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Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies will partner with five other colleges and universities, key economic development agencies and officials from local and state governments in a $5.9 million federal grant to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Rock River Valley. NIU will play the lead role in two projects funded by a three-year...
NIU School of Music alumna Nicole Mitchell was awarded the honor “Flutist of the Year” on June 14 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Nicole also received this award in 2008. Nicole serves as President of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, and is a noted composer and band leader as...
Northern Illinois track and field thrower Cora Caulfield was named to the 2010 Academic All-Mid American Conference Women’s Track and Field team for her performances both academically and athletically, as announced by the league office. “Cora is one of the defining seniors on the NIU track and field team,” head NIU track and field coach...
The NIU Supermileage Team recently took third place at the SAE International Supermileage event. Their vehicle got 1,265 miles per gallon of gasoline.
A team of four Northern Illinois University engineering students designed and built a vehicle that took third place overall at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Supermileage Competition, squeezing 1,265 miles from a single gallon of gasoline. The competition, held June 10-11 in Marshall, Mich., featured more than 30 teams from across North America and...
NIU Huskie football team huddles up
Northern Illinois’ football games versus Temple on Oct. 9 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb and at Western Michigan on Oct. 30 in Kalamazoo will be part of the Mid-American Conference syndicated ESPN Plus television package and kickoff at 11 a.m. (Central), the MAC office announced Tuesday as the league released its complete 2010 television schedule....
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Recently announcing its two series schedules of thirteen theatrical productions, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance made it clear that they are going to have some fun this upcoming season. Beginning this fall, comedies and classics are the featured genres of the 2010-2011 Mainstage Season. The comedic productions will include David Ives’...
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Hot months turn into cool experiences when young students take advantage of Northern Illinois University’s multitude of summer camp opportunities. Think you’re the next Spielberg? Try film camp. Prefer pen and notebook? NIU offers camps in creative writing and journalism. Want to tread the boards or act in movies? NIU has theatre arts camps, both...
Northern Illinois University sponsors a unique Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. It encourages faculty to engage undergraduates in one-to-one mentorships focused on faculty research, thus providing students with opportunities to work as collaborators in the search for new knowledge. NIU undergraduates who have conducted research under the watchful eyes of their professors had a chance to show off that...
DeKalb High School, NIU students chalk up success during initial semester of free tutoring Math proves most popular subject Add up the statistics collected during the first semester of Northern Illinois University-provided tutoring for DeKalb High School students, and the results are clear. More math tutors are needed next year. Of the 200 tutoring sessions...
folks at Fermi
Grab some popcorn: Students enrolled in this week’s Rural Health Careers Camp at Northern Illinois University are going to the movies, searching for clues in a medical mystery and competing in an “amazing race.” When the 50 campers from small towns across northern Illinois arrive Thursday, June 10, their first activity is to watch a...
"NIU Project Adrian"
Accountancy students at NIU started their class work Friday, March 26, by learning how to properly apply handcuffs to a suspected drug dealer. That is not a typical part of the curriculum, but this was not your typical accounting class. The demonstration was part of Project Adrian, a day-long event that allowed 80 students to...
Tammy Duckworth, 2010 recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from NIU
Northern Illinois University presented an honorary doctoral degree to L. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Black Hawk helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds in Iraq cost her both of her legs and who now serves as a top ranking official in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.