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Did you know? A solar eclipse is coming on August 21, and we’ll have a pretty good view right here in DeKalb. To celebrate this rare and exciting occasion, NIU STEAM Works is partnering with the DeKalb Public Library to host a series of community events from August 16 to 21. All events are free...
NIU has five Zipcar’s in its fleet NIU now has five Zipcars available for students who need some wheels to run errands, keep doctor’s appointments or even head out of town on a road trip. Students, faculty, staff can sign up for a Zipcar membership by visiting www.zipcar.com/niu and completing a brief application form. Zipcar...
The Huskie Food Pantry needs volunteers for the Fox Valley Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 9, and on marathon day, Sunday, Sept. 17. Volunteers will be helping with operations and setup for an aid station (Sept. 9 at the Fabyan Forest Preserve location in Geneva, IL) and village operations (Sept. 17 in St. Charles, IL). These...
WNIJ 89.5 FM is pleased to announce a new season of “Sessions from Studio A,” its locally-produced show dedicated to showcasing regional and touring musicians. The season premieres on Thursday, Aug. 3, and features new episodes every Thursday at 7 p.m. Sessions from Studio A airs on WNIJ (89.5 FM – DeKalb/Rockford, 89.1 FM –...
Transfer2Transfer (T2T) is a peer-mentor program designed for incoming transfer students seeking guidance and mentorship as they transition to NIU. Incoming transfer students are matched with another student who has successfully transferred to Northern based on similar personal or academic interests. A transfer peer mentor can help a new transfer student learn about university life,...
Student-Faculty Links (SFL), a component of First- and Second-Year Experience, gives new NIU students a unique opportunity to be mentored by NIU faculty or staff in an informal setting outside of the classroom. This year, over 50 mentors, passionate about first-year student success, will serve as a supportive guide and resource for students. Students mentored...
First- and Second-Year Experience (FYSE) invites student leaders to participate in this year’s Peer Mentor Training on Friday, Aug. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Altgeld Hall, Room 315. Benefits of Participating: The purpose of this training is to provide all peers in mentor roles with basic peer mentor training. This is an attempt...
The month of July is closing for all financial reporting activity at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Journals not posted at that time will go into August business. Final July reports are scheduled to be available on Thursday, Aug. 10. August reports are scheduled to be available on Monday, Aug. 14. These dates and other...
NIU students and faculty have the opportunity to access hundreds of IBM programs and other resources – for free. These resources – ranging from cloud access, industry software, remote hardware and datasets to training tools and lesson plans – are part of the IBM Academic Initiative, which offers free resources to academic institutions worldwide to...
All civil service/operating staff are cordially invited to have fun, food and mingle with co-workers at the Annual Civil Service Celebration (formerly StaffFest). The event will be held on Thursday, August 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. The menu will include hot dogs, veggie...
Opening on September 5th, the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s fall exhibition, “Quilts and Human Rights” features over 40 quilts from around the world that honor champions of human rights, document events and experiences that show quiltmaking as a means of coping with oppression, and examine how quilts can raise awareness about social issues. The Museum...
NIU’s Operating Staff Council (OSC) is seeking employees interested in serving on campus committees. Representatives are needed for the: Athletic Board (one representative for a three-year term) Campus Parking Committee (two representatives for a three-year term) Campus Security and Environmental Quality Committee (one representative for a two-year term) Parking Appeals Committee (one representative for a...
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