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Photo of an NIU ROTC cadet
Scholars from NIU, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southwestern University collaborate on ground-breaking research study The power of three plus three in a research study has come to fruition as scholars from three different universities in the United States and three different colleges at NIU co-authored a study titled “Borders, Bras, and Battles:...
Nearly 100 people braved freezing rain Monday at the Veterans Memorial Flagpole near the East Lagoon to honor the sacrifices and service of all U.S. military veterans in a solemn ceremony. Each year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the nation pauses to remember and honor its veterans with...
ROTC Color Guard at NIU Huskie Football game
Northern Illinois University will celebrate our nation’s heroes Wednesday, Nov. 13, before and during the football game between the NIU Huskies (9-0, 5-0) and Ball State (9-1, 6-0) with a multitude of special activities honoring active and veteran members of the military, firefighters, police and first responders. Kickoff for the Mid-American Conference West Division Showdown...
As a new school year begins, the NIU Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Huskie Battalion welcomed back one of its own. Col. (Promotable) Brian E. Alvin, a graduate of the NIU Class of 1984, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve. The ceremony took place Saturday, Sept. 7, at...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
NIU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will conduct a commissioning ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, for its graduating seniors. The ceremony will take place at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. As part of this ceremony, the ROTC will unveil the “Huskie Alumni Project,” designed to commemorate all of the NIU ROTC graduates...
Photo of troops climbing the ladder to a helicopter
As many as four Black Hawk helicopters from the Illinois Army National Guard base in Peoria will make several trips to the NIU campus Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21. Depending on the weather, the helicopters are coming to an open field just west of the Convocation Center to transport 90 NIU ROTC cadets...
NIU Veterans Day ceremony 2011
Military service is in Scott Johnsen’s blood. His father served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Both of his grandfathers served. One of his grandmothers served in the WAVES – Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service – for the U.S. Navy during World War II. His younger brother also joined the Navy....
Randa Hamadeh
Randa Hamadeh was recently selected as the 2012 George C. Marshall Award winner for NIU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. As the award winner, she will be NIU’s representative at the George C. Marshall Leadership Seminar held Sunday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. Each year,...
NIU ROTC members stand at attention during the Nov. 11, 2010, Veterans Day ceremony.
As Veterans Day approaches, NIU is recognizing Military Student Appreciation Week. Military Student Services will show military movies in its lounge (Room 404 of Adams Hall) and provide snacks for all military students. MSS staff will hand out red, white and blue ribbons to encourage students, faculty and staff to wear during this week in...
student veterans
Military service is a tradition in Levi Kammes’ family. His grandfather was a U.S. Marine; his uncle was a Marine, and the 28-year-old NIU anthropology major from Crystal Lake was a Marine. Kammes said it was natural and understood that he would join the military not out of obligation, but to serve his country –...
NIU’s Army ROTC program will conduct on-campus training from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The training will consist of a challenge course which covers ground from the Chick Evans Field House to the East Lagoon area. One of the events is a simulated wounded-soldier carry using stretchers. There are no actual casualties nor...