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Growing up in Parkersburg, W.V., Adrienne King could see her future everywhere she looked. “My mother was a college professor. She taught at the community college, and when she didn’t have a sitter, she would take my sister and me in the evenings to her night class, and we would sit in the back of...
Today through next week, Northern Illinois University will commemorate the lives lost and the heroism of first responders two decades ago on September 11, 2001. Huskies and the communities around NIU are asked to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and honor the nearly 3,000 people from more than 70 countries who died in the...
As a new school year begins across Illinois and the nation, administrators continue to face a familiar and unwanted challenge. COVID-19 remains among the problems that superintendents, principals and other school district personnel must confront to keep students, teachers, staff and their communities from the virus and its variants. Gov. JB Pritzker has mandated masks...
“Without a solid foundation, it’s hard to build anything,” said Cameron Kielb, who earned his nursing degree in 2015 from NIU. He credits his college education with challenging him to be more than “just okay.” This year, Kielb received the Ambulatory Nurse of the Year Award from Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. Ambulatory care nursing is...
The NIU Communiversity Gardens thrives on its volunteer network of students, faculty, staff and community members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities have been paused for the safety of the NIU community. For the fourth consecutive year, the NIU Communiversity Gardens has received a grant from Tyson Foods sponsored through the Campus Compact. With...
Human behaviors are complicated, messy and sometimes unpredictable. This means social and economic policies often have unanticipated effects, according to John T. Murphy, NIU research associate professor of anthropology and computational engineer at Argonne National Laboratory. Murphy also points out that cities such as Chicago are often studied in isolation, without taking into account their...
Northern Illinois University has become one of the first institutions in the United States to adopt the Okanagan Charter through the U.S. Health Promoting Campuses Network. Signing onto this international effort was a 2021 priority of NIU’s Wellbeing Initiative, which launched in late 2019 as a cross-campus collaboration to holistically support the health of the...
The NIU College of Education has forged a 2+2 partnership with Rock Valley College to smooth the transfer path for future Elementary Education majors. Beginning this fall, the agreement provides RVC students a prescribed, sequential set of general education courses during their first two years in Rockford to put them right on track when they arrive at NIU for...
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...
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