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On NIU’s campus, recycling has become a crucial aspect of our waste diversion program. By implementing a co-mingled or single-stream recycling system, students, staff and faculty members at NIU can recycle waste with ease. Any acceptable recyclable material can be deposited in any recycling bin without having to take the time to separate different types...
Have you ever considered taking a Japanese course, but was not sure what to expect? Did you grow up playing Super Mario Bros. and ever wonder what the hidden meaning behind a bizarre character was? Come and find the answer from our newly established Japanese Language and Culture Club (JLCC). The club was established during...
More than 400 students visited with nearly 60 companies at the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s spring job fair on Feb. 23. The fair is traditionally held in the spring and fall at the Engineering Building, but a large number of companies clamoring to participate led the college to relocate the spring fair to...
The NIU Autism Caregiver Group is devoting its upcoming meeting to a topic recently in the news: individuals with autism and the criminal justice system. Allison Gladfelter, assistant professor of speech-language pathology at NIU, said families in the Autism Caregiver Group were alarmed after a Florida police shooting in July 2016 of an unarmed therapist...
The NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a regional mathematics competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at DuSable Hall and the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center. Close to 400 students from 15 high schools will participate in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional High...
Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance will perform one of the most timeless and famous pieces of literature in history, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This production will explore the classic love story mixed with a contemporary style. “I think it is as vital now as it was...
In collaboration with Common Reading Experience Student Organization (CRESO) and First- and Second-Year Experience (FSYE), Lambda Sigma is collecting children’s books to donate to the Storybook Project, a national effort to provide a connection between incarcerated parents and their children. Donated books will be sent to imprisoned parents and they will record themselves reading the book. The...
Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “A Song for Coretta,” written by Pearl Cleage, is a timeless piece that brings women from different walks of life together to honor Coretta Scott King, a woman who impacted all of their lives. This relatable show will open Thursday, Feb. 16, in the...
Do you want to learn how publicly available data can be used for the public good, facilitating progress on the issues you care about the most? If so, register online for NIU’s second Open Data Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Campus Life Building at 545 Lucinda Ave. The event,...
NIU community members and regional educators interested in nurturing the next generation of young Illinois scientists can register as judges and support volunteers for two upcoming Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) competitions on the DeKalb campus. Judging for the IJAS Region 5 regional finals will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...
  Latino parents in the DeKalb and Sycamore school districts are preparing for the spring session of Universidad para Padres (Parent University), a free program that empowers mothers, fathers and grandparents to take active roles in their personal growth along with their children’s academic success. The program consists of 14 evening sessions held from September...
Is it possible to be too clean? At the next STEM Café, “Getting Dirty: How Bacteria Impact and Improve Human Health,” NIU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Sherine Elsawa will discuss germs, the immune system, and the impact of our near-constant soaping, scrubbing and sanitizing. The free event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18,...
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