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NIU doctoral student and long-time NIU employee Susana Das Neves is thrilled that she can fulfill a professional goal while also giving back to her [email protected] community. As the coordinator of Universidad para Padres (Parent University), Das Neves can do just that. Universidad para Padres, a community outreach program that empowers mothers, fathers and grandparents...
More members of the NIU community came together than ever before to show their support for NIU students during the NIU Foundation’s most recent Giving Tuesday campaign. More than 300 donors participated, with annual gifts totaling nearly $95,000. “We’ve seen steady growth with our Giving Tuesday campaign,” said Michael Adzovic, director of the Northern Fund. “This...
The NIU Huskies will take on the Duke Blue Devils in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Ford Field in Detroit, officials of NIU, the bowl and the Mid-American Conference announced Sunday. Kickoff for the game at Ford Field will be at 5:15 p.m. EST/4:15 p.m. CST on ESPN. NIU (8-4,...
Less than two years after its launch, the Engineering Our Future fundraising campaign to support Northern Illinois University engineering programs on the campus of Rock Valley College (RVC) closed in festive fashion on Thursday, Nov. 9, having exceeded its goal by $1.5 million for a total of $7.5 million. Academic, business and community leaders gathered...
Northern Illinois University’s Giving Tuesday campaign will get a big boost from NIU Acting President Lisa Freeman and her husband, Dr. Doug Rose. The two have chosen that day, Nov. 28, to make the $25,000 gift that Freeman pledged during her State of the University speech in September. The unrestricted gift to the NIU Foundation...
NIU’s STEM Read is taking advantage of a new partnership with WNIJ, northern Illinois’s public radio station, to share staff and faculty expertise through a new platform: the STEM Read podcast. The podcast, which debuted on Friday, Oct. 13, allows NIU faculty and staff to reach a wider audience of K-12 educators and librarians, as...
History Professor Taylor Atkins has a new book out that sheds light on the origins and development of mass-produced, marketed and consumed popular culture in Japan. Atkins will deliver a talk on the book, A History of Popular Culture in Japan From the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Bloomsbury Academic), during a reception from 2:30 –...
The NIU Art Museum opens the biennial School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 16, with a public reception from 5 – 7 p.m. Presented every two years, this invitational show features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and...
The following faculty and staff profile is one in a series of stories that will appear in NIU Today highlighting employees who support students through the NIU Foundation. The NIU Foundation invites all faculty and staff to come together with the entire Huskie family to support student scholarships by making a gift on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28. ...
Temple Grandin, best-selling author and internationally acclaimed speaker, is bringing her insider perspective on autism to NIU. She’ll present “Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Holmes Student Center. The free event is open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. “Dr. Grandin embodies...
The Huskie Food Pantry is in the midst of hosting its second annual Turkey on the Table campaign in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. With the goal of helping NIU students experiencing food insecurity this Thanksgiving, the pantry is collaborating with HyVee. The grocery store is providing vouchers redeemable for one turkey or a small turkey...
In National Book Award Winner M.T. Anderson’s latest satirical novel, Landscape with Invisible Hand, humans are invited to participate in a galactic economy but struggle to adjust to a market run by aliens and ruined by alien technology. Anderson’s books, such as Landscape, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing and Feed, often use humor and...
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