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Along with NIU red and black, Hayley Wegrzyn hopes tailgaters at Huskie home football games are seeing green thanks to an aluminum can recycling initiative that kicked off this semester. “We as a university should be building a community and a culture of individuals who are concerned about the environment,” Wegrzyn, Student Association director of...
When you think of college football, inevitably you picture a crisp fall day full of changing leaves and bright sunshine, tailgating fans and players running onto the field with glistening helmets. But it’s not just what you picture, it’s what you hear. College football, more than any other sport, means the distinctive sounds of marching...
“I expected it to be us giving to them, based on what I know about the poverty that they live in and seeing the poverty that they live in, but oftentimes it felt very different than that.” Those are the sentiments of Northern Illinois University women’s soccer junior Abby Gregg in recalling a trip made...
Northern Illinois University Athletics is now taking orders for new 2018 football season tickets online at NIUHuskies.com, on the phone at 815-753-PACK (7225) and in person at the NIU Athletics Ticket Office located in the Convocation Center. West Side tickets for all five 2018 NIU home games, including the home opener versus Utah, the first...
During the spring semester, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics hosted its fifth Jobs PLUS event. This event continues a partnership that began with an initial conversation in the summer of 2016 that focused on the use of the Convocation Center as a venue for Jobs PLUS events, pairing those events with a variety of games...
On Wednesday, April 18, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) will be hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD), along with the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase (CES), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. These two unique showcases offer students with the...
Michael “The Burner” Turner, one of the most famous names in Northern Illinois University’s football history, whose powerful running style made him an All-American tailback at NIU and an All-Pro in the National Football League, will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame as part of its 2018 Class, the league office...
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...
One NIU track and field athlete is back from warmer weather in El Salvador. Huskie freshman Ashley Tutt (Channahon, IL/Minooka) helped the USA Track & Field Junior Cross Country Team finish in second-place at the 2018 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships held on Saturday, Feb. 17.   “The experience was amazing,”...
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...
Last November, the NIU Figure Skating team competed at the Bronco Challenge Cup sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association and hosted by Western Michigan University. The team competed – and placed – against 17 other teams in eight separate events including free skate events, short programs, ice dances and team events. The experience...
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,...
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