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The superior safety tools available through the NIU SAFE App mean that the familiar “Blue Light” call boxes will soon be disappearing from campus. “Today, the best emergency call box you can have, is the cell phone in your hand, with the NIU Safe App on it,” said NIU Acting Chief of Police Darren Mitchell....
NIU’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, adopted in 2019, included a call for the university to identify and pilot innovative financial aid programs. That work is ongoing – and already paying dividends. While NIU celebrates the fifth straight year of growth among incoming freshmen, with that specific enrollment sector climbing by nearly 12% this fall over...
As a new school year begins, with the excitement of being on campus and participating in more in-person events, students new to NIU are met with a bunch of information. Part of this information includes our Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention training program. Required by the state, this online training helps prepare students to navigate...
Among a group of universities leading the charge for diversity, equity and inclusion, NIU has earned national recognition. The university received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...
It took a little while for Tina Thomas, ’76, to get her head in the clouds. Growing up in Danville, Illinois, Thomas led a quiet childhood and became intrigued with biology after being inspired by a high school teacher. And because only certain careers were often earmarked as “women’s jobs” at that time, Thomas’ mother encouraged her...
A live choral concert with a chance for the community to sing-a-long at various points, promises to be a fun-filled afternoon at the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre, September 19 at 3 p.m. “The Big Sing” features local choral ensembles Cor Cantiamo, the Northern Illinois University Concert Choir and the concert choirs from DeKalb High School...
NIU’s Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program was recently granted continued accreditation for the next 10 years from the National Accrediting Agency for  Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). “NAACLS is the premier accrediting agency both domestically and internationally for Medical Laboratory Sciences and other healthcare programs,” said Jeanne Isabel, chair, NIU School of Health Studies. “The process...
As much as the size of NIU’s 2021 freshman class is notable, so are the many characteristics that make up this new class of Huskies. This fall’s freshman class has the second highest high school GPA average among entering freshman in more than a decade at NIU. The university also welcomed the most diverse freshman...
Natalja Yatsuka isn’t a clinician, but she’s helping visitors at NIU’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The artist and owner of NataljasArt Studio in Milwaukee recently made a generous donation that’s now displayed at the on-campus clinic. “The biggest reason I wanted to donate (this piece of art to) NIU was to make the clinic more colorful and...
NIU’s Unity Walk returns for its seventh year Tuesday, Sept. 21 — calling all Huskies and members of the larger community to come together in support of positive change. This year, the event is interwoven with the approaching one-year anniversary of the Belonging initiative ongoing as a partnership between NIU and the cities of DeKalb...
The new leaders of shared governance at NIU want to ensure that all voices get heard in campus decision-making. Each believes strongly in shared governance and its importance at NIU, especially at a time of transition amid challenges created by the global pandemic. “We’re trying to make a comfortable and safe transition back to working...
To Samantha McCarron, NIU is home. In her new role as director of NIU’s Financial Aid, she wants to help students and families feel the same way. “My big goal is to demystify financial aid and make it more relatable, understandable and approachable,” she said. Earning her master’s degree at NIU, McCarron has worked on...
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