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Lauren Wicinski
For the second time in four weeks, Northern Illinois freshman outside hitter Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  “We are very proud of what Lauren has been able to accomplish over the past week,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden. “She continues...
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“A caring community is a place where the well being of each member is sensitively supported and where service to others is encouraged.” The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management’s “Dialogue on Diversity” (DOD) programming initiative enters its third year. The first session is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Campus Life...
Willie J. Kimmons
NIU College of Education alum Willie J. Kimmons will return to campus Monday, Sept. 27, for a 3 p.m. speech in Altgeld Hall Room 315. Kimmons is the inaugural speaker in the college’s Community Learning Series, presented in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association. He will speak on “The Importance of a Quality Education: Life and...
Amy Carr
Northern Illinois freshman goalkeeper Amy Carr was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today. Carr is receiving the award after boasting shutout victories over SIUE (1-0) and Green Bay (1-0) with the women’s soccer team this past weekend. The England native is receiving the award for the first time in...
Josh Wilber
Huskies punter Josh Wilber was named the MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week after turning in one of the best performances of his career in NIU’s 28-22 loss at Illinois. Wilber, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 49.0 yards on a career-high five punts. He had three punts over 50 yards with punts of...
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LUCY — Let Us Connect You — is the 24-7 service available from Information Technology Services that connects to everyone at NIU. Whether you’re looking to call a student, faculty, staff or even a department, LUCY’s got your number. And, although LUCY has been around for a few years, the system recently was upgraded. If you have not...
Coach Jerry Kill
NIU football coach Jerry Kill was on the sidelines Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign despite spending much of the week in a Chicago hospital. Today, the coach issued a thank-you note to all the fans and friends who have wished him well in the last week. “I want to thank everyone who has reached out to...
Huskies vs. Illini
Champaign, Ill. – The Northern Illinois Huskies went toe-to-toe with another Big Ten Conference foe Saturday, battling in-state foe Illinois down to the final play at Memorial Stadium in Champaign before falling to the Illini, 28-22.  Northern Illinois fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss while Illinois improved to 2-1 and earned its...
Huskie women's soccer
The NIU women’s soccer team had something extra to celebrate on their 2010 Senior Day this Sunday, after the Huskies (4-3-0) posted a 1-0 victory over Green Bay (2-4-2) at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex to wrap their non-conference schedule. The seniors combined forces with their Huskie squad to dominate play throughout...
Huskie volleyball team
After dropping its first match of the season on Tuesday against Big Ten Wisconsin to end a school-record 11-0 start to the campaign, the Northern Illinois volleyball team has picked up where it left off by sweeping Youngstown State yesterday and doing the same on Sunday afternoon to Iowa, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23.  “It’s nice for...
For its opening program of the year, NIU Opera Theater presents scenes from two related works: “The Threepenny Opera” and “The Beggar’s Opera.” Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Recital Hall in the Music Building. In 1728, London saw the premiere of “The Beggar’s Opera,”...
Duo XXI - Anna Cromwell (left) and Mira Frisch
The NIU School of Music will host a concert by guest artists Duo XXI (Anna Cromwell, violin; Mira Frisch, cello) at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Music Building Recital Hall. The program will consist of seven new pieces commissioned by Duo XXI, each inspired by something non-musical, such as a painting, a poem,...