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Victor Ryzhov
Victor V. Ryzhov, recipient of the 2016 David Raymond Technology in Teaching award, will present “Incorporation of Virtual Labs into Analytical Chemistry Curriculum” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Altgeld Hall 125. Ryzhov, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will explore a typical issue for large...
Data is the topic of the Thursday, May 12, installment of the Alumni & Foundation Forum, weekly presentations and Q-and-As hosted by the Alumni Association and the NIU Foundation that demonstrate how they can support the campus. Participants can learn: how records of alumni and friends are created, stored and updated; all there is to know...
NIU’s seventh annual Lavender Graduation will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Honoring students with diverse sexual and gender identities, this ceremony celebrates the achievements and persistence of individuals graduating in December 2015, May 2016 and August 2016. Graduates will receive rainbow...
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Founders Memorial Library wants to bring peace and serenity to NIU students during the week of final exams. Coloring to Calm Coloring has been shown to relieve stress and calm anxiety for people of all ages. Students are welcome to break from studying to color in the first floor lobby of Founders Library during library...
Feeling the pressure of upcoming finals? Take a break at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU, which will be transformed into a “no-stress zone” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Students can take a yoga class, play board games, participate in art activities and get free massages. Relaxation stations will be...
DREAM Action NIU will host undocumented ally training Friday, May 6. The student-led organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States and particularly on the NIU campus. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in rooms 505 and 506 of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
Neptune Hall will host “Neptune’s Paradise” from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Neptune Courtyard. The event coordinated by the Neptune Hall Council will feature free food, live music, volleyball, games and more. For more information, email [email protected]
Center for Black Studies
Open forums begins Tuesday, May 3, for the five finalists for the directorship of the NIU Center for Black Studies. Established in 1971, the Center for Black Studies supports the mission of the university to promote excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, artistry and outreach and service. It operates under the leadership of...
Campus Life Building
Three finalists for the position of director of the University Honors Program will hold open forums from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. The finalists are Todd Gilson, Joel Stafstrom and Andrea Molnar. NIU’s Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges. More than 1,000...
A diverse group of more than 30 students, faculty, staff and community members will come together in solidarity to present the Black Lives Matters Tribute Concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Altgeld Hall. Led by students, the concert will celebrate black movements and culture while spreading messages of equality, diversity and...
Excitement is building for ARTIgras 2016, a celebration of the arts in the DeKalb community and at NIU. The second annual event has expanded to two days this year: Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Sponsored by NIU and the City of DeKalb, ARTigras once again will feature the popular arts parade and post-parade...
NIU’s Division of University Advancement is launching a weekly training forum and Q&A to show the campus community how the Alumni Association and NIU Foundation can support them. Each hour-long session will take place at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Alumni Shop of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The first session – “Getting the...
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