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Huskies never quit. That couldn’t be more true for industrial and systems engineering major Samantha McEnery who has been busy during the pandemic designing a business with her sister. In between studying and working at her internship, Samantha and her sister Keely created a business called “Easter Eggers”. For a fee, they will stuff plastic...
When Terros Dilworth was considering a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, he researched available programs and talked to people he trusted. “A lot of my co-workers went to Northern Illinois University and they all had good things to say about the program,” said Dilworth, who is currently a Medical Laboratory Scientist for Hematology at Northwestern...
In more than 12 years at NIU, Debra Miller, the outgoing Director of the Disability Resource Center has seen a lot of dramatic, positive changes in how the university supports students with disabilities. Her accomplishments, and those of the center under her leadership, are reflected in her selection as this year’s winner of the Presidential...
Students are invited to SHARE their voices and participate in the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Survey through April 10, 2021. SHARE is a campus climate survey that is a “tool NIU uses to engage students who can provide insight into their attitudes, experiences and behaviors,” said Rose M. J. Henton, Director of...
As NIU’s spring election season heads toward the virtual voting booth next week, Student Government Association leaders are encouraging Huskies to engage in the democratic process. Students can vote on Huskie Link on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31. There’s still time to get to know the Huskies running for SGA, with an Executive...
When NIU Biology Professor Holly Jones was awarded a $703,000 National Science Foundation Grant to study prairie restoration on a half-acre site north of the NIU Convocation Center, she and her colleague Melissa Lenczewski (a professor of geology) immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration. “We immediately asked, ‘Has anybody ever looked at the groundwater when...
Innovative technology will be on display again this year at the annual Senior Design Demonstration Day. The virtual event hosted by NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) will be held Friday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m. at go.niu.edu/seniordesign. Visitors to the website will be able to interact by live video chat with 72 student teams to learn about their innovative senior design projects.  Senior Design is a two-semester course and the pinnacle learning experience in an...
NIU STEM Read is known for mind-blowing field trips that use games to bring to life the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts behind popular fiction books. In a normal year, each field trip would gather 400 to 1,000 students in a ballroom, gym or even the convocation center to design costumes, practice their...
Binal Amin is taking what she’s learned in the classroom and applying it in real-world situations to make a difference in the community. Amin is one of more than 30 public health students who have volunteered to assist at the COVID-19 mass vaccinations clinics hosted by the Kane County Health Department. “I was fortunate to...
Patient safety, healthcare technology and lessons learned from COVID-19 related to biomedical manufacturing and emergency use authorization are the stimulating and timely topics to be discussed at NIU’s first annual Biomedical Engineering Society’s Medical Device Forum Series. The events will be held in three virtual sessions this spring and summer, hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)...
King Chung, NIU professor of Audiology, was recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as the recipient of the 2020 Humanitarian Award for her significant contributions to humanitarian research and services.  Chung will accept the Humanitarian Award during the Academy’s virtual meeting in April 2021. “I am thrilled to receive the Humanitarian Award, which really belongs to all my international collaborators, my...
Over the last year, COVID-19 has resulted in more and more people seeking information online. Yet, not all website are user-friendly or contain the most relevant information for visitors. A new collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) and University Honors Program at Northern Illinois University allows nonprofit organizations to receive feedback about their website from Honors students...
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