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After running for a career-best 223 yards on 15 carries Saturday to lead Northern Illinois to a 34-23 victory over Minnesota, Huskie running back Chad Spann was named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation Sunday. Spann averaged 14.9 yards per carry and scored on three...
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In an effort to make sure every new student is connected with NIU, Orientation & First-Year Experience and the Office of Student Academic Success are collaborating to contact freshmen in the first weeks of the semester through a program called REACH (Retention Effort for All inComing Huskies). Initial peer-to-peer phone calls begin this week, with...
Book cover of "The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol Adams
Author, feminist and activist Carol J. Adams will visit NIU to speak on “The Sexual Politics of Meat” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Adams’ lecture will explore the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food. Taking an ecofeminist...
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The NIU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Ronnie Wooten, will present a tribute to legendary collegiate band conductors Harry Begian and William P. Foster during an 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The program will include Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Variations for Wind Band.”...
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NIU’s Division of International Programs will hosts its fall 2010 Brown Bag Series from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in John E. La Tourette Hall Room 300. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch and listen to speakers covering a variety of topics, including international perspectives, cultural diversity and study abroad experiences. For more...
NIU Internship Fair
Summer 2011 might seem like a long way off, but more than 800 NIU students will begin planning for it from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, when they attend the Internship Fair at the NIU Convocation Center. Those students will not only be thinking about summer but looking beyond it to their...
Every fall season, as the leaves change and crunch underfoot, Huskies from today and yesterday come to campus for our annual Homecoming Celebration.  There are many events for students and alum to show their Huskie Pride. This year the action kicks off on October 10th and ends with the Homecoming dance on October 16th.  Check below...
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NIU’s Regional History Center will host a grand opening reception for its exhibit, “Somethin’ to Write Home About: Letters from the Regional History Center Collections,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Founders Memorial Library. The exhibit is on display in the library’s foyer with a reception in Room 400. Parking is available in the visitor’s...
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G.P. Yeh, a division scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will visit NIU to speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on “The Energy Transformation.” Yeh’s lecture comes as part of the NIU Department of Physics colloquium and takes place in Room 200 of John E. La Tourette Hall. Refreshments are served at 3 p.m. The...
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NIU College of Business students who sat for the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) exam in the summer of 2010 lead the exam’s pass rate. Of 40 participating universities, only five universities had a total of 12 students pass the CTP exam. NIU business students accounted for seven of the total — more than 58 percent. Congratulations...
DC Interns 2010
As an NIU senior majoring in political science and journalism, Dave Thomas knew Washington, D.C., is a big, busy, fast-paced and sprawling newsmaker of a town. This past summer, he became part of it. While serving as an intern for U.S.  Rep. Mike Quigley (5th District), Thomas learned that congressional staffers not only work fast, but...
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NIU volleyball followed up a perfect weekend with a straight-set victory over visiting DePaul on Tuesday night at Victor E. Huskie Court.  Freshman outside hitter and current MAC West Offensive player of the week Lauren Wicinski again led the way for Northern Illinois with a game-high 17 kills.  Junior Allison McGlaughlin contributed 13 kills while sophomore Meghan...
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