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Things just got more fashionable at NIU. From up-to-date business casual styles to current fall trends, visitors to Wirtz Hall will be inspired by the window displays that have been decorated in a “Fall in Love with Fashion” theme. “In the Fashion Merchandising field, Visual Merchandising is a popular career choice upon graduation,” said MaryAnn...
NIU College of Business Dean Balaji Rajagopalan is pleased to announce a new home for the college’s Chicago-based, one-year MBA program. Since the beginning of fall 2021, the program has been housed in residence within MATTER, a global health care incubator located in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The new location, along with the collaborative arrangement, provide expanded hands-on learning opportunities for NIU MBA students through MATTER’s global health care startup...
Growing up in Schaumburg, Illinois, Tim McGill always liked the weather. In fact, while most people were hiding from severe storms in their basement, McGill often found himself glued to the windows or outside getting a front-row seat to Mother Nature’s beauty. “Somewhere there is an old eight-millimeter film of me riding a bike up...
A full season of live theater and dance productions returns to NIU this year, as the School of Theatre and Dance welcomes back audiences to the theaters in the Stevens Building on the main campus. From classics like Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, new adaptions of Three Sisters, Edward II, RUR, The Conference of the Birds adapted from Attar’s epic poem, to newer offerings...
Laurie Elish-Piper Principals, Laurie Elish-Piper said, are the hearts of their schools. Their confidence in the ideas and abilities of teachers empowers those teachers to do their best work, she said. Their leadership in our schools forges the backbone of a democratic society, preparing young people “not only for the world that exists now but for the...
The NIU Alumni Association’s Experience NIU series continues on Thursday, Sept. 30, as 2021 NIUAA Distinguished Alumni Award winner and Zoom President of Product and Engineering Velchamy Sankarlingam, M.S. ’90, will offer his insights and expertise, including how he helped maintain and increase the company’s operations during the pandemic. This free event starts at 6 p.m. in...
Eleven NIU faculty members have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the new Emerging Faculty Leaders Program, which aims to bolster leadership capacity across campus. The Provost’s Office earlier this fall launched the initiative, led by Alicia Schatteman, director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and an associate professor of...
Fourteen NIU College of Education students will travel to Kenya and Tanzania in 2022 for a personal immersion to understand the challenges of not only learning another language but learning in it. Pending COVID restrictions at the time, the new Educate Global experience in East Africa will transport seven undergraduate teacher-licensure candidates and seven graduate students who are already...
NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) doctoral student, Alexis Briley, was selected as the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2021 Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship. The award includes $10,000 to be used for the 2021-2022 academic year. “I was so excited to learn that I was selected to receive...
NIU Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) Assistant Professor Jaejin Hwang, Ph.D. recently published a book that helps readers communicate the concepts of quality control by applying the skill of storytelling with the data analytics and visualization software Tableau. The book entitled, “Data Analytics and Visualization in Quality Analysis using Tableau” that he co-authored with Youngjin Yoon, takes readers...
Huskies are Reunited, and It Feels So Good! Be a part of a fun new tradition with our Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, on Saturday. Oct. 2. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join NIU mascot Mission while enjoying brunch in front of historic and picturesque Altgeld Hall on College...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, together with the Center for Black Studies, the College of Law and Delta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. proudly welcome noted civil rights leader and attorney Ben Crump as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 7 p.m. CST Sept. 22. The...
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