several programs. Those changes add two new names to the roll call this year: the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Studies. The important changes include: The School of Nursing contains only the nursing majors (both...
Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster. The award is given by the Washington, D.C.-based Science Coalition to members of Congress in recognition of their commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and...
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