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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...
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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...
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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.”...
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NIU’s Division of International Programs will hosts its fall 2010 Brown Bag Series from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays in John E. La Tourette Hall Room 300. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch and listen to speakers covering a variety of topics, including international perspectives, cultural diversity and study abroad experiences. For more...
NIU Internship Fair
Summer 2011 might seem like a long way off, but more than 800 NIU students will begin planning for it from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, when they attend the Internship Fair at the NIU Convocation Center. Those students will not only be thinking about summer but looking beyond it to their...
Every fall season, as the leaves change and crunch underfoot, Huskies from today and yesterday come to campus for our annual Homecoming Celebration.  There are many events for students and alum to show their Huskie Pride. This year the action kicks off on October 10th and ends with the Homecoming dance on October 16th.  Check below...
Huskie women's soccer
NIU’s women’s soccer team will look to keep its winning momentum going as it opens its 2010 Mid-American Conference season this weekend. The Huskies travel today to Toledo, Ohio, to take on the Rockets at 3 p.m. at the Scott Park Stadium. NIU will then return home at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept.26, to host Ball State at...