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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...
The process of transferring is more seamless than ever thanks to a growing number of community colleges that have completed a guaranteed admissions agreement with NIU. In recent months, Kishwaukee College, Sauk Valley Community College, College of Lake County and the Chicago City Colleges (Harold Washington College, Harry S. Truman College, Kennedy-King College, Malcom X....
Arcomusical, a sextet of Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bows, directed by NIU Professor and Head of Percussion Studies Gregory Beyer, is on the ballot for consideration for the 2018 Grammy Awards in the category of Best World Music Album. Arcomusical’s album, “MeiaMeia” represents three years of continuous development of their original compositions for this unique ensemble. MeiaMeia is...
Technology applications related to health and wellness are evolving quickly, and NIU faculty, students and alumni are at the forefront of important breakthroughs in the use of technology to promote personal and community wellness, and manage healthcare. Take, for example, associate professors Jennifer Gray and Jinsook Kim of NIU’s School of Health Studies. In 2015,...
Thousands of area kids who attended NIU’s STEMfest event last weekend took at least two things home with them: the idea that science can be fun and the realization that all types of people can be scientists. Nearly 7,000 children and families packed NIU’s Convocation Center, where 800 diverse NIU students and faculty amazed and...
Erin Heath, associate director of government relations for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will visit campus next month to talk about federal funding for scientific research. Her presentation, which is part of NIU’s PI Academy Professional Development series, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in room 200 of...
Action taken by the NIU Board of Trustees today will help NIU recruit more U.S. students from outside the borders of the Land of Lincoln. The NIU Board of Trustees approved a new domestic rate structure for tuition that will set out-of-state tuition for domestic students at the equivalent of the in-state tuition rate, effectively...
Legendary grunge rocker Chris Cornell committed suicide Thursday, May 18, in his hotel room following a concert in Detroit. Only two months later, on Thursday, July 20, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington took his own life at home in California. Bennington had performed at Cornell’s memorial service. The two had been friends. Between them, they...
Motivated by an effort to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective services, the students and staff of the Holmes Student Center (HSC) were hard at work this summer making several strategic changes to consolidate campus services and gear up for an impending renovation. These changes will ultimately save the university financial resources while increasing the...
NIU senior Jasmine Carey has had her eyes opened to a range of career possibilities in STEM education through her work with the STEM Outreach team at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. As an instructor at the center’s STEM Outreach camps and classes, Carey has connected with students from elementary through high school to share...
If you could draw up the perfect NIU Move-In Day, chances are it would look a lot like the one last Friday. “It was smooth as butter,” said Tim Trottier, who chairs the Move-In Day Committee. “Everything about the day just flowed – at all locations. Traffic kept moving, cars were unloaded and students moved...
Family Weekend at NIU promises to give Huskies plenty of opportunities to show their loved ones what life on campus is all about, and organizers said they’re prepared to break records as generations of Huskies come together. More than 25 events are slated for the weekend of Sept. 8 – 10. “Family weekend is an...
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