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Category: On Campus
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...
Orientation
Orientation & Family Connections soon will welcome all traditionally admitted incoming freshmen and transfer students and their families to NIU. Orientation sessions take place from Wednesday, June 10, through Friday, July 17. Two additional orientation programs for transfers, and one for freshmen, will take place in August. During orientation – a two-day program for freshmen...
SROP
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced the 2015 cohort of Summer Research Opportunities Program participants. Thirteen undergraduate students have been chosen to engage in a full-time, intensive research program from June 15 until Aug. 7. These students will work to design, propose and complete research or artistry projects, as well as...
NIU Communiversity Gardens
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) has added a fourth Communiversity Garden site at Northern Illinois University, part of a growing partnership with the university. The Annie Glidden Heritage Garden, consisting of four 5-foot-by-10-foot raised beds, is located on the property of the NIU Foundation, next to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. “We are pleased...
Research Rookies
The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for the Research Rookies Program for the 2015-16 academic year. What is the Research Rookies Program? Research Rookies pairs freshmen, sophomores and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors to complete one-year research projects. Together, each team will write a formal research proposal, conduct...
Light It Up For Emily
NIU’s Holmes Student Center will “Light It Up for Emily” in shades of green and purple during the week of June 1. The colorful lights are part of a campaign to spotlight awareness of childhood cancer, specifically the case of 12-year-old Emily Beazley, who died Monday from an aggressive Stage III ​T-cell Lymphoblastic Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma....
Window Washer
The campus community is invited to open forums for the three candidates interviewing for the position of associate vice president for Facilities Management and Campus Services in the Division of Administration and Finance. Candidate names and vitas will be released 48 hours prior to their arrival. All forums are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m....
Photo of a wind turbine
Helping students pursue their dreams can prove difficult, especially with the interdisciplinary nature of environmental education. NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE Institute) is bringing together environmental educators, especially from two-year colleges, to build a northern Illinois environmental education network. The ESE Institute will host the Regional Summit on...
Summer Orientation!
Orientation & Family Connections, part of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, will share an overview of its orientation programs for incoming students during a preview event at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4. All traditionally admitted freshmen and transfer students must attend orientation programs to register for Fall 2015 classes. New freshmen attend...
Photo of the NIU parking garage
Some levels of the parking deck will close for maintenance and cleaning from Monday, June 1, to Friday, June 5. Levels will open as work is completed. During this time, any valid blue or yellow permit holder will be able to park in any legal parking space on all open levels, with the exception of reserved...
Tennis shoe
Summer vacations, barbecues and pool parties can make it difficult to focus on fitness. The NIU FIT Program is a fun, effective and convenient way to make sure you are improving your health during the summer months. Exercise before your workday, during your lunch hour or right after work. For one low fee, FIT members...
A camper in Engineering Amusement designs and constructs a model roller coaster.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach is hoping to help students answer that question by offering a variety of fun, hands-on summer camps that explore in-demand careers and concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Outreach and other STEM departments host camps from June through...
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