Dollars for digging: Partnership establishes Student Engagement Fund

A collaborative effort by two Northern Illinois University units is making funding available to undergraduates to participate in research and other student engagement projects. The Student Engagement Fund, developed by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Stevens Building planned Sept. 22

NIU officials and partners will dig shovels into dirt at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, to commence construction of the new Stevens Building. The groundbreaking ceremony continues the long-awaited process to turn one of NIU’s most-dilapidated buildings into a modern learning and

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NIU to boost secondary science, math education

NIU this semester is launching a new Center for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education, aimed at strengthening the university’s support of science and mathematics education throughout the region. The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved center status for a duration of

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Zhili Xiao

Xiao named interim associate dean for research

Zhili Xiao, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of physics, has accepted an appointment as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Xiao is stepping into a role that was filled by Lesley Rigg, who is now serving as interim vice

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