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Northern Illinois University’s long-time commitment to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable students has helped the university secure nearly $3.5 million in funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. The funding was part of a $108 million federal relief package provided to the state as part of the CARES ACT. Of that...
Awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, two graduate students are carrying on a history of excellence at NIU. The DOE has announced that chemistry student Erik Sarnello and physics student Brianna Stamas, both Ph.D. degree candidates at NIU, are among 52 students from across the nation to be selected for the 2020 Office of...
In her annual State of the University Address, President Lisa C. Freeman praised the NIU community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while charting a future course that builds on Huskie values and continues to embrace change in this period of uncertainty. Noting the extraordinary circumstances of NIU’s 125th anniversary year, the president spent...
Huskies at all stages in their educational journey can now join a new club focused on creating a welcoming space for aspiring birdwatchers to share a fun hobby. On top of fostering an equitable environment, the students in NIU’s Department of Biological Sciences say the goals of the Inclusive Birding Club are to offer a...
“The pandemic has created a world in which our basic human needs for belonging and connection have been difficult to quench,” says Suzanne Degges-White, chair and professor of counseling and counselor education at NIU. “We’ve had to become accustomed to social distancing, fewer get-togethers and anxiety about the risk of an airborne disease.” However, Degges-White notes...
Madelyn Parrott isn’t letting COVID-19 stop her from making a difference in the community. For the senior in NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, making community connections is more important now than ever before. “This semester has been very difficult for me personally so I can only imagine what the residents of Pine...
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...
Flying high for the first time at the Holmes Student Center, two Progress LGBTQ+ Pride Flags symbolize more than NIU’s celebration of diversity in all its forms. They are a visual reminder of continued work to ensure the retention and persistence of LGBTQ+ Huskies. Individuals are encouraged to take pictures with the flags—on display through...
Huskie Pride has a way of going viral. Look at Matthew Angela, ’84. He may be just one alumnus, but as a digital ambassador for several NIU initiatives, he has garnered more than 170,000 social media impressions and 2,000 clicks and has helped to raise $65,000 for NIU over the past two years.  “Matt is...
John Newquist, an occupational safety and health instructor with NIU Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), wants people to know that amputations happen all too regularly due to workplace injuries, but they don’t have to. “The machine guarding standards from OSHA have been out for about fifty years, but we’re still seeing probably 5,000 amputations a...
It was Starr Chase’s passion for helping people that led her to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Human Development and Family Studies at NIU. “I don’t know if I really appreciated how good of an education I had from the program until I had graduated,” said Chase, who graduated in 2015 with a master’s...
Graduate student Lillian Lueck has struck gold. Lueck just returned to the Nevada Gold Mines as part of an extended work opportunity. There, her days begin around 5 a.m. when she carpools with her team to an active gold mine. While other members of the exploration team create drilling plans, Lueck sorts through the drilled...
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