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MLK Day of Service
NIU will host several events in recognition of MLK Celebration Week, which begins Monday, Jan. 18. This year’s theme is “The Fight for Social Justice: A 1000-Mile Journey,” inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 trip to Chicago, where his protest of housing segregation led to a march of about 700 people in Marquette...
LaVerne Gyant
For much of her career at Northern Illinois University, LaVerne Gyant has adeptly juggled two very important roles; one a highly respected faculty member in the College of Education and the other as director of NIU’s Center for Black Studies. After 17 years in her leadership role at the center, Gyant has decided to take...
NIU Center for Black Studies
S-Plan and the NIU Center for Black Studies will host “Linked-Up,” an informational event to introduce first-year African-American students to representatives from some of the key departments on campus. “Linked-Up” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. Students will learn about the resources the various departments offer to...
Anthropology graduate student Alexxandra Salazar, left, and CSEAS Director Judy Ledgerwood talk to gamelan instructor Ngurah Kertayuda, right, at the 2014 Area Studies Open House.
NIU’s four area studies centers will be out in force with food, music and dance from three regions of the world from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at this year’s International Area Studies Open House. The annual event, held outdoors on College View Court on east campus, will be hosted by the...
Photo of Tuskegee Airmen (courtesy of Chicago chapter)
Ken Rapier is a man on a mission. As a certified flight instructor and president of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 67-year-old is committed to keeping the legacy of the famed “red tails” alive. “They were a group of great men, and great men leave legacies for all of us,” said Rapier,...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week poster
NIU’s 2015 third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week will take place the week of Jan. 19. The week will promote civic reflection, community service, equality and diversity awareness throughout campus and in the community. In preparation, DeKalb and Sycamore students in middle school and high school will have the opportunity to write...
Huskie Service Scholars
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2014-2015 academic year. HSS is a program that seeks new first-generation or low-income freshmen or transfer students who enjoy serving in the community. In addition to seeking first-year students, or fellows, HSS is also...
LaVerne Gyant
The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring LaVerne Gyant, director of the NIU Center for Black Studies, for her many contributions to international education. Gyant has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2014 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. She will accept the award later...
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The University Honors Program focuses not only on the academic involvement of its students, but also on their engagement beyond the classroom. With the help of the Study Abroad Office, the University Honors Program has worked to offer students several unique study abroad opportunities for the summer of 2014. The study abroad experience in Montreal,...
Students gathered during the week of Jan. 21 to attend four different events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The week was facilitated by a committee of 11 staff and faculty who represented 10 different campus offices (Asian American Center, Center for Black Studies, Career Services, Military Student Services, Women’s and LGBT Resource Center, Latino...
NIU Center for Black Studies
NIU’s Center for Black Studies has scheduled a full slate of events for Black Heritage Month 2014. The theme for this year is “Reclaiming Our Roots, Renewing Our Commitment” and will honor Nelson Mandela’s life, work and legacy. From 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, NIU Department of History professor Ismael Montana will lead...
Martin Luther King Jr.
NIU’s 2014 MLK Service Week will take place the week of Jan. 21. The week will promote civic reflection, community service, equality and diversity awareness throughout campus and in the community. Members of NIU’s MLK Week of Service planning committee were awarded the MLK Day of Service Collegiate Challenge grant for $1,200 from Illinois Campus...
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