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NIU junior Mackenzie Thompson knows that her experiences working with NIU’s P-20 Center will come in handy no matter what career she pursues. As an instructor at the Center’s STEM Outreach camps and STEM Saturdays, she’s learned firsthand the rewards of bringing science, technology, engineering and math into kids’ lives. “No matter what I do,...
The NIU Guitar Ensembles, directed by Fareed Haque, will hold a free concert recital that is open to all on Saturday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Haque is a widely known professor of guitar and jazz for the School of Music and was voted “Best World Guitarist 2009” by Guitar Player...
Why do golf balls have dimples? How do Newton’s laws of motion impact your drive off the first tee? At the next STEM Café, NIU Physics Department Chair and golf enthusiast Larry Lurio will explain what science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can teach us about golf––and what golf can teach us about STEM. NIU...
The NIU Child Development Lab (CDL) has planned several fun events to celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child 2017, April 23-29. Planned events during this week include campus guest readers; a dance party for children and parents on Music Monday; Zumba on Work-Out Wednesday and...
This summer, NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab will have camps on video game design and coding. Campers will explore innovative and original games while learning the basics of video game design and coding. By using the popular video game Minecraft, campers will explore and build a virtual world while learning ComputerCraft, Redstone and coding. They will...
On Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., New York Times best-selling author Jeff VanderMeer will speak at the DeKalb Public Library. The talk, hosted by Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read and the Friends of the NIU Libraries, is free and open to the public. Jeff VanderMeer is the writer and editor of numerous books of speculative...
NIU’s production of The Good Person of Szechwan provides a glimpse into a world where the structure of society has fallen and everyone is doing what they can to survive in the slums. Director Kendra Holton sets the scene in “stylized China, but really anywhere. All places where man is exploited by man. Maybe here....
The NIU Music Building comes alive with music and excitement as the NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) celebrates PERFORMATHON 2017. All community members are invited to enjoy live music performances, shop for music related items, view a student art show, try delicious bake-sale treats and enter to win raffle/silent auction prizes on Saturday,...
Students and employees can now make real-time deposits to their Huskie Bucks accounts using their MasterCard, Discover or American Express card. The new feature is powered by Blackboard Transact eAccounts. Deposits can be made using the Blackboard Transact Mobile eAccounts smartphone app, which also allows users to check balances, transaction history and add funds in...
The 2017 Northern Illinois University Mathematics Contest took place on March 1. The first prize of $150, the second year in a row, was taken by Rebecca Dziubla, a senior mathematical sciences major from Roselle, IL. Jeremy Simonson, a senior electrical engineering major from DeKalb, IL, was second and won $100. The third place, with...
For NIU undergrad Hannah Carmack, working with the P-20 Center has been an exciting path to job skills and personal rewards. As a STEM Read program assistant, she does work that simultaneously touches people’s lives and prepares her for a job in publishing, her career of choice. STEM Read uses live and online programs to...
In just the program’s fifth year, NIU’s mock trial team has earned its second consecutive bid to the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) upcoming National Championship Tournament. NIU went 6-2—with wins over Northwestern, Wheaton College and the University of Arizona included—during the Opening Round of Championship Series (ORCS) competition in Geneva last month, earning one...
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