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As program and business development manager at Engie Services – North America, Carolyn Kiesner is fulfilling a promise she made to herself over 10 years ago. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in 2007, she found real-world experience working first in sales engineering and then in...
Mark McGowanCI, enewsletter NIU faculty and staff can receive free, online tutoring for their children in first- through sixth-grades, thanks to a new partnership between the College of Education and the Employee Assistance Program. Mission Possible Tutoring and Homework Help connects elementary school students with nine teacher-licensure candidates who are pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching degrees through the Department of Curriculum...
As the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden approaches, and one of the most contested elections in American history comes to a close, it is important to recognize that, in our country’s 245 years, very few presidential transitions have been as turbulent as 2020’s. “In large part, peaceful transitions of presidential power are all we...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the NIU Art Museum are thrilled to announce the Friends of NIU Art Museum Endowment Fund. This new Designated Fund provides annual financial support to the NIU Art Museum to further their mission of serving campus and community by balancing traditional and contemporary art to explore connections through visual culture. The Fund...
NIU’s 125th anniversary celebration officially kicked off in January 2020, a century-and-a-quarter after the university was founded in 1895.  A 25-member committee created the outline for a year-long observance of the university milestone, but that changed when the COVID-19 pandemic began. As a result, NIU will continue to commemorate history in 2021—when it is safe to...
Cassandra L. Hill, dean of NIU’s College of Law, received the 2021 Association of American Law Schools Section Award for the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research during its annual meeting January 6, 2021. This prestigious award recognizes Dean Hill for her significant contributions to the field of legal writing and research. The award,...
Angel Hannah got more than a diploma during Northern Illinois University’s virtual commencement ceremony last month. The 23-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences along with a marriage proposal from Wade Harnesk, 23, of Kennesaw, Georgia. “I was honestly so shocked and surprised,” Hannah, of Country Club Hills, said. “When I...
A panel of experts in political science, law and sociology will participate in an online forum, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, on Teams Live to discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, our Constitutional processes and the peaceful transition of power. The forum will allow members of the university community to learn more...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens three exhibitions that consider narrative artwork and imagery on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The exhibitions examine artworks’ ability to chronicle or present narrative themes that relay a series of events, subjects or use storytelling through images. The exhibitions feature: the memorial tribute to local figurative artist Ellen Roth...
Northern Illinois University’s facilities manager and a student community advisor working in Housing & Residential Services were honored this fall with awards from the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) and the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH). Assistant Director for Residential Facilities Danielle Hernandez (Young) was...
For the Office of Orientation and First Year Programs, 2020 brought some new challenges; a recently renovated UNIV curriculum and instruction that pivoted from in-person to online. With collective collaboration, open discussion and educator expertise, the office persevered and provided students in UNIV courses with the exceptional experience it is known to deliver. Key to...
A key component of NIU’s commitment to student success is ensuring that students get the help they need when they need it. Doing so got a little easier this semester when the university began using its Navigate software platform to facilitate and manage referrals for tutoring and other support services. “Navigate is a collaborative platform...
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