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Katy Newton is on a mission to help others lead a healthy life, and she is not letting COVID-19 get in the way. The NIU public health major is one of several student interns working – albeit virtually – to make a difference in the community. “I am working to promote good nutrition in the...
Few freshmen take on an academic research study, on top of a full class load, at the start of their university journey. Even fewer collaborate with a highly respected faculty member in one of the most well-known academic programs in the state and beyond. Then only in rare instances does the experience vault the research...
Earning accolades, NIU continues to be a leader in the area of equitable access for students from diverse backgrounds. University leaders, including NIU President Lisa Freeman, recently joined representatives from 28 community colleges and universities throughout Illinois at a 2020 Virtual Fall Summit hosted by the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative. Themed “Engaging Faculty Champions...
R&D World Magazine has named an innovative discovery first made in an NIU laboratory on campus among the prestigious R&D 100 Awards. Sometimes called the​ “Oscars of Innovation,” R&D 100 Awards honor revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. In August, a research team, led by NIU and the U.S. Department...
Northern Illinois University’s long-time commitment to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable students has helped the university secure nearly $3.5 million in funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. The funding was part of a $108 million federal relief package provided to the state as part of the CARES ACT. Of that...
Awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, two graduate students are carrying on a history of excellence at NIU. The DOE has announced that chemistry student Erik Sarnello and physics student Brianna Stamas, both Ph.D. degree candidates at NIU, are among 52 students from across the nation to be selected for the 2020 Office of...
In her annual State of the University Address, President Lisa C. Freeman praised the NIU community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while charting a future course that builds on Huskie values and continues to embrace change in this period of uncertainty. Noting the extraordinary circumstances of NIU’s 125th anniversary year, the president spent...
Working hard to ensure student retention and success, academic advisors across campus will begin a new virtual training program this December. Advisors always have undergone individual training through their various colleges, departments and programs, but the upcoming Master Advisor Training program represents NIU’s first university-wide instruction. The training is required of all academic advisors. “It’s...
Huskies at all stages in their educational journey can now join a new club focused on creating a welcoming space for aspiring birdwatchers to share a fun hobby. On top of fostering an equitable environment, the students in NIU’s Department of Biological Sciences say the goals of the Inclusive Birding Club are to offer a...
“The pandemic has created a world in which our basic human needs for belonging and connection have been difficult to quench,” says Suzanne Degges-White, chair and professor of counseling and counselor education at NIU. “We’ve had to become accustomed to social distancing, fewer get-togethers and anxiety about the risk of an airborne disease.” However, Degges-White notes...
The Office for Undocumented Student Support and DREAM Action NIU will host the annual fall Undocumented Ally Training on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9:00 a.m. to noon via Zoom. The office and organization offer information and training to those who wish to become allies to undocumented students. By supporting undocumented students, you can help create a...
Madelyn Parrott isn’t letting COVID-19 stop her from making a difference in the community. For the senior in NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, making community connections is more important now than ever before. “This semester has been very difficult for me personally so I can only imagine what the residents of Pine...
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