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The following is a list of  recent grants to NIU faculty researchers, including John Lewis,  Promod Vohra, Gaylen Kapperman, Clyde Kimball, Mansour Tahernezhadi, Dhiman Chakraborty, Federico Sciammarella, Lesley Rigg and Nicholas Pohlman. Posted Sept. 9, 2010 Associate Vice President for University Outreach John Lewis has received $9.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to support...
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ELS Language Centers (ELS) is pleased to join the NIU community and to contribute to the international diversity of the region.  Opening this month, ELS offers multiple levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) to international students from abroad. The third floor of the Student Health Services building is home to ELS with offices, classrooms and...
Study abroad
The NIU Study Abroad Office will hold its 18th Annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. All students who would like to learn more about the possibility of studying abroad are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to...
Writ Deep
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery, housed in the School of Art’s Visual Arts Building, is hosting “Writ Deep,” an exploration of the relationship between craft and text as a unique affinity between forms. Shannon Stratton is the guest curator. Stratton is a writer and curator based in Chicago, where she founded and is current executive and creative...
Huskies volleyball continues undefeated streak at UIC
With a 3-0 win over Illinois Chicago to take first place Saturday night at the UIC Invitational at UIC Pavilion, the Northern Illinois volleyball team has boldly gone where no team in program history has been before — 8-0 to start a season. “To be 8-0 at this point is a very positive thing for...
The annual tradition of recruiting, orienting and formally welcoming students to campus has concluded at Northern Illinois University, and the official 10th-day count for the fall 2010 semester shows new student enrollment at 5,488. Overall, total NIU enrollment at the 10th-day official count is 23,850 students this fall. Though the 10th-day count represents a slightly...
Jermaine Stegall
NIU music alum Jermaine Stegall’s original score for the made-for-TV movie “Mandrake” will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Syfy channel. Stegall earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the NIU School of Music in 2000. He is a BMI award-winning composer who has been writing music since the 1990s. After obtaining formal degrees...
family weekend
Members of the Huskie family will head back to campus September 10-12 for Fall Family Weekend. Sponsored by Huskie Family Connections, Fall Family Weekend showcases a host of activities to foster a sense of Huskie spirit for NIU students and their family members. The highlight is the first Huskie home football game. Huskie Family Connections...
Jerry Wright
NIU’s Student Support Services is celebrating not only the renewal of its federal funding but the addition of a fifth year. The U.S. Department of Education granted $1.8 million to the program, housed in the Office of the Provost, and extended its financial support because the NIU initiative is among the top 10 percent of...
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The Friends of the NIU Libraries is launching a new way to support the library. Instead of purchasing expensive items on a case-by-case basis as in the past, the Friends has created an Awards Program where members of the NIU community can submit applications to have specific materials purchased for the library. Proposals will be accepted each...
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NIU’s Graduate Student Research Association (GSRA), embarking on its second year as an official student organization, aims to promote a culture of scholarship and fellowship among NIU students — including undergraduates. Specifically, the group wants to provide opportunities for all NIU students who either are doing research or are interested in learning about research to share their...
ARTLab
NIU alumna Frances Whitehead — designist, embedded artist, environmentalist, futurist — is ARTLab’s first guest of the fall season.  Whitehead will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building to present examples of her inspiring site-specific work, projects that exist at the intersection of public policy, environmental reclamation...