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Researching and writing a dissertation can be an overwhelming undertaking for many graduate students, and that’s why staff in NIU’s Thesis and Dissertation Office wants to let them know they’re not alone in navigating that process. A unit of the Graduate School, the Thesis and Dissertation Office is staffed by an advisor and two graduate...
With the holiday season approaching, NIU Athletics is providing an opportunity for fans, alumni and friends to share the gift of giving in support of the most vital part of the Huskie Athletics family – its student-athletes. From Monday, Nov. 6, to Friday, Nov. 10, NIU Athletics will embark upon an initiative called Huskies Invest:...
Considering that most of the 27 active members of the NIU Women’s Rugby Club had never played the sport – or even heard of it – before attending NIU, it’s even more impressive that the team is currently celebrating one of their best seasons since the club’s inception in 1996. Most of the players say...
When Mary Bell came to NIU in 1957, she was told to spend 75 percent of her time teaching Physical Education and the rest leading intramurals and intercollegiate sports for women. “Pretty soon, they took intramurals off,” Bell says. “I was excited about that. The intercollegiate role was what I was really interested in.” Considered...
More than 30 members of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame and head coaches of Hall-of-Fame teams are expected to be on hand when the six-member “Class of 2017” is inducted on Friday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the historic Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The “Class of 2017” includes Dee Abrahamson,...
One is the chair of his academic department, a respected professional in his field and an active consultant to the industry. The other is the tremendously successful director of Intercollegiate Athletics at a Division I, Football Bowl Subdivision university that has scored several conference championships in recent years.Both are co-teaching a course this fall in...
Dr. Mark Groza, Associate Professor of Marketing at Northern Illinois University and the Enterprise Holdings Professor of Sales, was named last month as NIU’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative according to Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier.  As the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), Groza, who was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the...
Fans and friends of Northern Illinois University Athletics are invited to join Huskie coaches and staff on Thursday, July 20 at Eduardo’s Restaurant in DeKalb (214 E. Lincoln Highway) as NIU will kick off a “tour” celebrating the first Jacoby Trophy win in school history.  The free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and includes...
NIU Director of Percussion Studies Dr. Gregory Beyer and Projecto Arcomusical (made up of NIU percussion alumni and graduate students) participated and were recognized at the SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge and Chamber Music Competition held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, on June 3-5. The SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge is the world’s...
The Figure Skating Team took to the ice on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Skate-on-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Figure Skating Competition sanctioned by the U.S. Figure Skating Association and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, placing eighth out of 18 teams. All seven girls on the roster competed this spring. Christi Helm, a...
May’s 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships are right around the corner, and the entire NIU community is invited to celebrate the university’s first opportunity to host a collegiate sports national championship. In less than a month, some of the nation’s best college golfers and golf teams will convene at one of...
Northern Illinois University’s Athletics Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 2017 induction class, selection committee chair Rodney Davis announced. “We want to remind the community, faculty and staff, our fans and NIU alums that this is an open process and that we encourage the public to submit qualified nominees,” said Davis, a former...
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