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Three weeks into the Fall 2021 semester, NIU will bring Huskie families back to campus for a full weekend of activities with their students. Family Weekend, running Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12, will offer events across campus and beyond. Participants are encouraged to register and receive updates. Organized by NIU’s Division of Student Affairs, the...
Raymond Banks, M.S. ’86, says when he and his husband, Dr. Eric Erickson, attended college, they each received a helping hand in the form of financial assistance, which allowed them to pursue advanced degrees and gave them greater opportunities. Giving back is a way they can be a force for good in the world, Banks...
NIU is home to the next generation of talented, dedicated students preparing for a brighter future for themselves, their families and the world around them. On June 23-24, Huskie Nation has a unique opportunity to unite around the mission, vision and values of Northern Illinois University through the NIU Foundation’s Huskies United. This online day...
October 2 Homecoming game highlights football promotional schedule With season tickets on sale and fans ready to fill the stands at Huskie Stadium again for the 2021 Northern Illinois University football season, NIU has set its initial promotional schedule for the Huskies’ four Saturday home games. The 2021 home opener on Saturday, September 11 will...
Since 2020, many of NIU’s popular summer camps for elementary through high school students have been offered online. Using imagination, ingenuity and creative problem solving, camp directors from NIU STEAM and Summer in the Arts have developed online communities of creative and curious learners. Online camps are returning this summer with an even wider variety...
The first time Mayra Lagunas realized that universities had a department dedicated to recruiting students was when she was hired to work in Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Illinois. Eleven years later, she has emerged as an up-and-coming leader in the field of college admissions and has been selected to become assistant...
The way Huskies meet and work may have changed while we are Protecting the Pack, but #HuskiePride has not. Make a statement at your next online meeting with the latest NIU–inspired Zoom and Teams backgrounds.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members can connect to NIU and show their Huskie Pride with a few simple...
While the COVID-19 pandemic has robbed us of many special moments, Northern Illinois University is determined that the graduating classes of 2020 will get the send-off they deserve. This Saturday and Sunday, the university will host virtual commencement ceremonies to honor the accomplishments of those individuals, streaming  online ceremonies where students, family, friends, faculty and...
Huskie Pride has a way of going viral. Look at Matthew Angela, ’84. He may be just one alumnus, but as a digital ambassador for several NIU initiatives, he has garnered more than 170,000 social media impressions and 2,000 clicks and has helped to raise $65,000 for NIU over the past two years.  “Matt is...
Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Jamie Forbeck Jamie Forbeck always had a passion for science. But it took a near-tragedy her first semester of college to make her realize her career path. Forbeck, a senior from Princeton, Illinois, is studying medical laboratory sciences. She hopes to work in a hospital and help...
Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Morgan Cunningham When she transferred to NIU from Rock Valley College, Morgan Cunningham worried it would be hard to make friends. Three years later, she realizes making friends was the easy part. It is leaving them that will be hard. “I’ve met a lot of really fun...
It’s always exciting to hear from and live chat with experts from NASA, Fermilab and Argonne National Lab. But the real stars of NIU’s Oct. 31 STEM Fest Celebration might be the NIU student presenters who are majoring in diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, communicative disorders, art, chemistry and math. Have you...
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