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Northern Illinois University reported stable enrollment numbers for the spring of 2021 despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. The spring 10-day census showed a 1.3% dip in total enrollment compared to the spring of 2020. “Considering the extraordinary circumstances of the past year, this is impressive, and it is...
Career Services has embraced the virtual world with vigor, and Huskies are encouraged to take a closer look at all the program has to offer. Virtual career fairs and workshops. Individualized online appointments and counseling. A wide range of self-serve resources. New and returning students have access to anything and everything they need for each...
Huskies who want to skip lines at Northern Illinois University’s on-campus restaurants can order ahead for pickup using the Grubhub app. Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels in Founders Memorial Library and Starbucks, The Grill at Huskie Den and QDOBA in the Holmes Student Center are fulfilling paid pre-orders. Campus Dining Services implemented the partnership...
For the fourth year in a row, the NIU College of Business ranks among the nation’s elite in the Poets&Quants For Undergrads survey of best business programs. The publication’s 2021 survey places the college at no. 77, two positions higher than last year. The college also ranks no. 30 for best overall academic experience. “The NIU College of...
George Spencer, Ph.D., former chair and director of graduate studies of Department of History, died on Jan. 19. After earning his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, he began his long tenure at NIU in the history department. While he was trained extensively in east and Southeast Asian history, he...
The way Huskies meet and work may have changed while we are Protecting the Pack, but #HuskiePride has not. Make a statement at your next online meeting with the latest NIU–inspired Zoom and Teams backgrounds.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members can connect to NIU and show their Huskie Pride with a few simple...
Talk about an attention grabber. Of the 3.4 million scholarly articles tracked in 2020 for the amount of attention and discussion they generated, research on voting led by NIU political scientist Scot Schraufnagel clocked in at No. 80. The list was compiled by Altmetric, a company that tracks and analyzes the online activity around scholarly...
Databases of Northern Illinois University’s fall 2020 graduates and outstanding students are now available at niu.edu. The graduation, dean’s and academic excellence lists are searchable by last name, city or ZIP code. NIU started distributing the lists in a new format last year, making Huskie accomplishments more shareable. Proud loved ones can post the lists...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $32.8 million in grants to support 213 humanities projects in 44 states, including a research Fellowship for Sinclair Bell, Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University, to research the visual and material evidence of race and ethnicity in the Roman Empire (c. 100 BCE-200 CE). Sinclair Bell, Professor of...
As program and business development manager at Engie Services – North America, Carolyn Kiesner is fulfilling a promise she made to herself over 10 years ago. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in 2007, she found real-world experience working first in sales engineering and then in...
As the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden approaches, and one of the most contested elections in American history comes to a close, it is important to recognize that, in our country’s 245 years, very few presidential transitions have been as turbulent as 2020’s. “In large part, peaceful transitions of presidential power are all we...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the NIU Art Museum are thrilled to announce the Friends of NIU Art Museum Endowment Fund. This new Designated Fund provides annual financial support to the NIU Art Museum to further their mission of serving campus and community by balancing traditional and contemporary art to explore connections through visual culture. The Fund...
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