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Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff are winners of the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Each is an ambassador for the university in their own unique way, but all work to innovatively and professionally ensure the success of their departments, building programs and the campus as a whole. These SPS Presidential Award recipients play...
The NIU community is invited to hear a national speaker, Jordan Burnham, share his story of coping with depression when he visits campus on Sept. 21. The program is part of efforts by Helping Huskies Thrive, a suicide prevention and awareness effort on campus. His visit takes place at 7 p.m. in the Sandburg Auditorium...
When it comes to initiating sexual encounters, only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted. Many have worked diligently behind-the-scenes on the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee to bring this issue to the forefront. NIU...
Campus Life Building
NIU student “Bob” recently had broken up with his girlfriend, “Maggie,” after two years of dating. Feeling depressed and noticing his grades dropping since the break-up, Bob didn’t know what to do, who he could talk to or where to turn. He did remember, however, learning about the Counseling and Student Development Center during his...
Photo of young woman with depression
National Depression Screening Day is held across the country every October.  This screening provides a quick and easy way to check for depression and other mental health issues. Each academic year millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge...