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Students are invited to SHARE their voices and participate in the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Survey through April 10, 2021. SHARE is a campus climate survey that is a “tool NIU uses to engage students who can provide insight into their attitudes, experiences and behaviors,” said Rose M. J. Henton, Director of...
As NIU’s spring election season heads toward the virtual voting booth next week, Student Government Association leaders are encouraging Huskies to engage in the democratic process. Students can vote on Huskie Link on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31. There’s still time to get to know the Huskies running for SGA, with an Executive...
When NIU Biology Professor Holly Jones was awarded a $703,000 National Science Foundation Grant to study prairie restoration on a half-acre site north of the NIU Convocation Center, she and her colleague Melissa Lenczewski (a professor of geology) immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration. “We immediately asked, ‘Has anybody ever looked at the groundwater when...
Innovative technology will be on display again this year at the annual Senior Design Demonstration Day. The virtual event hosted by NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) will be held Friday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m. at go.niu.edu/seniordesign. Visitors to the website will be able to interact by live video chat with 72 student teams to learn about their innovative senior design projects.  Senior Design is a two-semester course and the pinnacle learning experience in an...
NIU STEM Read is known for mind-blowing field trips that use games to bring to life the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts behind popular fiction books. In a normal year, each field trip would gather 400 to 1,000 students in a ballroom, gym or even the convocation center to design costumes, practice their...
Binal Amin is taking what she’s learned in the classroom and applying it in real-world situations to make a difference in the community. Amin is one of more than 30 public health students who have volunteered to assist at the COVID-19 mass vaccinations clinics hosted by the Kane County Health Department. “I was fortunate to...
Patient safety, healthcare technology and lessons learned from COVID-19 related to biomedical manufacturing and emergency use authorization are the stimulating and timely topics to be discussed at NIU’s first annual Biomedical Engineering Society’s Medical Device Forum Series. The events will be held in three virtual sessions this spring and summer, hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)...
King Chung, NIU professor of Audiology, was recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as the recipient of the 2020 Humanitarian Award for her significant contributions to humanitarian research and services.  Chung will accept the Humanitarian Award during the Academy’s virtual meeting in April 2021. “I am thrilled to receive the Humanitarian Award, which really belongs to all my international collaborators, my...
Over the last year, COVID-19 has resulted in more and more people seeking information online. Yet, not all website are user-friendly or contain the most relevant information for visitors. A new collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) and University Honors Program at Northern Illinois University allows nonprofit organizations to receive feedback about their website from Honors students...
Hollie Rodriguez knows the important role a mentor can play in a student’s educational experience. “I had a handful of informal mentors from all over campus,” said Rodriguez, who graduated from NIU in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in English. “Mentors in Career Services, from my major program, and even my work-study job made a...
Report includes economic impact of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 DeKalb County has a robust nonprofit sector employing seven percent of the total workforce. Yet, COVID-19 has had a noticeable financial impact with nearly 82 percent saying they have had to cancel fundraising events due to the pandemic. A new study explores nonprofit organizations...
Four-one-hundred-thousandths of a second. That’s the daily rate of progress sprinter Usain Bolt made between the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games in improving his already-record-setting time. Not much, P.J. Fleck told his online audience March 3 during his Spring 2021 Educator in Residence keynote address. But those minuscule and gradual gains paid off for Bolt in a huge way, the...
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