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At the upcoming International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Chicago, NIU STEM Read will partner with Andy Weir – bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis – to explore how science fiction fuels STEAM learning. Highlights of the collaboration include a keynote presentation in which NIU STEM Read Director Gillian King-Cargile will...
Databases of Northern Illinois University’s spring 2018 graduates and outstanding students are now available at niu.edu. The graduation, dean’s and academic excellence lists are searchable by last name, city or ZIP code. NIU started distributing the lists in a new format last year, making Huskie accomplishments more shareable. Proud loved ones can post the lists...
Orientation and Family Connections will soon begin a campus-wide orientation and enrollment program for incoming first-year and transfer students and their families. During orientation, incoming students gain an increased understanding of resources, identify opportunities for engagement and involvement, and begin to learn what it means to be part of an inclusive community. It will be...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get exclusive theme-park access with your friends and family? Saturday, June 9, is NIU Day at Six Flags Great America, where students, employees and their guests can kick off summer with discounted $39.99 tickets and exclusive ride time at the end of the evening. Northern...
During the first 21 years of their lives, individuals with autism are offered critical support services through their local public schools. By law, those services must include “transition” planning that begins when the students turn 14½, providing nearly seven years of preparation for the next stage of their lives. Yet when that assistance ends, many...
Many of us remember summer camp as a time of freedom and fun. Camp is that, but it is also much more for the nearly 5,000 campers who enroll in NIU summer camps each year. NIU camps offer young people a chance to gain independence and confidence, as well as to explore career fields and...
Senator Dick Durbin sat down Tuesday with leaders from DREAM Action NIU to update them on efforts to protect DACA recipients. While the information was complex, his message was simple: Don’t give up. In a 30-minute session at Altgeld Hall, the Illinois Senator, who was the main architect of the Dream Act, met with DREAM...
Northern Illinois University Chief of Staff Dr. Matthew Streb and Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier have announced the “LEaD Huskies” class of 2017-18. Eight sophomore student-athletes have earned the prestigious honor of being selected to this program, after being nominated by their head coaches. This class is the sixth group of LEaD...
NIU’s Mock Trial teams have once again had a successful season – and it’s not over yet! This past weekend, two NIU teams competed at the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Regional Tournament in Joliet, IL – one of 27 sanctioned regional tournaments in the country held over three weekends in February. There were a...
As NIU celebrates the 50th anniversary of the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program, officials are preparing for a First-Generation Student Conference – unique in the state – to both pay tribute to five decades of commitment to equal access to higher education and to promote the importance of carrying that legacy into the future. The First-Generation...
Alumni and friends are invited to Northern Illinois University for “Experience NIU,” an opportunity to reconnect with the university and fellow Huskies in a series of exciting social and cultural events on campus. The series, which runs from February through April, will provide an opportunity to experience events at the NIU Art Museum and School of Music,...
The Board of Trustees voted Thursday, Dec. 7, to lower fees and not to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. “We realize that earning a degree from an institution like NIU can be life-changing for a student, and we are committed to keeping NIU affordable,” said Board Chair Wheeler Coleman. The board voted to once...
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