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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...
When Jenna Dooley (then Jenna Wright) first walked into WNIJ as a college freshman, little did she know that she would build a career in public broadcasting, first as a “Morning Edition” host at WUIS-FM in Springfield, Illinois, and later returning to WNIJ as a reporter and news director. She recently garnered recognition – and...
While technical skills can be learned on the job, certain individual traits and interpersonal skills are essential for career growth. Teamwork, communication, accountability, critical thinking and problem-solving are a few of the 10 essential employability competencies identified by the state of Illinois in the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act. But how can these competencies be...
High achieving, low-income NIU students pursuing STEM degrees are encouraged to investigate a unique scholarship opportunity. Now in its third year, the BELONG in STEM scholars program provides selected students with scholarships of up to $5,000 each for as many as three years. The National Science Foundation S-STEM program awarded NIU with a $1 million grant to...
Virtual event, Thousands Strong, to feature students like Morgan Cunningham When she transferred to NIU from Rock Valley College, Morgan Cunningham worried it would be hard to make friends. Three years later, she realizes making friends was the easy part. It is leaving them that will be hard. “I’ve met a lot of really fun...
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