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One of the goals of Hispanic Heritage month is to build pride among the Latinx community, but it doesn’t always take parades or museum exhibitions to meet that goal. NIU Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Mayra Lagunas has seen such pride happen a few times this semester just by showing up at recruitment events....
NIU’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, adopted in 2019, included a call for the university to identify and pilot innovative financial aid programs. That work is ongoing – and already paying dividends. While NIU celebrates the fifth straight year of growth among incoming freshmen, with that specific enrollment sector climbing by nearly 12% this fall over...
Among a group of universities leading the charge for diversity, equity and inclusion, NIU has earned national recognition. The university received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...
Incoming freshmen to Northern Illinois University this fall received more scholarship money than ever before, and improvements to the scholarship process served to diversify the pool of scholarship recipients. More than 70% of incoming freshmen received a Merit Scholarship, and 64% of them are students of color, compared to 54% of Merit Scholarship recipients in...
As new Huskies attend orientation during the summer months, staff throughout NIU are busy planning activities for Week of Welcome (WOW), scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug.22. This annual event is an extension of the orientation experience and provides opportunities for new Huskies to connect with their peers while becoming acquainted with campus...
There are at least two things that incoming Huskies have in common: they never quit, and they will read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Noah’s collection of personal stories has been selected for NIU’s Common Reading Experience for the 2021-23 academic years. Originally from South Africa, Trevor Noah is the current host of the...
Students interested in helping individuals and families improve their lives through financial literacy can pursue a new minor being offered starting from fall 2021. The School of Family and Consumer Sciences has added a minor in Financial Counseling which introduces students to the basic principles in personal and family financial management and can lead to...
The first time Mayra Lagunas realized that universities had a department dedicated to recruiting students was when she was hired to work in Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Illinois. Eleven years later, she has emerged as an up-and-coming leader in the field of college admissions and has been selected to become assistant...
When Terros Dilworth was considering a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, he researched available programs and talked to people he trusted. “A lot of my co-workers went to Northern Illinois University and they all had good things to say about the program,” said Dilworth, who is currently a Medical Laboratory Scientist for Hematology at Northwestern...
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) is excited to announce that for the third consecutive year its ranking increased in the category for undergraduate engineering programs without a doctorate program as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. CEET increased to 33rd out of 220 schools for 2021, which is up from 38th...
The way Huskies meet and work may have changed while we are Protecting the Pack, but #HuskiePride has not. Make a statement at your next online meeting with the latest NIU–inspired Zoom and Teams backgrounds.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members can connect to NIU and show their Huskie Pride with a few simple...
The NIU community is invited to join the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 as they kick off their Rebuilding Democracy Speakers Series with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and MSNBC Political Analyst Eugene Robinson. The event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Robinson discussing a variety of topics such...
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