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Illinois educators looking to bring a new level of excitement for STEM –– science, technology, engineering and math –– to their schools in the new year can get a helping hand from the seasoned pros at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. Our experienced STEM educators are available to come to your school and stage dazzling...
When Third Coast Percussion’s latest album “Third Coast Percussion – Steve Reich” was nominated for a Grammy award, NIU had reason to celebrate. NIU School of Music alumnus and faculty member Dan Nichols (B.A. ’05, M.M. ’08) is the recording engineer and alumnus Matt Ponio (M.M. ’15) is the assistant engineer on the album that...
Northern Illinois University has hundreds of helping hands looking for meaningful projects to tackle on NIU Cares Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The event is sponsored by Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD). This will be the eleventh year of this special NIU and DeKalb tradition! NIU Cares Day was created...
Over three weeks in January, the College of Law will help students prepare for the LSAT with two practice exams and a Pre-Law Workshop in between. First, take the Practice LSAT from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. This simulated LSAT will be under realistic circumstances and time constraints. Participants will receive...
The end of the fall semester sees students across campus heading home for a much-needed break and a chance to gear up for the spring semester. As many people rush to finish off their holiday shopping, employers and the health insurance industry face a major rush of their own, namely, “Open Enrollment.” This is the time of...
A new partnership between College of DuPage (COD) and Northern Illinois University provides guaranteed admission for COD students to a broad range of study areas at NIU. Students will now have an opportunity to earn a wide range of degrees at NIU, including a B.S. in Applied Technology, a B.G.S. in Health and Human Sciences, a...
Still looking for that perfect holiday gift for a young scientist? Check out the diverse spring schedules of STEM Saturdays and STEM Divas, classes that give students seven and older hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and math. The popular classes, which cover everything from crime scene analysis to the science of flight, are designed...
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of NIU alumni, donors, friends, parents, faculty and staff, #GivingTuesdayNIU was an unprecedented success! Our community rallied around NIU, the colleges, and athletics – and with the final results in – we are proud to report we raised $114,863 from 272 donors. We were able to surpass our dollar and...
Registration is now open for children and adults to participate in music and art programs at the NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA). The CSA offers year-round art and music programming, with more than 50 teachers serving over 400 participating students. Financial aid is available for students ages 18 or younger who demonstrate financial...
The Communiversity Gardens have been in operation for three growing seasons, and many people have benefitted from the garden. In that time, the gardens have been an enormous asset to the DeKalb community since much of the produce is donated to local food pantries such as the Huskie Food Pantry. Students and community members are...
Professors Walker Ashley in geography and Mark Frank in geology have been named the inaugural winners of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. Established this year, the award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements and contributions to graduate education at NIU. Each award recipient will receive $2,000 and be recognized during the Graduate School commencement ceremony at 2 p.m....
Earth’s ice is melting, and it isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. At the next STEM Café, “Our Icy Planet: The Future of the Cryosphere in a Warming World,” NIU ice expert Ross Powell will draw on over four decades of field research to explore the dramatic changes already being triggered worldwide as our ice...
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