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NIU Huskies women's cross country team
Facing some of the nation’s toughest competitors at Saturday’s 25th Annual Roy Griak Invitational, the Northern Illinois women’s cross country team continued to show strong improvements as the Huskies raced against nine nationally ranked teams. Sophomore Courtney Oldenburg led the Huskies at the invitational when knocked 40 seconds off her 2009 finish to place first for...
Volleyball team celebrates victory over Toledo
After a tough five-set loss to Ball State in the Mid-American Conference opener Friday, the Northern Illinois volleyball team bounced back in a big way Saturday night at Victor E. Court. The Huskies swept Toledo, 25-15, 25-22, 25-19, to split their conference home weekend.  “As a group, we knew that last night’s loss was a...
'Road to Retirement' highway sign
A retirement specialist from the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will be on campus from Monday, Nov. 8, through Wednesday, Nov. 10, to meet with individual employees to discuss retirement estimates. Meetings will take place inthe Holmes Student Center. The deadline to schedule an appointment is Friday, Oct. 8. To qualify for an appointment, an employee...
Kylie Revelle
The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team claimed its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season Sunday, when senior Kylie Revelle hit the game-winner in overtime play to give the Huskies (5-4-0) a 1-0 victory over Ball State (6-4-0) at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Revelle notched the game-winning goal for the Huskies...
After running for a career-best 223 yards on 15 carries Saturday to lead Northern Illinois to a 34-23 victory over Minnesota, Huskie running back Chad Spann was named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation Sunday. Spann averaged 14.9 yards per carry and scored on three...
NIU students in the 1960s
Exactly 105 years have passed since NIU began teaching the arts of foods and sewing. But pinpointing the birth of home economics as an academic discipline – and not just an unpaid profession for many women – opens the history books to the years of the Civil War. The Morrill Land-Grant Acts of 1862, introduced...
David Shernoff
As students settle in for their annual autumn return to classrooms, the eternal challenge for teachers is to cultivate the most effective learning environment possible. Laurence McMillin knew this. McMillin taught English at the private Webb School in Claremont, Calif., where he assigned “Oedipus Rex,” “Faust,” “Don Quixote” and other provocative fiction as well as...
Tailback Chad Spann ran for 223 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-clinching 61-yard run with 6:22 left, as Northern Illinois claimed its second win over a Big Ten Conference team in the last two seasons with a 34-23 win over Minnesota Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.  NIU won for just the third time ever...
REACH graphic
In an effort to make sure every new student is connected with NIU, Orientation & First-Year Experience and the Office of Student Academic Success are collaborating to contact freshmen in the first weeks of the semester through a program called REACH (Retention Effort for All inComing Huskies). Initial peer-to-peer phone calls begin this week, with...
Book cover of "The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol Adams
Author, feminist and activist Carol J. Adams will visit NIU to speak on “The Sexual Politics of Meat” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Adams’ lecture will explore the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food. Taking an ecofeminist...
NIU Huskies women's cross country team
For the fourth straight year, the Northern Illinois cross country team will compete against some of the nation’s toughest runners when the Huskies travel Saturday, Sept. 25, to Minnesota to compete in the 25th annual Roy Griak Invitational. Action for the Huskies will kick-off at 1:10 p.m. at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. One of...
Photo of saxophone
The NIU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Ronnie Wooten, will present a tribute to legendary collegiate band conductors Harry Begian and William P. Foster during an 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The program will include Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Variations for Wind Band.”...