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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...
The FY2018 Benefit Choice period will extend from Monday, May 1, through to Wednesday, May 31, with benefit elections becoming effective on Saturday, July 1. Human Resource Services will be hosting Benefit Choice informational sessions for employees. These sessions will provide information on the modifications employees can make during the Benefits Choice period, highlight the...
When I last wrote to you April 4 about our budget deliberations, I promised to communicate again before the end of the month where we were in the process.  This note will serve to deliver on this commitment. Yesterday my cabinet and I sought feedback from the university’s Resource, Space, and Budget Committee and Academic...
The month of April is closing for all financial reporting activity at noon on Monday, May 8. Journals not posted at that time will go into May business. Final April reports are scheduled to be available on Tuesday, May 9. May reports are scheduled to be available on Monday, May 15. These dates and other...
Each year, Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) has the honor of recognizing distinguished student leaders at its annual Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards ceremony. The Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards ceremony commemorates the life of Kevin D. Knight, an NIU alumnus who embodied what it means to be a student leader. He was an...
Candidate-3-Skylar-LyBargerNIU will host three candidates for the position of director of procurement and contract management. The campus community is invited to attend an open forum for each of the candidates to learn more about their qualifications for the position and to provide feedback to the search committee on their candidates. The director of procurement and contract...
Join Dr. Brad Peters on Thursday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capitol Room at the Holmes Student Center for the Write Well, Publish More! workshop. This day-long, interactive workshop will put into practice habits that successful, publishing writers use. Get started, nail down the central idea, find your voice, gather...
First- and Second-Year Experience, in partnership with Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society and the Common Reading Experience Student Organization (CRESO), would like to thank the NIU community for helping to collect 1,148 books for “The Storybook Project,” a service project connected with the 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience (CRE) and Sophomore Days of Service. The Storybook...
WNIJ 89.5 FM is pleased to announce a successful fundraising project that exceeded its $125,000 goal. This project, which began April 1, and ended on Earth Day (April 22), was designed to help sustain our national forests, too. WNIJ will plant a tree to mark every donation to this station as part of this campaign,...
Special guest Dr. Ernest Freeberg will present “Eugene V. Debs and the Fight for Free Speech in World War I” from 6-7 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 315 on Monday, April 24, and is presented by the NIU Department of History. Freeberg is professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee...
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