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Christen Young’s recipe is simple. Take a team of talented students and a creative menu, add the freshest ingredients along with thoughtful presentation, and offer it to campus diners at a fair price. “I have really enjoyed all of the meals so far,” said Young, who plans to graduate in May with a degree in...
Wind flows a lot like water, according to NIU Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nicholas Pohlman. “The same fluid mechanics applies to hydro power that has been used since the 18th century, just with a lower density, intermittently available resource,” he says. In other words, harnessing the kinetic energy of wind to create electricity relies...
The final installment of NIU’s 125 Key Moments project has been released, bringing the university’s history up to the present day. Chapter 12 includes celebrations of faculty excellence, prestigious national awards, an appearance in a major football bowl game, plans for a new research center and two new presidents, among other important developments. It also...
For Jermaine Stegall, composing the music for the long-awaited sequel to the Eddie Murphy hit movie “Coming To America” came with a set of challenges, seen and unforeseen, but the final product reflects a film where music is as much of a character as any of the recognizable faces on the screen. Stegall is a...
DePaul Alum, Arizona State Assistant is 29th Man to Lead Huskie Program Rashon Burno, who has spent the last six seasons at Arizona State, including the last five as associate head coach, was announced as the new Northern Illinois University men’s basketball head coach by NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier...
Emma Colby doesn’t shy away from a friendly competition. So when the Speech-Language Pathology grad student was asked to be part of NIU’s College Bowl team, she didn’t hesitate. “I love a good trivia event, so this was right up my alley,” said Colby, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders. “Our team...
When Dr. Carla Montgomery passed away on Feb. 1, she left a legacy that can never be erased. “We are heartbroken to learn of Dr. Montgomery’s passing,” said Catherine Squires, Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the NIU Foundation. “Carla’s selfless dedication to the causes she held dear will resound for...
Internationally renowned aviation attorney Kenneth Quinn (FINA ’82) will serve as the keynote presenter for the NIU College of Business BELIEF Week spring 2021. Quinn is currently principal at International Aviation Law PLLC, which specializes in aviation, aerospace, transportation and unmanned aircraft systems. He has been instrumental in shaping the regulations on aviation and flight safety and has counseled aviation leaders before, during and after crises: including building internal cultures that manage risk and developing relationships...
Dawn Brown was recently elected as the Director of Clinical Education representative to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s (ACAPT) newly established National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (NEDI) Commission. “Being elected as part of this commission means that I have an opportunity to lend my voice and abilities to creating not only awareness, but...
While February’s snowpack is melting away, we likely still have some winter weather ahead, so it’s important to be aware of weather hazards once we step foot outside. Here are some tips and resources to keep your winter incident-free. Snow, ice, and cold temperatures present a variety of hazards the most common of which are...
In the fall of 2021, NIU’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) was one of the many programs that switched to an online meeting format to keep members safe during COVID. The LLI organizers were well aware of the risk the virus presented. They also knew that the chance to connect with peers and continue learning about...
The November general election may be over, but the work of NIU’s Democracy Challenge committee continues as the local election cycle is underway. To encourage Huskies to remain engaged in the democratic process, the committee has planned three virtual panel discussions that will explore a range of topics related to local elections and government. “Local...
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