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Alternative Spring Break
Nearly 50 NIU students put a new spin on spring break this year, forsaking the stereotype of sun-drenched partying to volunteer across the nation. Their activities were part of NIU’s Alternative Spring Break program, which began in 2009. “It began with one trip to Galveston, Texas, to assist with clean-up following Hurricane Ike, which hit...
NIU Cares Day 2011
NIU Cares Day is Saturday, April 14, and NIU students will be coming out in full force once again this spring to do good work in a BIG way. Student Involvement & Leadership Development is anticipating large crowds again this year (more than 2,000 students participated last year), and more than 60 project sites have registered. Because...
NIU Cares Day 2011
Registration for NIU Cares Day 2012, NIU’s annual day of community service, will remain open through Friday, March 30. Team leaders can email [email protected] now to get their teams recognized. Students who are looking to meet new people or have no team preference can sign up with “Team NIU Cares.” NIU Cares Day committee members...
Alternative Spring Break
NIU students who hunger for adventure and accomplishment on an Alternative Spring Break next month have four choices to satisfy their appetites. They can travel to Washington, D.C., and help the hungry or homeless or trek to Newark, N.J., and work with youths in the local Boys and Girls Club. For those service-minded students who...
NIU Cares Day 2011
Registration for NIU Cares Day 2012, NIU’s campus-wide day of community service Saturday, April 14, is now available online. Students, faculty and staff members will be sent all over Sycamore and DeKalb to complete service projects that will benefit not-for-profit community agencies as well as individual residents. Past partners have included the DeKalb Park District, the...
NIU Cares Day volunteers
It’s never too early to care! Student Involvement & Leadership Development takes that approach to its annual service event, NIU Cares Day. The 2012 event is scheduled for April 14; however, work to convene the planning committee and to recruit volunteers to assist that day already are under way. An NIU Cares Day kickoff and...
NIU student Megan Maloney sits with plastic bags collected to weave sleeping mats for Chicago's homeless.
NIU and Kishwaukee College are teaming up and joining universities across the country to bring awareness to the growing homeless and hunger problems that are strangling families. Starting Monday, Nov. 14, both schools will take part in national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. A complete calendar of events is available online. During the week, students...
NIU Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) is in search of volunteers to participate in its annual Rake Across DeKalb event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Volunteers from the NIU community (students, faculty and staff) go into the community to assist area residents and non-profit organizations with lawn clean-up in...
Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) is in search of project sites for its annual Rake Across DeKalb event. This event sends volunteers from the NIU community (students, faculty and staff) into the community to assist area residents and non-profit organizations with lawn clean-up in preparation for winter. Participation is free for both volunteers and...
Student Involvement & Leadership Development will host its annual Volunteer Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Stevenson Towers Food Court. This event is open to the NIU community including students, faculty and staff who are interested in giving back through service. SILD has invited area community agencies and not-for-profit organizations...
Academic Convocation 2011
Inspirational, energetic and appropriate are three words NIU faculty and administrators used to describe the message new students heard at Friday’s Academic Convocation. In essence, they heard from speakers such as NIU President John G. Peters to Provost Ray Alden to study hard and get involved with their new learning and living community. In other...
NIU student Megan Maloney sits with plastic bags collected to weave sleeping mats for Chicago's homeless.
Members of NIU’s Alpha Phi Omega fraternity have set one goal for themselves this summer: to get their hands on as many plastic shopping bags as possible. They are not planning a massive shopping spree; they plan to knit the bags into portable, durable sleeping mats for Chicago’s homeless. It’s anyone’s guess how many empty...
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