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It took a little while for Tina Thomas, ’76, to get her head in the clouds. Growing up in Danville, Illinois, Thomas led a quiet childhood and became intrigued with biology after being inspired by a high school teacher. And because only certain careers were often earmarked as “women’s jobs” at that time, Thomas’ mother encouraged her...
A live choral concert with a chance for the community to sing-a-long at various points, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon at the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre, September 19 at 3 p.m. “The Big Sing” features local choral ensembles Cor Cantiamo, the Northern Illinois University Concert Choir and the concert choirs from DeKalb High School...
NIU’s Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program was recently granted continued accreditation for the next 10 years from the National Accrediting Agency for  Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). “NAACLS is the premier accrediting agency both domestically and internationally for Medical Laboratory Sciences and other healthcare programs,” said Jeanne Isabel, chair, NIU School of Health Studies. “The process...
As much as the size of NIU’s 2021 freshman class is notable, so are the many characteristics that make up this new class of Huskies. This fall’s freshman class has the second highest high school GPA average among entering freshman in more than a decade at NIU. The university also welcomed the most diverse freshman...
Natalja Yatsuka isn’t a clinician, but she’s helping visitors at NIU’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The artist and owner of NataljasArt Studio in Milwaukee recently made a generous donation that’s now displayed at the on-campus clinic. “The biggest reason I wanted to donate (this piece of art to) NIU was to make the clinic more colorful and...
NIU’s Unity Walk returns for its seventh year Tuesday, Sept. 21 — calling all Huskies and members of the larger community to come together in support of positive change. This year, the event is interwoven with the approaching one-year anniversary of the Belonging initiative ongoing as a partnership between NIU and the cities of DeKalb...
To Samantha McCarron, NIU is home. In her new role as director of NIU’s Financial Aid, she wants to help students and families feel the same way. “My big goal is to demystify financial aid and make it more relatable, understandable and approachable,” she said. Earning her master’s degree at NIU, McCarron has worked on...
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...
NIU saw its new freshman enrollment climb this fall by nearly 12% over the same time last year—the largest year-over-year percentage increase in the freshman class in more than two decades. According to the official census on the 10th day of attendance, total freshman enrollment for fall 2021 increased to 2,285, up 238 students over...
Nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University are now being accepted. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for the university to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the university. It is necessary, though not sufficient, for a nominee to be accomplished and renowned in their...
Growing up in Parkersburg, W.V., Adrienne King could see her future everywhere she looked. “My mother was a college professor. She taught at the community college, and when she didn’t have a sitter, she would take my sister and me in the evenings to her night class, and we would sit in the back of...
Today through next week, Northern Illinois University will commemorate the lives lost and the heroism of first responders two decades ago on September 11, 2001. Huskies and the communities around NIU are asked to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and honor the nearly 3,000 people from more than 70 countries who died in the...
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