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NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies is seeking host families in DeKalb County to extend hospitality to 28 high school-aged students and seven educators from Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Host families are needed to open their homes for 12 days, from Sunday, Oct. 31, through Thursday, Nov. 11. The three-week training program (held...
Engage
NIU faculty members are encouraged to add their own projects and engaged learning activities to the ENGAGE!. By doing so they will will increase their visibility with students, colleagues, and potential partners. The website also enables faculty to share best practices, find collaborators, and connect with resources. Contributors will also be placing excellent learning opportunities where students can find them.
Logo of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
NIU’s chapter of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society will launch a new NIU alumni group with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The group plans to meet three to four times per year to network, socialize, support the local collegiate chapter and provide programs of interest to Mortar Board alumni. All ideas and suggestions for...
Clare College Chapel Choir
The Clare College Chapel Choir will perform a free concert of English choral music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU School of Music. Under the direction of Timothy Brown, this world-renowned choir from Cambridge, England, will presents works by Renaissance masters such as Christopher Tye, Thomas Tomkins and...
Washing a car on NIU Cares Day
NIU is never short on volunteers or projects to keep them busy. Every spring and fall, hundreds of students donate time at animal shelters, community food pantries, nursing homes and schools, and this year should be no different. “Students who volunteer and expect nothing in return are hardcore volunteers,” said Becky Harlow, assistant director of Student...
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...
Photo of money
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...
Photo of a flu shot
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...