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Join now and receive various pet items, including discounts, from your favorite mascot. It is no secret that Northern Illinois University’s favorite mascot Mission is universally loved among NIU alumni, friends, family and beyond. Now, your very own pets can get in on the Huskie fun, as the NIU Alumni Association has announced the formation...
April is Autism Acceptance Month, an opportunity to spread awareness, promote acceptance and ignite change. NIU’s Autism Caregiver Group is a place where uniqueness is celebrated – not just in April – but every month. The group of NIU faculty and students are dedicated to supporting families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by...
Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata, associate professor in the School of Health Studies, was thrilled to welcome Dr. Chit Wityi Oo from Myanmar to NIU as part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in areas of research including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government and...
Cristian Rojo has a passion for fashion and isn’t going to let the pandemic get in the way of it. “Every spring, the Fashion Industries Organization (FIO) hosts their annual Spring Fashion Show which is sponsored by Kohls,” said Rojo, who is majoring in fashion merchandising and is president of the student-run Fashion Industries Organization....
Professor Emeritus Albert (Al) Resis passed away on March 10, at the age of 99. A noted expert in Russian history, he served as a faculty member of NIU’s History department from 1964 until his retirement in 1992. His research focused on foreign policy, and his many publications included the notable 1988 book Stalin, the...
Students interested in helping individuals and families improve their lives through financial literacy can pursue a new minor being offered starting from fall 2021. The School of Family and Consumer Sciences has added a minor in Financial Counseling which introduces students to the basic principles in personal and family financial management and can lead to...
Heading into Fiscal Year 2021, the task of finding ways to make the workflow at NIU more efficient was added to the list of university goals. Specifically targeted were paper-based processes that have been executed through manually and have the potential to be automated and executed digitally. The need for such efforts was amplified when...
The Office of Information Security generally works behind-the-scenes to ensure that NIU is safe, but they can’t do it alone. “Sometimes people think that all security happens within the Information Security team, and therefore, they don’t have to worry about it,” said Williams, senior director of IT Infrastructure and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in...
Leaders from Northern Illinois University and the City of DeKalb gathered April 13 to express their desire to work together on improving race relations in DeKalb through the soon-to-be-launched Belonging Council. The event at NIU’s Center for Black Studies was motivated by recent instances that made national headlines in Minnesota and Virginia, where people of...
When Nutrition and Dietetics students Rose Donepanya, Dottie Blanchard and Ruby Rivera were tasked with creating a nutrition education lesson, they took it personally. “We are three minority females: Southeast Asian, African American and Hispanic,” said Blanchard. “As minority students, we noticed the lack of inclusion in the curriculum of dietetics, nutrition and wellness.” Not...
In a year filled with breaking news, television stations, radio stations and newspapers across the region have been turning to faculty from Northern Illinois University to help them stay on top of complex stories. Over the past year, tracking by the Office of Institutional Communications found that nearly 60 NIU experts participated in almost 400...
In early February, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning announced a new award to recognize excellence in online teaching. The university community responded to the call by nominating 27 faculty and teaching staff for the new Excellence in Online Teaching Award. The nominees represented 16 academic departments within six colleges. “We have many faculty...
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