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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...
Starting Nov. 2, the Huskie Safe Line will have a new name and a new look, but will provide the same safe, secure transportation to those who travel around town between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The service will follow the Huskie Bus Line Route 11. Originating at the Holmes Student Center, the line will...
It turns out that communities that are good for older people are actually good for people of all ages, according to Mim Evans, a senior researcher at the NIU Center for Governmental Studies (CGS). Evans says communities that are designated “age-friendly” are also often called “livable communities” because they provide a healthy and positive environment...
Beverly Henry has been named interim dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) effective Jan. 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. She replaces Dean Derryl Block who will begin a professional development leave Jan. 1 after serving in the role since 2012. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students...
A panel of faculty from the NIU Department of Political Science and the NIU College of Law will hold a roundtable discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 5, via Microsoft Teams, to field questions from the university  community regarding the outcomes of the Nov. 3 elections. “This is an opportunity for members of the community to tap...
NIU’s Counseling and Consultation Services has unified with Student Wellness initiatives on campus — giving Huskies a simpler path to seek support for their wellbeing and mental health through the Division of Student Affairs. With CCS and wellness offerings combined, Associate Vice President Kelly Wesener Michael says Student Affairs will continue to lead NIU in...
Brad Sagarin, professor of psychology, was named a fellow in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  This society, which is the largest in this subfield, is an international organization that focuses on understanding how individual differences and social contexts impact human behavior. “This is quite an honor, recognizing his unique and sustained contributions to...
A world of peace…such is the dream and driving force for Professor Arber Celiku. Celiku is Albanian, a native of North Macedonia and currently a visiting professor at NIU Business. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim Germany, where he graduated with a doctoral degree in German linguistics and international and cross-cultural communications — an area of...
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