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President Dr. Lisa Freeman has launched a task force aimed at revitalizing Greek Life at NIU. The group, which includes student representatives from all four Greek councils on campus, alumni of the Greek community, NIU administrators and a DeKalb community representative, will spend much of this year examining the current state of Greek Life and...
  Geraldine Heng, an award-winning author will present “What’s Religion Got to Do with It? Seeing, Reading, Teaching Race in the European Middle Ages” during the Department of History’s annual Lincoln Lecture, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 virtually via Zoom. Advanced registration is required. Go to http://go.niu.edu/Lincoln-Lecture-RSVP to request a link to the...
Northern Illinois University is dedicated to experiential learning. In fact, it is a key tenet in the University’s mission statement: to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world. One unique and often...
Three weeks into the Fall 2021 semester, NIU will bring Huskie families back to campus for a full weekend of activities with their students. Family Weekend, running Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12, will offer events across campus and beyond. Participants are encouraged to register and receive updates. Organized by NIU’s Division of Student Affairs, the...
To strengthen small to mid-sized manufacturing companies in Illinois, Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) have received a grant to develop and adopt Industry 4.0 technologies that will strengthen and maintain national and international competitiveness in a cost-effective manner for Illinois manufacturers. The grant, from the Association of...
Anyone who has attended a recital at the NIU School of Music in the last 40 years has had the opportunity to sit in an iconic Herman Miller Eames chair. Now, you have the opportunity to own one (or more) of those chairs. The School of Music has replaced the chairs as part of an ongoing...
The NIU Board of Trustees approved a plan at its special meeting on Aug. 26, to contract with RR Donnelley for the university’s printing needs. One of the nation’s largest printers, RR Donnelley already handles many largescale printing jobs for NIU. The company successfully works with colleges and universities across the country and has established...
Nathan Lupstein, ’16, has found his ideal role as part of Google’s University Programs. As a teenager in Aurora, Illinois, Nathan Lupstein took a creative approach to his surroundings, applying critical thinking and making up his own mind about what he wanted to learn. “Especially in adolescence, I wrote poetry and music extensively as a...
Dean Lynda Ransdell of NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) announced the winners of the 2021 Awards for Excellence in teaching, diversity and service during the all-college meeting held Aug. 16 in Wirtz Hall auditorium. Sherrill Morris, Jane Rose Njue, and Cristan Sabio were each recognized for their significant contributions and named as this year’s...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition Refuge and Refugee as well as The Art of Surviving: The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois organized by the Center for Burma Studies at NIU opens in the Art Museum’s Altgeld Hall galleries Tuesday, August 24 and runs through November 12. The exhibitions examine refugee experiences through recreations of home,...
An all-star lineup of speakers is planned for NIU’s new series of Innovation Conversations, which launched last spring and brings in high-level experts to discuss sustainable food systems. “Food systems affect everybody—we all eat,” says Bryan Flower, assistant director of food systems innovation for NIU’s Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS). “It’s time to start...
The annual Campus Meets Community Block Party is back! It will take place on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Commons and is free and open to all NIU students, faculty and staff. The Block Party is a chance for local businesses and nonprofits to welcome the...
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