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The number of people in poverty in DuPage County has increased by 149% between 1990 and 2008, according to US Census figures.. A report by Candace King, Senior Research Associate in NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies, describes a sharp increase in the need for services such food assistance, homelessness prevention,  emergency financial assistance, medical care,...
Photo of LGBTQ flag
NIU’s Ally Program is a campuswide initiative designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by creating a visible network of allies to the LGBTQ community. The Ally Program creates opportunities for participants to learn about LGBTQ identity and build connections between the broader campus...
NIU-branded presence on Foursquare
This week, NIU joined the ranks of Harvard, Stanford and Cornell – on Foursquare. NIU’s new branded presence on the site went live Tuesday night, just days before their program for universities was announced. Foursquare is a location-based social networking site, mobile phone application and game. Users can “check in” to venues, share where they are...
Seniors of the Huskie women's soccer team
The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team will wrap up its non-conference schedule with a pair of home contests this weekend when the Huskies host SIU-Edwardsville today and Green Bay come Sunday, Sept. 19. The Cardinal and Black will kick-off the weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex at 4 p.m. today against the...
Bill McCoy
Interestingly enough, this sort of story used to conjure up salacious images in the minds of everyday citizens. We presumed the level of lies, deceit and manipulation was surely beyond that of ordinary people – while such stories figuratively left the taste of “soap” (as in soap opera) in our mouths.
Get a FOID card
The NIU College of Law Second Amendment Society will host a FOID card drive from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. Society members will take individuals’ pictures, have forms available to fill out and mail the applications. E-mail [email protected] for more information.
Season of Water and Ice
Northern Illinois University Press has received several book awards over the past few months. The Midwest Independent Publishers Association announced the winner of the Midwest Book Award in the General Fiction category for 2010 as “Season of Water and Ice” by Donald Lystra. The book, which was published in October 2009 by NIU Press’s fiction...
StAGEs of Transition
In conjunction with the NIU Art Museum exhibition “StAGEs of Transition,” poets and poetry enthusiasts will read their original or favorite poems about aging and stages of life during a poetry recital from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Altgeld Hall Room 315. To register to read, call (815) 753-1936 or e-mail [email protected]
international honor society
NIU’s own Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, is conducting elections to membership in the society, as well as for officers.  Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. As an intergenerational organization, the society recognizes and honors three categories...
NIU Huskies volleyball packs Victor E. Court
In front of a jam-packed, raucous standing room only crowd of 954, the Northern Illinois volleyball team had its 11-match winning streak snapped by Wisconsin, 25-18, 25-19, 25-18, on Tuesday night at Victor E. Court. In a tilt between undefeated teams, the Badgers remained so at 10-0, while the Huskies’ record took their first blemish...
Parade of Flags
Nearly 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 11th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, from the east side of Huskie Stadium. Participants will march along Lucinda Avenue to the Martin Luther King Commons, where Dr. Awni Alkarzon, graduate assistant in the...
book jacket
NIU history professor Eric Jones has a written a new book that explores the development of modern social and legal relationships of Asian women in the Dutch colony of Batavia-Jakarta, modern-day Indonesia. Jones will deliver a talk on the book – titled “Wives, Slaves, and Concubines: A History of the Female Underclass in Dutch Asia”...