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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...
NIU’s volleyball team begins its 2010 campaign this weekend with the annual NIU Invitational, hosting Chicago State, College of Charleston, Oakland, and South Dakota. Over the course of Friday and Saturday, 10 matches — five each day — will be played at Victor E. Court.  The tournament started at 10 a.m. today with South Dakota-College of Charleston,...
NIU’s women’s soccer team will begin its first full weekend of regular season competition Friday. The Huskies travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the University of Iowa in a 7 p.m. contest at the inaugural Iowa Tournament. Competition at the tournament will continue Sunday, Aug. 29, when NIU faces Northern Iowa in an 11...
Robert Sorsby, NIU’s new student trustee, was sworn in Thursday morning before the meeting of the Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees. Sorsby, whose term officially began July 1, is a senior who expects to graduate next May with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a minor...
NIU tailback Chad Spann is one of 49 running backs named a candidate for the 2010 Doak Walker Award, announced Wednesday by the PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum. Given to the nation’s top college running back, the award is named in honor of SMU’s three-time All-America running back Doak Walker. “I think it’s great for Chad,” NIU...
A pair of May NIU graduates have received Fulbright grants to teach and study in Austria. Brandi Smith, 27, of Chicago, and Melissa Shalter, 27, of Ottawa, will travel to Austria in September to begin their teaching assignments. Shalter, who earned her certificate to teach in secondary education, will work with high school students. Smith...
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