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A new Pre-Orientation Program will give students a running start before attending on-campus orientation this fall. A self-guided online module, the Pre-Orientation Program (POP) provides students with their first look at the information they’ll use to navigate the numerous academic and support services available to them at NIU. They’ll learn what it means to be...
Northern Illinois University junior Cornell Cox is not afraid to confront life’s big questions. In a conversation about his path to NIU and his choice of major, he brings up climate change and war, deep questions about how human behaviors have led to the major challenges facing the world today. He also discusses his love...
The NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a regional mathematics competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at DuSable Hall and the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center. Close to 400 students from 17 high schools will participate in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional High School...
There is so much more than football that could explain the love and regard new NIU head football coach Thomas Hammock, ’02, has for his alma mater. “[NIU] has always been a special place for me in my development as a man,” Hammock said. “Coach (Joe) Novak took me in, nurtured me, and made sure...
The Huskie Hack – NIU’s annual 24-hour hackathon – is being revamped this year. The revitalized hack now offers more opportunities for NIU student mentors to gain project management experience as they work with teams of high school students who are harnessing the power of today’s technology to make positive change in the world. The...
By the fall of 2019, a full-service Starbucks coffee house should be operational on the NIU campus. As part of the renovations at the Holmes Student Center (HSC), crews are building out a space for the popular destination coffee shop. The new business will be serving up mochas, pastries and more from the ground floor...
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