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The pandemic may have prevented the Latino Resource Center’s typical celebration of Latino Heritage Month, but efforts to embrace the Latino culture at NIU remain strong. And those efforts are growing along with the Latinx population on campus. According to the official census on the 10th day of attendance this year, Latinx enrollment accounts for...
Jim Suttie Jim Suttie was only 4 when he first encountered what has defined the rest of his life and his still-growing list of internationally celebrated accomplishments. “My dad was a physician – a pediatrician – in DeKalb. He played golf, and he got me out there,” says Suttie, one of the country’s top golf coaches...
When given lemons, Tatyana Coleman makes lemonade. It’s fitting for the senior who is majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Coleman is enrolled in Hospitality 320, a food production course where students create menus, purchase ingredients and prepare meals that are served at Ellington’s Restaurant in the...
Huskies help Huskies, but we also help neighbors and friends. We are innovators, artists, problem-solvers and changemakers. We are “thousands strong” and shaping the world together. In celebration of our impact, Huskies the world over are invited to participate in the NIU Foundation “Thousands Strong” virtual events, Nov. 18-20. Wednesday, Nov. 18 – “Chicago Fire” Star...
Tim Sleep, M.S.Ed. ’89, does not remember deciding to be a musician, per se. But, then again, he cannot remember a time when he did not play an instrument. The music was always a part of him. “I was very into music as a child and took up playing the clarinet, piano and organ in...
Winter is coming…and so is Game of Thrones and Medieval History. Have you taken a 23andMe test to find out about where you come from? Do you know someone who struggles with addiction or substance abuse? How well acquainted are you with Don Quixote? These are just a few of the themes honors students will...
Nandini Patel came to NIU School of Nursing to gain real-world experience that would prepare her for a successful career in nursing. Being a student during a pandemic doesn’t change that. “As nurses we will soon be in the trenches so to speak, with COVID-19 and other diseases,” Patel said. “The more hands-on learning we...
The sculpture area of the NIU School of Art and Design is hosting a virtual Zoom presentation by visiting artist Heather Mekkelson, Thursday, October 8 at 5 p.m. Mekkelson is a sculptor and installation artist based in Chicago. She has had several solo exhibitions at chicago galleries such as 65GRAND, 4th Ward Project Space and STANDARD....
This summer, NIU’s Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development (OERD) coordinated with community and campus partners to respond to the needs of small businesses and nonprofits during the COVID crisis. The result was 40TUDE Business and 40TUDE Nonprofit. “40TUDE is community/university engagement at its finest,” says Jennifer Groce, NIU director of community promotions and...
As the initial dust of COVID-19 settled in the spring, Laurie Elish-Piper and David Walker began mulling what the virus meant for the near future of the college’s signature hands-on learning programs. “It became pretty apparent that our entire Educate and Engage series, from local to U.S. to global, was likely going to go online and was not going to be...
Domestic violence affects both women and men, of every race, religion, socio-economic status, culture and sexual identity. And it happens right here, right now, in communities and college campuses throughout the world. Let’s do something about it. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month-long opportunity to raise awareness and give voice to a subject...
For more than 10 years, Northern Illinois University’s STEM Fest has introduced thousands of visitors of all ages to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. After last year’s record-breaking 8,200 visitors, the NIU STEAM team is looking forward to making STEM Fest 2020 better than ever. And they’re embracing the challenge of bringing...
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