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Did you know? A solar eclipse is coming on August 21, and we’ll have a pretty good view right here in DeKalb. To celebrate this rare and exciting occasion, NIU STEAM Works is partnering with the DeKalb Public Library to host a series of community events from August 16 to 21. All events are free...
The Huskie Food Pantry needs volunteers for the Fox Valley Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 9, and on marathon day, Sunday, Sept. 17. Volunteers will be helping with operations and setup for an aid station (Sept. 9 at the Fabyan Forest Preserve location in Geneva, IL) and village operations (Sept. 17 in St. Charles, IL). These...
Northern Illinois University is among a select group of the nation’s public universities cited for simultaneously producing important research while also extending social-mobility opportunities to students from low-income households, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. In the report titled, “Ladders, labs, or laggards? Which public universities contribute most,” authors Dimitrios Halikias and...
For the fourth consecutive year, members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will join together in a Unity March to signify their shared desire to bring positive change. Participants will gather at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the MLK Commons and then depart for a walk at 5:30 p.m. The walk will leave from...
Transfer2Transfer (T2T) is a peer-mentor program designed for incoming transfer students seeking guidance and mentorship as they transition to NIU. Incoming transfer students are matched with another student who has successfully transferred to Northern based on similar personal or academic interests. A transfer peer mentor can help a new transfer student learn about university life,...
Student-Faculty Links (SFL), a component of First- and Second-Year Experience, gives new NIU students a unique opportunity to be mentored by NIU faculty or staff in an informal setting outside of the classroom. This year, over 50 mentors, passionate about first-year student success, will serve as a supportive guide and resource for students. Students mentored...
Take the family to NIU Night at the Kane County Cougars on Thursday, Aug. 10, and get half off reserved seats. At the game, you’ll pay only $6.50 per ticket and get an Annie the Cougar bobble head (while supplies last). You’ll also pay only $1 for select beer, soda and hot dogs on this...
NIU Parking Services offers permits on an annual or per-semester basis for students, faculty and staff with a variety of price points. Don’t risk getting a ticket. Order your 2017-2018 parking permit now. When purchasing a parking permit, five payment options are available: CASH – in office only CHECK – for full amount (made out...
A new http://www.niu.edu/ NIU homepage debuted today. The new design continues to be responsive and mobile friendly. It marks the first significant upgrade to the homepage in three years, and for the first time in the 20-year history of the homepage, a scrolling feature that fills the entire screen. The content – created by the...
An NIU political science student’s years of work for those who serve in the military has led to national recognition, which recently put her on stage in Washington D.C. with Olympian Gold Medalist Michael Phelps. Glennita Williams, of South Holland, Ill., was invited to Washington D.C. by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which is...
Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) provides a sympathetic ear and a wealth of resources for free. Students can speak one-on-one with CCS’s counselors or participate in group therapy. To ensure that students receive the necessary support outside of the office, Consultation Services helps faculty, parents, and peers to better understand and assist their students and...
How do self-driving cars drive and park without hitting anything? The answer is augmented optics: tools and imaging systems that can provide extremely precise measurements for use in a host of hot applications. At the next STEM Café, Dr. Federico Sciammarella, from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, will present “Augmented Optics:  Micro-Measuring to...
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