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With the semester finally back in full swing, NIU Libraries Reserves Unit would like to remind faculty and instructors again that textbooks are expensive. One way that we can help our students out is by putting extra/classroom copies of textbooks on Print Reserves at the Library. Students, you can ask your professors and instructors to...
Several events are planned in March in celebration of National Women’s History Month. All events are open to the public and, unless otherwise noted. are free. Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request; call (815) 753-6515 (one week’s notice is preferred). For more information, call the Center for the Study of Women, Gender &...
NIU students, DeKalb community members, civic leaders, computer coders, and tech enthusiasts will come together Saturday, March 5, in Founders Memorial Library for the first CodeAcross DeKalb, a free, day-long event exploring how public data can be harnessed for public good. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a quick introduction to the idea...
Food for Fine$
Hey, students. Library fines getting you down? How’d you like to lower, or maybe even eliminate, that debt? University Libraries is hosting a “Food for Fine$” program through Friday, Dec. 18. The concept is simple: Each non-perishable food item you donate is worth $1 off your fine, up to $20. For more information, visit the...
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University Dean of University Libraries Patrick Dawson will leave NIU to pursue a professional opportunity as director of the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), effective Feb. 1, 2016. “Patrick has provided excellent leadership and facilitated a number of innovative initiatives associated with research and...
Glidden Homestead
Drew VandeCreek has proven that when history meets high-tech, it’s a winning combination for visitors to DeKalb and around the world. “We recently completed a collaboration with the Ellwood House and Glidden Homestead historic sites that furnishes them with web-based video materials discussing their historical significance,” said VandeCreek, director of Digital Initiatives for the NIU...
A 1992 memo from cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris found that smokers working in places that prohibit smoking smoke 11-15 percent less than average and quit at a rate that is 84 percent higher than average. State lawmakers and health officials hope the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, signed into law in 2014, will have a similar effect. On...
No surprise: Kids love video games. So what would happen if teachers delivered some of their lessons through video games? And not just any games, but the wildly popular Minecraft? Plenty of children will find out this fall, thanks for a one-credit “SMASH-UP!” course offered by NIU this summer. Teachers who enroll will spend a...
Huskie Hack
Using technology to solve real civic issues for local communities and organizations is the focus of NIU’s participation Saturday, June 6, in the National Day of Civic Hacking. The Huskie Hack event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Digital Convergence Lab of Founders Memorial Library, is open to anyone interested in a...
Smoke-Free NIU
In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, Northern Illinois University will become smoke-free Wednesday, July 1, joining more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide with smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies. With the enactment of the new law, smoking will be prohibited on all campus property, defined as property that is owned, leased, occupied or otherwise...
The DeKalb Public Library will provide free “behind-the-scenes” tours to the NIU campus community at 3:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. These tours will provide a guided look at the new library expansion, and offer some insight into the many improvements and enhancements that will become available once the new building opens....
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