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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...
Faraday lecture hall
Years of work on two Faraday lecture halls was successfully completed in time for students’ return to class this fall. When the students took their seats in the large and small classrooms, they had more legroom, brighter walls and state-of-the art electronics to help them learn. They also have new energy-saving lighting, softer seats, new...
Assistant Biochemistry Professor James Horn
NIU assistant biochemistry professor James Horn is reaping a windfall of grants that will help him and his students study how proteins interact with other molecules—work that could have far reaching benefits from improving our understanding of biological regulation to detecting and treating disease. Horn is receiving $294,000 from the American Heart Association over the...
Sample Illinois driver's license
NIU students, faculty, staff and local residents can renew driver’s licenses and state IDs, purchase annual vehicle license plate stickers, register as organ and tissue donors or conduct other transactions on campus at a mobile office of the Illinois Secretary of State. The mobile office will visit campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday,...
Linc Smelser conducts the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra has announced its 34th annual concert season. The KSO is a non-profit community orchestra which provides a place for area musicians to use their talents in an orchestral setting. The orchestra consists of professional, student and dedicated amateur musicians. It began informally in 1976 and engages in weekly rehearsals and an...
Annie Wyer
The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team will look to carry the momentum of their early season victories into the weekend, when the Huskies play their third-consecutive road match of the season when they face the Loyola Ramblers at the Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago on Sunday, Sept.5, at 2 p.m. The Huskies (2-1) opened their...
Art Express students work on paintings
NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering several classes in art and music this fall. Start your pre-school child on the path of musical knowledge with Musical Tales, a new class offered this fall. The class combines a story with musical activities and meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 14. Musical Tales...
The Northern Illinois cross country team will open its 2010 season this weekend when the Huskies travel to Madison, Wis., to take on some of the nation’s top competitors at the Badger Classic hosted by Wisconsin. The Huskies first race of the season will kick-off today at the Zimmer Cross Country Course.  One of eight...
Science students at a dozen high schools and middle schools throughout the Chicago region are in for a treat this fall. Their teachers attended the ASM Materials Camp for Teachers at NIU, and their classroom presentations will never be the same. The camp was designed to teach instructors new, innovative and inexpensive ways to conduct...
DeMarcus Grady
Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud completed 27 of 36 passes for 265 yards and added 14 rushes for 45 yards to lead the homestanding Cyclones to a 27-10 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday in the 2010 season opener for both teams. Northern Illinois lost its seventh straight season-opener dating back to the 2003 overtime win...