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The David & Diane Graf Scholarship Celebration held Aug. 3 raised almost $18,000 for scholarships through sponsorships, auction items and attendance.  A tropical theme and a friendly game of “Huskie Feud” added to the evening festivities.  The scholarship fundraiser is hosted by the NIU Rockford Club, in partnership with the College of Business. The Rockford...
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Are you a woman in our campus community who loves to sing? Do you like jazz? NIU has just the thing for you! AURA: Women’s Vocal Ensemble. AURA is a legitimate one-credit course, undergraduate or graduate, within the NIU School of Music. It also is open to faculty and staff. The group will sing vocal jazz this...
NIU’s College of Business is launching this fall its new career exploration program. Career Compass is for first-year students who have indicated a desire to pursue a degree in business. The program will engage student in self-, major- and career-exploration immediately at the onset of their college careers and is designed to help them select specific business...
The College of Business’ Society for Human Resource Management rated “superior” for the 21st time. NIU’s student chapter has been honored with a Superior Merit Award for 2009-2010. This award is the most selective award from the SHRM national organization. It recognizes: the highest achieving student chapters in the country for their exceptional ability in...
NIU History Professor E. Taylor Atkins has a written a new book that explores the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. Atkins will deliver a talk on the book – titled “Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Gaze, 1910-1945” (University of California Press) – at...
The Office of the Provost has announced its annual call for nomiations for Presidential Teaching Professorships. Letters of nomination for the 2011 Presidential Teaching Professorships are due Monday, Sept. 27, to Vice Provost Earl “Gip” Seaver, Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, members of the selection committee will...
Potential “customers” for the Huskies Helping Huskies booths were easy to find Monday, Aug. 23, on the first day of classes at NIU. Their facial expressions ranged from puzzled to panic, and many were trying to make heads or tails out of a map. That is when the volunteers staffing the booths around campus would...
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The NIU Police will hold their annual auction Saturday, Aug. 28, in the east grandstand of Huskie Stadium. Viewing begins at 9 a.m. Bidding starts at 10 a.m. Accepted payments are cash or check made out to NIU. Those paying by check must bring a form of identification. Items up for auction include jewelry, bicycles,...
It’s a new day – make that an “NIU” day – in the College of Education. Why? Because LaVonne I. Neal, who in high school set a U.S. record in the 80-meter hurdles, has hit the ground running – and she’s running fast. Dean since July 1, Neal kicked off the college’s All-College Retreat, peppering...
Diana Swanson
NIU Women’s Studies and English professor Diana Swanson shares some thoughts on Illinois’ annual ethics training for state employees and how it relates to political choices for citizens of the state.   Swanson’s commentary can be heard online at WNIJ-FM. . Diana Swanson, is an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and English. She has taught at NIU in the...
Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services invites new off-campus and non-traditional students to join us for an open house reception on Tuesday, August 24 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the basement of the Holmes Student Center (Room 023, j and k). Meet other students like you, and staff and student leaders who can help...
The welcome mat will be out in downtown DeKalb for NIU students Thursday, Aug. 26. “Huskies SEE DeKalb,” is a special event developed in collaboration with Northern Illinois University, Re: New DeKalb, downtown businesses, and the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau to introduce the new and returning students to the city and will run...