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Northern Illinois women’s soccer seniors Mo Smunt and Annie Wyer added one more accolade to their already outstanding careers as Huskies when they were selected to the 2010 Academic All Mid-American Conference Team for their performance on the field and in the classroom, the league announced Wednesday. A 2010 All-MAC First Team Selection, Smunt is...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center logo
NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center has re-launched its online peer support program, Q-Connect. The Q-Connect program is for students who have questions about sexual and/ or gender identity. All online interactions with trained mentors are anonymous, and users are able to ask questions related to LGBT topics. Q-Connect mentors are students who have applied to...
Group photo of leadership award winners
As the end of the fall semester approaches, it is time once again to prepare for the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards Ceremony.  This ceremony was established to recognize students who have performed exemplary leadership service throughout the course of the year. There are awards for every student year in school from freshman to graduate students. Other awards...
NIU Huskie wrestling
NIU’s wrestling team welcomes Michigan State to the Convocation Center Friday, Dec. 3, for its annual Showcase Meet. The first match begins at 7 p.m. “We’ve got some big match-ups where ranked guys will be wrestling each other. This is the one meet a year that we bring in an opponent, usually a Big Ten team, and...
Northern Illinois senior running back Chad Spann (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central HS) has been named the winner of the Mid-American Conference Vern Smith Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the MAC’s top football player, the league office announced Wednesday. Mid-American Conference head coaches voted on the award and on the league’s all-conference team, which features...
Supporting Opportunities for Latinos
Supporting Opportunities for Latinos (SóL) invites Latino males to the Latino Resource Center at 5 p.m. every Thursday. SóL was founded in 2006 in an effort to increase the retention and graduation rates of Latino males at NIU. SóL is a network of students, staff and faculty dedicated to assisting Latino males in navigating their academic...
NIU football players celebrate
Nine straight victories. A perfect record in the Mid-American Conference. The outright MAC West Division title. A Top 25 national ranking in two major college football polls. Ten consecutive weeks with MAC West Player of the Week honors. The NIU Huskies are barking loudly and proudly on their way to Detroit’s Ford Field for the 7 p.m....
Kristin Hoffman
Continuing the historic trend of the Northern Illinois volleyball team’s 2010 season, setter Kristin Hoffman became the first Huskie volleyball player to be named an ESPN Academic All-American®, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Tuesday. “As I’ve said many times before, Kristin is the definition of a student-athlete,” said NIU head coach...
A 2005 photo from NIU's Project ROAR at Littlejohn Elementary School
Are you interested in service learning at NIU? Are you looking for a meaningful elective course? Tutors are needed for the spring semester for Project ROAR — Reaching Out through Art and Reading — and Project SOAR — Science Outreach Activities with Reading. Students can become part of ROAR/SOAR and earn three credits by enrolling...
Jake Coffman
The Northern Illinois University football team made it a perfect 10 as defensive end Jake Coffman (German Valley, Ill./Forreston) earned Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week Monday after turning in his best performance of the season in NIU’s 71-3 win over Eastern Michigan. Coffman’s selection marks the 10th-straight week a Huskie has...
Toni Keller
NIU Forensics will sponsor a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, to benefit the Antinette “Toni” Keller Scholarship Fund. The event will be held at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 1013 W. Lincoln Hwy., which will donate  25 percent of all sales during those hours to the scholarship fund. Huskies United, a group dedicated to bringing...
Logos of Elect Her, Running Start and Women's Campaign Forum
Northern Illinois University has been selected as one of 11 colleges from across the nation and Jamaica that will host Elect Her – Campus Women Win in 2011, a unique campus-based program that teaches women how to run for campus-based elective office. The program, a collaboration between the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and...
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