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History Professor Emma Kuby has a new book out that sheds light on the history of efforts by political survivors after 1945 to end concentration camps during the Cold War. Kuby will deliver a talk on the book, entitled Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945 (Cornell...
The Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities (PCPD) makes recommendations to President Lisa C. Freeman regarding the needs of people with disabilities. The commission meets each month during the academic year to discuss current events and plan activities that elevate the awareness of important issues affecting students, staff and faculty members with disabilities. “Our mission is...
NIU President Lisa Freeman has five Presidential Commissions in place to advise her on the issues that relate to many diverse groups on campus. Each spring, the Office of the President invites nominations and self-nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the presidential commissions. Commission appointments are made during the summer with terms...
Educate Global travelers return with eyes open to classroom diversity After 14 hours in the air, there was obviously no need to tell Marcus Lewis that he wasn’t in DeKalb anymore. Yet his first steps off the plane into a nearly empty airport in China, with none of the crowded hustle and bustle of O’Hare...
The third annual NIU Arts Convocation showcased student talent in three schools and two locations all in one night.  The event, designed as a way to expose students and community members to the great work and talent of students in the Schools of Art and Design, Music and Theatre and Dance, started in the Music...
More than 250 students got their groove on Feb. 23 during the fifth-annual NIU Dance Marathon held at the Student Recreation Center. Armed with enthusiasm and their best dance moves, Huskies raised more than $30,500 for kids who receive treatment at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. “It doesn’t matter what major...
Summer and fall may seem eons away but that’s not the case when it comes to signing up for classes at Northern Illinois University. “We want to help students keep their education on track, and one of the best ways they can do this is by registering for classes early,” Renique Kersh, associate vice provost...
NIU Law professor, Lisa Jensen, was recently selected as the new magistrate judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Jensen will fill the newly-added magistrate judge position in the Western Division in Rockford. She is the first woman to serve as a judicial officer in the court’s Western Division. “We weren’t really surprised to learn...
Whoever said nothing in life is free isn’t familiar with an NIU perk that’s available right here on campus.  For nearly three decades, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Training Center has been a source of support to NIU employees, their families and retirees of the university – all at no cost.   “We encourage employees...
Major: Mechanical Engineering (graduation anticipated from RVC Spring 2019; NIU Spring 2021) NIU Engineering at RVC program Internship: Accuride, September 2017 – December 2018; Woodward, December 2018 – present Hometown: Rockford, IL High School: Boylan What drew you to engineering? My cousin Tadd works in Abu Dhabi as a civil engineer. He was the first...
Organizers of the Professor Jean W. Pierce Educational Studies Colloquium Series are hoping to expand the audience across campus. Daryl Dugas and Kelly Summers, members of the faculty in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, have scheduled faculty from both the College of Education and across campus for this spring’s presentations. Meanwhile, in another change, those...
Thomas Bough, Professor of Music, Director of Bands, and Wind Symphony Conductor at Northern Illinois University is presenting six different sessions at state music education association events around the country early this year. Bough presented “Adulting 201: Stuff (Young) Music Educators Need to Know” at the 2019 Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, January...
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