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Flying high for the first time at the Holmes Student Center, two Progress LGBTQ+ Pride Flags symbolize more than NIU’s celebration of diversity in all its forms. They are a visual reminder of continued work to ensure the retention and persistence of LGBTQ+ Huskies. Individuals are encouraged to take pictures with the flags—on display through...
Huskie Pride has a way of going viral. Look at Matthew Angela, ’84. He may be just one alumnus, but as a digital ambassador for several NIU initiatives, he has garnered more than 170,000 social media impressions and 2,000 clicks and has helped to raise $65,000 for NIU over the past two years.  “Matt is...
John Newquist, an occupational safety and health instructor with NIU Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), wants people to know that amputations happen all too regularly due to workplace injuries, but they don’t have to. “The machine guarding standards from OSHA have been out for about fifty years, but we’re still seeing probably 5,000 amputations a...
It was Starr Chase’s passion for helping people that led her to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Human Development and Family Studies at NIU. “I don’t know if I really appreciated how good of an education I had from the program until I had graduated,” said Chase, who graduated in 2015 with a master’s...
Graduate student Lillian Lueck has struck gold. Lueck just returned to the Nevada Gold Mines as part of an extended work opportunity. There, her days begin around 5 a.m. when she carpools with her team to an active gold mine. While other members of the exploration team create drilling plans, Lueck sorts through the drilled...
To help protect your home community as well as NIU’s, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Health Department and NIU are partnering to offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing from Monday, Nov. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 18, for any students, faculty, staff members or DeKalb County residents who want to be tested prior...
Huskies headed into the end of the semester can give themselves an easy boost in wellbeing by using a free self-care and stress management app. IntelliCare for College Students was developed through a partnership between a research team from Northwestern University and Counseling and Consultation Services, as well as students from both Northern Illinois University...
Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Jamie Forbeck Jamie Forbeck always had a passion for science. But it took a near-tragedy her first semester of college to make her realize her career path. Forbeck, a senior from Princeton, Illinois, is studying medical laboratory sciences. She hopes to work in a hospital and help...
Dara Little, assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs at NIU, has been elected to the board of directors for the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International. SRA International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from over 40 countries....
Northern Illinois University has been selected for inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Global Universities for 2021. NIU is one of only 10 institutions selected from the state of Illinois. According to U.S. News, the seventh annual rankings focus specifically on academic research and overall reputation of schools, rather than separating...
Dave Rich, a 2019 graduate of NIU’s School of Nursing, was recently named Advocate Sherman Hospital’s 2020 Nurse of the Year in the direct caregiver category. “David is an amazing nurse and student,” said NIU Presidential Teaching Professor, Jeanette Rossetti. “When I got the news that he won this award, I wasn’t surprised. There is...
Like millions of children, Krystyanna Joseph grew up watching SpongeBob Squarepants. Thanks to NIU scholarship donors, the next generation of children may grow up watching characters Joseph creates. Joseph is a sophomore studying both visual communications and time arts. One day, she will be either a graphic designer or an animator. “Because I have two...
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