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World Collegiate Sales Open logo
Football isn’t the only big game on campus this week. This Friday and Saturday, the NIU College of Business will play host to the World Collegiate Sales Open. The event will attract students from as far away as Scotland to participate in a series of tests to challenge their sales skills. The competition will draw...
Logo of the Illinois Association of Museums
Alumni and students of NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continue to receive awards from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM), bringing recognition to the program and their museums. The recognition came at the IAM’s annual conference, held in Naperville from Wednesday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 5, when the organization announced the...
IAM President David Becker (left) and Peter Van Ael
NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continues to receive awards from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM). The latest recognition came at the IAM’s annual conference, held from Wednesday, Nov.3, through Friday, Nov. 5, in Naperville, when the organization announced the winners of its 2010 awards for the state’s museums. An IAM...
Xavier Silas
Northern Illinois senior Xavier Silas, a preseason All-Mid-American Conference choice who earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District honors last year, has been named one of just 30 candidates for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s basketball. The award honors seniors playing Division I basketball who have demonstrated high achievement in the...
Jose Alferez’s parents were born in Mexico. So was Alfarez, president of the NIU Veterans Club and a proud former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. “This country gave us a lot of opportunities once we got here,” said Alfarez, a 25-year-old senior who is studying international politics at NIU. “I always felt like I...
Mo Smunt
Northern Illinois senior defender Mo Smunt was named First Team All-Mid American Conference, the league announce Thursday. Receiving the honor for the first time in her career, Smunt is the first Huskie to earn an first team All-MAC honor since the 1999 season. With the All-MAC selection, Smunt became the 14th Huskie in NIU history...
Center for Latino and Latin American Studies/Latino Resource Center
Every fall semester, the Latino Resource Center (LRC) holds a series of educational, social, motivational and professional events for the NIU student body in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. Latino Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of various Hispanic cultures across the nation. The LRC never fails to bring highly recognized guests to NIU.  In the...
Logos of the NIU Huskies and the Salvation Army
Northern Illinois Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is holding a Food For Families Drive, in which Huskie student-athletes are seeking support in their collection of food items that will be donated to the Salvation Army of DeKalb and Sycamore. Huskie fans who donate a bag of non-perishable foods will receive an opportunity to purchase a discounted ticket...
Screen capture of NIU's SMASHUP homepage
As the Internet and its applications continue to evolve at a dizzying speed, most websites now offer a veritable smorgasbord of tiny icons that link users to various social media pages. NIU now has risen above the din of square-shaped logos clamoring for attention. The university’s Web Communications Team this morning launched smashup.niu.edu, a one-stop...
Photo of jet in flight
Have you dreamed of hiking the Alps, floating in the Dead Sea or seeing the Pyramids? Don’t put your dreams of traveling abroad on hold because of fears of the unknown or financial concerns. Participants will leave this discussion with the knowledge necessary for a successful, enjoyable and budget-friendly trip that allows them to travel...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
The NIU College of Law‘s Office of Admission and Financial Aid will host a “Mock Law Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 6. Check in starts at 10 a.m. in Room 151 of Swen Parson Hall. The program will include an informational presentation of the College of Law, a mock law class that simulates...
Huskie volleyball
Northern Illinois volleyball juniors Kristin Hoffman and Allison McGlaughlin were named to the ESPN/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 5 First Team, the organization announced Thursday.  The two accolades mark the first time that the program has had two Academic All-District honorees in the same season, let alone two first teamers. The Huskies...
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