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Homesickness does not have a chance with incoming NIU students. With the concerted efforts of staff, counselors and community advisors, the seasonal malady is diagnosed and treated early.  That process began days after new students arrived on the DeKalb campus with Huskie House Calls and it will continue through the semester with other counseling opportunities. ...
Chandler Harnish
Sophomore Tommy Davis intercepted a Hail Mary pass from North Dakota quarterback Jake Landry on the final play of the game, securing a 23-17 victory Sautrday for Northern Illinois in the Huskies’ home opener. Northern Illinois improved to 1-1 on the year, while North Dakota fell to 0-2. Junior quarterback Chandler Harnish rushed for 178...
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NIU’s Office of Sponsored Projects will host an informal discussion on budgeting principles that are used when developing budgets for sponsored projects. Topics covered will include hidden costs, such as application of Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs, fringe benefit costs and how to budget for external collaborators. The discussion will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept.  30,...
Alternative Spring Break
NIU’s Alternative Spring Break program is scheduled for the week of March 14 in 2011. Three to four groups of students travel to different locations in the country and focus on community work pertaining to a specific social issue, including disaster relief, poverty, homelessness and more. Informational sessions are scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept,...
Middlewest Fest
This weekend downtown DeKalb will be a live music and art scene. The city is hosting Middlewest Fest, beginning today and running through Saturday evening, Sept. 11. Middlewest Fest will offer a variety of music entertainment, along with local art shows, and an independent film festival.  Local bands Chris Dertz and State Champs along with national acts...
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The DeKalb County Health Department, NIU Health Services and Employee Assistance Program will provide 2010 flu shots to NIU employees inside the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Shots are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. No appointment is necessary. You...
Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats
China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats are set to dazzle audiences of all ages Saturday, Dec. 4, at the NIU Convocation Center. Presenting two shows of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty, the Golden Dragons will take the stage at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets Tickets for the Golden Dragon Acrobats are set at a family-friendly $29 for adults...
Huskie men's soccer
When the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team opens play at the NIU adidas/Magnuson Inn Invitational against Oregon State at 5 p.m. today, there will be two Huskie head coaches on the sideline – one former and one current. Second-year NIU head coach Eric Luzzi will be managing opposite Steve Simmons, the current Beaver leader that guided...
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Are you interested in traveling to another country? Is there a topic you have always wanted to learn more about? Do you want to work with a faculty mentor to conduct exciting undergraduate research? Plan to attend USOAR informational sessions from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, or Thursday, Oct. 7, in Holmes Student Center Room 405...
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Formal recruitment for NIU sororities takes place today through Sunday, Sept. 12. Being a part of a sorority is a unique experience that will last a lifetime. Members make lifelong friendships and enjoy a supportive environment away from home. Becoming a part of NIU’s Greek community provides many leadership, scholarship and community service opportunities, and is one of...
Undergraduate Research Day 2010
NIU now has an Enhanced Institutional Membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). This means that any faculty, student or staff associated with NIU can join CUR at no additional cost. This membership includes an electronic subscription to CUR Quarterly. Becoming a member is easy. Go to https://cur.networkats.com/members_online/members/newmember.asp and enter your name, title and then...
All in the Timing
A dizzying display of wordplay lies at the heart of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s first production of the season, opening Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre. “All in the Timing” consists of six humorous acts that are each an independent play.  According to the School of Theatre and Dance...