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NIU women's basketball
Northern Illinois fought to the last second Wednesday night but Kent State women’s basketball’s home court advantage proved too much to overcome, as the Huskies fell 56-54 to the Golden Flashes. Down two points with 10.4 seconds left, freshman Danielle Pulliam brought the ball past heavy KSU pressure into the front court, but was whistled...
Screen capture of Justin Brenneman's Schwebel's video
The video created by Justin Brenneman isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread. It is sliced bread, with a creative twist. The NIU communication major from Naperville is a finalist in a video contest sponsored by the Youngstown, Ohio-based Schwebel Baking Company, more commonly known as Schwebel’s. As part of a course last fall teaching...
Xavier Silas
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team returned home for the first time in 11 days Wednesday night to post an 83-74 win over Akron at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior guard Xavier Silas torched the Zips for a game-high 39 points, going 9-for-17 from the field, 5-for-9 from behind the arc and 16-for-20 from the...
Huskie Bus Tracker
Students who need to know the most-current location of the Huskie Bus can turn to NIU Today for that information: NIU Today now features a quick and easy-to-find link to the Huskie Bus Tracker, which refreshes every 20 seconds. The NIU Huskie Line bus system is one of the largest transit systems in the state...
Black History Month
A month full of activities the NIU community has planned in celebration of Black Heritage Month 2011 will begin Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Photo of Africa on globe
Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. in Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The speaker will be Lasana Hotep, the lead consultant of Hotep Consultants and a student affairs staff member at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Photo of a bowl of soup
It’s cold outside! Come warm up with a free cup of hot soup and warm bread sticks while learning more about how to be successful at NIU. NIU’s Office of Student Academic Success is launching Soup & Success, a series of workshops that are student-centered and encourage student success initiatives. Each is based on a topic critical being a...
“Wear Red, Get Fed” is scheduled for tonight’s NIU men’s basketball game vs. Akron. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Any NIU student who wears red to the game will receive one free slice of pizza, while supplies last, courtesy of the Red Riot. As always, all NIU students enjoy free admission...
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The NIU College of Business is celebrating its 50th birthday, but the first present will go to the winner of the contest to officially name the year-long celebration of that milestone. Suggestions for the theme can be submitted online through Friday, Feb. 18. The winning slogan will be included on all materials promoting the anniversary....
Peace Peace Corps founder and director Sargent Shriver visits NIU on April 10, 1962.
History graduate student Maria ‘Rai’ Hancock will explore NIU’s rich Peace Corps heritage during a public lecture from noon to 12:50 p.m. Friday in Room 110 of the Campus Life Building. The presentation, titled “Connecting Globally, Locally: NIU, Southeast Asia, and the Peace Corps,” honors the memory of the late R. Sargent Shriver, founder and first...
Photo of LGBTQ flag
Students who will be juniors or seniors at NIU for the 2011-2012 school year and have been active in LGBT organizations or activities might be eligible to apply to receive scholarships.
Marke Freeman
Northern Illinois guard Marke Freeman has been voted Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week, as voted on by the league’s coaches, the MAC announced Monday. Freeman (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) averaged 29.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game in two victories. She shot 53.8 percent from the field and 90.5 percent from the...
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