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As a new academic year – and a new era – begins at NIU, the university is rolling out the welcome wagon for several new faculty and staff. The roster includes more than 50 new faculty and nearly three dozen staff, all of whom are now part of the university’s goal to boost enrollment and...
With more than 50 majors and 70 minors available at NIU, it can be tricky to select just one or two academic and career paths. A good place to start is the Majors & Minors Fair on Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center....
As news media try to sort through a host of complicated topics, they have been turning to NIU faculty for answers. Over the past two weeks, NIU experts were featured in print, online and on Chicago radio and television. Alicia Schatteman, an associate professor of nonprofit management in the School of Public and Global Affairs,...
Local residents, including NIU students, can now receive free, non-emergency help and referral for a wide range of services via the county’s new 2-1-1 program. Students can dial 2-1-1 from any phone (including cell phones) and be connected with a trained operator who will connect them with any of a number of different social services. ...
Last spring, Eric Morgensen wasn’t sure whether he should apply for a summer fellowship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) offered through Caltech. Morgensen, a Pecatonica, IL, native who is set to graduate in December with a degree in mechanical engineering, decided to go for it. He was selected, and spent 10 weeks in Pasadena,...
Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is home to a number of exceptional organizations. One notable organization is the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). Recently, the chapter was awarded the 2017 Chapter Recognition Gold Award. “Our mission is threefold: connect, experience, educate,” chapter president Shekinah Bergmann said. “First, we seek...
For the past two years, NIU alum Sam Watt (BS Physics, 2014) has been teaching science in Beijing, introducing the seventh- and eighth-graders at Beijing Academy   (北京中学)—as well as their teachers, parents and administrators—to an exciting hands-on approach to STEM education. As a STEM educator for NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement and member of the...
If you could draw up the perfect NIU Move-In Day, chances are it would look a lot like the one last Friday. “It was smooth as butter,” said Tim Trottier, who chairs the Move-In Day Committee. “Everything about the day just flowed – at all locations. Traffic kept moving, cars were unloaded and students moved...
The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017 Catalyst Award for Leading Change, by Blackboard Inc. Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community. Winners are selected by a team of Blackboard experts. As one of...
This is a time of transition throughout the University and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is no exception. Dean Chris McCord, who led the college for nearly a decade, was named Acting Provost in June. Judy Ledgerwood was confirmed by the Board of Trustees as Acting Dean during their August meeting. Ledgerwood, a...
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will visit Northern Illinois University on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to celebrate the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s opening of “Quilts and Human Rights.” He will host “Piecing Our Stories: A Student Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson” at 12:30 p.m. in Sandberg Auditorium, which is co-sponsored by the...
Family Weekend at NIU promises to give Huskies plenty of opportunities to show their loved ones what life on campus is all about, and organizers said they’re prepared to break records as generations of Huskies come together. More than 25 events are slated for the weekend of Sept. 8 – 10. “Family weekend is an...
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