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NIU’s Student Government Association kicks off spring elections this week with an equity-minded transformation of Senate representation options for Huskies. Students can run to hold SGA positions in either the Executive or Legislative branches — including president, vice president, treasurer, student trustee and senators. Votes will be cast on HuskieLink between Tuesday, March 30 and...
Brian Caputo, M.P.A. ’99, Ph.D. ’15, is not one to hop from job to job. He likes to settle in somewhere for the long haul and make a difference. In his second year as President of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, he has big plans for the institution—plans that will take years to unfold....
When Joe Flynn first heard about the “Hateful Things” traveling exhibition from Ferris State University, he immediately thought that it would be an interesting exhibit for the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU. During the two years that it took to finalize an agreement, he learned more about the exhibit and became more excited about...
As the population increases across the globe, the demand for energy also increases, as does the need to find renewable forms of energy and reduce the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels. According to estimates, if the world does not do more to convert to the use of renewable energy sources, the world may deplete its...
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) is excited to announce that for the third consecutive year its ranking increased in the category for undergraduate engineering programs without a doctorate program as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. CEET increased to 33rd out of 220 schools for 2021, which is up from 38th...
Members of the NIU Women’s Soccer team are honing their skills off the field thanks to an innovative JobsPLUS pilot program. During a semester-long experience, 30 student athletes and three coaches are teaming up to learn more about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. “Actively building community that celebrates diversity and inclusion is a passion...
There’s an impressive new faculty award on campus. NIU’s Excellence in Online Teaching Award both encourages and honors outstanding online and hybrid teaching. Beginning this semester, one to three award recipients will be recognized annually for their commitment to excellence in online teaching, course development and student engagement. The honor will become a permanent fixture...
Online graduate programs in the NIU College of Education are celebrating their 10th consecutive year of high acclaim from U.S. News & World Report. The College of Education is ranked 21, placing in the top 10% of the 296 institutions assessed with an overall score of 91 out of 100. NIU bests all Mid-American Conference schools –...
The Northwestern University research team behind a free self-care app is recruiting Black men from Northern Illinois University’s undergraduate student body for a new study. Kofoworola Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) in the Department of Preventive Medicine through Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, is spearheading the...
As NIU welcomes new and returning students to campus for spring semester, the Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE), is asking for assistance in ensuring that all new students and returning students complete the Student Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention Training. The training, which is mandated by both the state and federal...
The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion launched a new award this year to honor the person who founded the NIU Inclusion Reception. The event, now known as the Richard A. Flournory Homecoming Inclusion Reception occurs each October and brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members for an inclusive celebration. The new...
Northern Illinois University reported stable enrollment numbers for the spring of 2021 despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. The spring 10-day census showed a 1.3% dip in total enrollment compared to the spring of 2020. “Considering the extraordinary circumstances of the past year, this is impressive, and it is...
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