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NIU Leaders In Ethics And Academic Discipline (LEAD) students Alison Kramer and Sydney Klunk represented the College of Business at the Eller Ethics Competition. LEAD is a student organization that focuses on ethics in business settings. The Eller Ethics case competition, which hosted more than 20 universities from across the country, took place at the University of Arizona on the weekend of October...
Liz McSpadden, ’10, M.B.A. ’16, says she lives by three principles—grace, grit and gratitude. Now in her mid-thirties and going through her third round of treatments for stage IV breast cancer, it is easy to see why she has needed grit. But her grace and gratitude are the traits that are most impressive, as she...
In March of 2020, the NIU undergraduate mock trial team was ecstatic when it was announced they had taken second place out of 24 teams at the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) tournament at the Kane County Judicial Center in Geneva, Illinois. This earned them a bid to the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) National...
Join the NIU College of Law for the next Race and the Law Conversation on “Cannabis and Restorative Justice” on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. with alumna Toi W. Hutchinson (’14), Senior Advisor to Governor Pritzker on Cannabis Control.  NIU Law Professor Wendy Vaughn will moderate. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CST Register...
We often think of art and science as very different processes. But for NIU art education faculty member Kelly Gross and artist, STEAM teacher and NIU alumnus Jolien Genus, art and science share the same processes of investigation, research and relationship-building. At the next STEM Café, these two artists and educators will present “Artistic Process...
It’s a fact. Huskies are stronger together. When we band together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish, and this year’s “Thousands Strong” day of giving event proved that once again! Northern Illinois University alumni, students, faculty and staff, and friends of the University came together on Nov. 10-11 to celebrate the incredible positive impact NIU...
Jerian Dixon-Evans, a Health Sciences doctoral student in NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS), was recently awarded a $138,000 R36 Dissertation Grant from the National Institute on Aging for her project, “The Impact of Race on Quality of Life of the Aged after Heart Transplant or Destination Therapy Mechanical Support.” Dixon-Evans’ research is...
Katy Saalfeld, senior associate director of NIU Admissions Recruitment and Outreach, was named president-elect of the Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRAO) during the organization’s annual conference held in October. “It’s where the future generations have a space to be heard, get involved and keep our industry moving forward,” Saalfeld said. “Being...
NIU has launched Student Financial Advising Services to help prospective and current Huskies understand and manage the costs of higher education. Led by Anne Hardy, the office employs three full-time financial advisers (including a bilingual representative for Spanish speakers) who currently offer virtual appointments and are available during some evening and weekend hours. Born of...
The proportion of Northern Illinois University students who cast ballots in the presidential election increased to 63.8% in 2020 — a 12.7% difference from 51.1% in 2016. Voting data for NIU was released in October as part of the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLE), conducted annually by the Institute for Democracy &...
Top: Natalie Andzik, Ximena Burgin. Second row: Rachel Donegan, Lindsay Harris. Third row: Chris Hill, Xiaodan Hu. Bottom: David Paige, Emerson Sebastião. Eight NIU College of Education faculty are participating in the Hanover Grant Academy to advance their skills in securing external funding for their scholarship. The academy is a service of Arlington, Va.-based Hanover Research, a global...
If you’ve enjoyed the beauty this fall of NIU’s East Lagoon and Montgomery Woods, the latter of which is home to a pair of great horned owls, you can thank our community of environmentally minded students, faculty, staff and alumni. A portion of the western shoreline of NIU’s iconic East Lagoon, the creek that feeds...
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