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Northern Illinois fans can now get the latest and most up-to-date information on the Huskie football team directly from Head Coach Jerry Kill as NIU and ISP Sports will debut the “Inside Huskie Football” Radio Show on Tuesday, August 31 from 7-8 p.m.  The one-hour show will originate weekly from Fatty’s Pub & Grille (1312...
Judicial Affairs has undergone comprehensive internal and external reviews to examine the program philosophy, student conduct code, function of the Judicial Advisory Board, and educational outcomes for students.  The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management and department of Judicial Affairs staff members have labored for eighteen months to incorporate and integrate review recommendations to...
An outstanding senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is chosen each year to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Lincoln Student Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The NIU Student Laureate should have an NIU grade point average of 3.5...
Syrian-born Kareem Roustom, an award-winning composer, is coming to the NIU School of Music for a two-day residency program Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Arab Near East and trained in Western music, Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging...
After losing just one set in its first three matches of the 2010 season, including a sweep of South Dakota to start the day, the Northern Illinois volleyball team found itself in a dog fight to claim the NIU Invitational crown over the College of Charleston with an thrilling five-set victory Saturday at Victor E....
Students new to NIU have enjoyed a wide variety of activities during their first week on campus. The Huskie Bash, a bonfire, a luau and ice cream socials are just a few of the events that have helped new students get acclimated to the fun and excitement of campus life.  On Thursday, many NIU students ventured off campus and into the local community for Huskies...
NIU’s volleyball team begins its 2010 campaign this weekend with the annual NIU Invitational, hosting Chicago State, College of Charleston, Oakland, and South Dakota. Over the course of Friday and Saturday, 10 matches — five each day — will be played at Victor E. Court.  The tournament started at 10 a.m. today with South Dakota-College of Charleston,...
Trained by experts at NIU, community organizers from a conflict-torn region of the southern Philippines are now teaching their neighbors to look at the bigger picture, resolve differences peacefully and be more active in mainstream society. The activists participated in a three-week summer workshop led by NIU faculty who have expertise in conflict resolution and...
NIU’s women’s soccer team will begin its first full weekend of regular season competition Friday. The Huskies travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the University of Iowa in a 7 p.m. contest at the inaugural Iowa Tournament. Competition at the tournament will continue Sunday, Aug. 29, when NIU faces Northern Iowa in an 11...
The fall 2010 issue of Northern Now celebrates the successful completion of True North, NIU’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. In true NIU style, alumni and friends came forward to exceed the campaign’s $150 million goal with more than $160 million in gifts to the university. Read also about NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan, president of Paramadina...
NIU’s Office of Assessment Services has posted the Fall 2010 issue of Toolkit, its quarterly “nuts and bolts” e-newsletter. Toolkit is specifically designed to assist the NIU community with practical assessment issues in a user-friendly format. This issue highlights findings from the recent alumni survey of baccalaureate graduates from 2000, nine years after their graduation...
Robert Sorsby, NIU’s new student trustee, was sworn in Thursday morning before the meeting of the Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees. Sorsby, whose term officially began July 1, is a senior who expects to graduate next May with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a minor...