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Annie Wyer
The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team will look to carry the momentum of their early season victories into the weekend, when the Huskies play their third-consecutive road match of the season when they face the Loyola Ramblers at the Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago on Sunday, Sept.5, at 2 p.m. The Huskies (2-1) opened their...
DeMarcus Grady
Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud completed 27 of 36 passes for 265 yards and added 14 rushes for 45 yards to lead the homestanding Cyclones to a 27-10 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday in the 2010 season opener for both teams. Northern Illinois lost its seventh straight season-opener dating back to the 2003 overtime win...
When NIU classes began last week, 61 percent of the new freshman class were enrolled in a section of Northern’s popular UNIV 101 (The University Experience) course; a record percentage in the course’s history.  Transfer enrollments in UNIV 201 (The Transfer Experience) also set a record, nearly doubling in number from Fall 2009 with 184 students...
Terrance Green
Terrance Green, a nationally recognized speaker and the author of “Becoming an All ‘A’ Student: The Quick and Easy Guide to Getting a 4.0,” will train people to maximize their full potential in every aspect of life during a 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, presentation at NIU. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the Center for...
NIU student Holly Swaim is making headlines today for her role as a Good Samaritan. According to news reports, Swaim was driving westbound on I-88 near DeKalb a week ago today — Thursday, Aug. 26 — when she noticed a Honda CRV in a ditch between Elburn and Sugar Grove. No rescue crews were on the...
NIU volleyball team
Sophomore middle blocker Mary Kurisch paced a well-rounded attack as the undefeated Northern Illinois volleyball team swept Bradley, 3-0, at Victor E. Court Tuesday night. The 25-14, 25-17, 25-15 win improved NIU to 5-0, marking its best start since 1998, as the Huskies wrapped up a perfect five-match home stand to begin the 2010 campaign. “The...
Northern Illinois University, which just this month opened a new one-stop services office for veterans, has been named among the top military friendly schools in the country. For the second consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine editors placed NIU on its list of colleges that provide extensive services and support to veterans and students currently in...
The NIU community was forever changed Feb. 14, 2008. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters from near and far banded together to move “Forward, Together Forward.” The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship Endowment was created through the generosity of more than 1,770 donors to honor the five Huskies whose lives were lost: Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant,...
Coming into Northern Illinois University as the volleyball program’s first high school All-American might have put some pressure on freshman outside hitter Lauren Wicinski to perform at a high level quickly.  Whether she felt the pressure or not, the Geneva, Ill., native showed why she was a 2009 Under Armour All-American by winning the Mid-American...
An outstanding senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is chosen each year to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Lincoln Student Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The NIU Student Laureate should have an NIU grade point average of 3.5...
Syrian-born Kareem Roustom, an award-winning composer, is coming to the NIU School of Music for a two-day residency program Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Arab Near East and trained in Western music, Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging...
Students new to NIU have enjoyed a wide variety of activities during their first week on campus. The Huskie Bash, a bonfire, a luau and ice cream socials are just a few of the events that have helped new students get acclimated to the fun and excitement of campus life.  On Thursday, many NIU students ventured off campus and into the local community for Huskies...
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