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A new program to coordinate social services for individuals and families that began in Rockford has been recognized as a “Bright Idea” in American government. That distinction was awarded by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The recognition places the program on a list...
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The Northern Illinois men’s golf team finished in seventh place after rain washed away today’s final round of the CSU/Telich Sun Life Financial Golf Invitational. The final tally left NIU (604, +36) a stroke ahead of Loyola-Chicago for seventh place in the field of 15. The finish gives the Huskies three consecutive top 10s after a...
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When most people think of college rankings lists, they think only of the 600-pound gorilla of that category — the list published by U.S. News and World Report. However, when it comes to ranking institutions as numerous and as varied as colleges and universities, one size hardly fits all. “The mission at Princeton is different...
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A Presidential Engagement Professorship and three other initiatives represent the newest activities related to the Engaged University designation awarded to NIU last year by the Carnegie Foundation. The Engagement Professorship joins two other presidential awards for senior NIU faculty: the Presidential Research Professorship and the Presidential Teaching Professorship. Other Fall 2010 engagement activities include an...
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“De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program” (LAP) invites Latinas students to the Latino Resource Center smart classroom from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. LAP is dedicated to providing Latina students with the space to engage in meaningful conversations about cultural and gender awareness along with promoting programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster...
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In 1990, Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Since its inception, advocates have used this week to highlight the importance of mental health.  As October begins, NIU’s Counseling and Student Development Center wants to remind the NIU community of its services. The center provides services that are completely confidential and...
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NIU’s Kathi Bennett era took another step forward Monday as the women’s basketball team had its first practice under the Huskies’ new coach. Bennett put the team through the paces for just over two hours, much of which surrounded developing her new team’s identity. “Overall I was pleased; I thought we had pretty good intensity,” Bennett...
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Northern Illinois University quarterback Chandler Harnish was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week Monday after throwing for a season high 281 yards and tying his career-high with three touchdown passes in NIU’s 50-14 victory over Akron. Harnish completed 80 percent (16-for-20) of his passes against the Zips to become the...
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NIU’s Alumni Association has announced the election of new members to its board of directors and executive committee. The new board members are Wheeler G. Coleman, vice president and chief technology officer at Health Care Service Corporation; Linda J. Deering, executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief nursing officer at Sherman Health; Robert J....
Lauren Wicinski
The nation’s top freshman in kills and aces continues to pile up honors. For the third time already this season, outside hitter Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was named Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week, announced the league on Monday.  Wicinski was already the first NIU volleyball player to win the award twice...