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Dan Klefsted of WNIJ radio invited me to have a beer with him one afternoon. We met at Twin Taps in DeKalb, and he had a proposal.
NIU-branded water bottle
H2O 2Go is a campaign with goals of passing out reusable water bottles to students, installing water bottle refill stations (hydration stations) and reducing the reliance on disposable plastic water bottles.
Chicago skyline
Leaders of the Save Chicago Campaign have exciting news. On behalf of our organization, we are thrilled to announce that we will be changing our name to The Remember Project (formerly Save Chicago). The Remember Project (established Aug. 24, 2013) is a non-profit organization that provides unique opportunities for college students to volunteer in the...
Eric A. Weldy
This Friday, July 25, we will be hosting approximately 2,000 VIPs on campus…potential new Huskies and their families. The Northern Illinois University Summer Open House takes place mainly in Holmes Student Center, but a campus scavenger hunt is also planned, so no matter where you work, you may see these families around campus.  Studies show that...
Huskie Stadium
Hello Huskies! Today, many Huskie fans, alumni, season ticket holders and donors will be receiving an e-mail from NIU Athletics which contains a link to a survey regarding future seating areas at Huskie Stadium. This survey was put together by our staff along with AECOM Sport + Venue, the architectural firm we are working with...
by Randiss Hopkins The Save Chicago Campaign got a big boost in May, when NIU President Doug Baker called me to his office to tell me that he had spoken with the Kristin Barrett, vice-president of the 1871,a Chicago-based incubator for entrepreneurs, and that she wanted to learn more about our campaign. Just a few days later, I toured...
By Annie Oelschlager and Tiffany Arnold The Historic Scenic Collection, held in Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library, contains intriguing documentation, photos, blueprints, and advertisements of the Chicago Lyric Opera dating back to the early 1900s. This collection is an amazing 163 linear feet of materials, spanning an entire century of...
Liam Teague
Liam Teague, head of steelpan studies and an associate professor in the NIU School of Music, was named the 2014 Laureate in Arts and Letters by the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards For Excellence. Here is the speech Teague gave May 10 at the Trinidad & Tobago’s National Academy of the Performing Arts. It has...
Sean Frazier
Hello Huskies! What a month!  From league meetings in Phoenix (where I had the chance to talk football scheduling with ADs from around the country), to MAC sessions in Cleveland, where Joe Novak was inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame, to Dallas, where I had a chance to present at the MOAA/Learfield Minority Academy, I’ve...
By Ferald Bryan The most striking building on the Northern Illinois University campus is arguably Altgeld Hall. Most observers admire the stark Tudor Gothic “castle on the hill” without recalling the Illinois governor for whom it is named. The life of John Peter Altgeld is truly an American story and, to paraphrase the words of...
Sean Frazier
Dear NIU Faculty and Staff Member: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics truly appreciates all you do for NIU and our students. Your hard work and dedication mean a great deal to the university, as does your continued support of Huskie Athletics. Much of the classroom success of our student-athletes is the result of the support...
Sean Frazier
Huskie Fans! It was absolutely fantastic to see the turn out at the Huskie Bowl last Saturday! Thank you for your tremendous support of all of our teams. I enjoyed getting the chance to meet and talk with many of you in person. Know that I appreciate your feedback as we work to make improvements...
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