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Beginning Thursday, Jan. 18, NIU has a new policy for “Producing, Developing, Maintaining and Using Technology.” The university policy becomes effective the same day as an update to the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act, which affects all Illinois universities, and the refreshed version of Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. All electronic and information technology...
NIU will kick off its Diversity Dialogues Series this fall with a documentary screening and discussion with Emmy-director Julie Winokur. The series, which began in 2016, aims to reinforce the university’s commitment to creating a rich learning environment and encouraging people to talk openly about diversity topics. Events are free and open to the public....
For the fourth consecutive year, members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will join together in a Unity March to signify their shared desire to bring positive change. Participants will gather at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the MLK Commons and then depart for a walk at 5:30 p.m. The walk will leave from...
A team of NIU faculty and administrators has been selected by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) to participate in the AAC&U summer Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success at Boston University in late June. The Institute is designed to help campus teams develop highly engaging approaches to learning that improve both...
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) selected undergraduate student Laura Vivaldo Cholula; graduate student Kristina Wilkerson, counseling adult and higher education; Beverly McCall, advisor/counselor, CHANCE Program; Lisa King, associate director, CHANCE Program and Yolanda King, associate professor, College of Law as the recipients of this year’s Deacon Davis Diversity Awards. Katrina Myers...
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) would like to invite current students, faculty, supportive professional staff or civil service staff, and academic units, offices, programs or organizations to nominate an outstanding student, faculty or staff member at Northern Illinois University for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award. This award recognizes significant contributions made to the...
Last week, the NIU Student Association (SA) unveiled a mural in the Holmes Student Center outside the Center Cafe to commemorate their #OneLoveNIU campaign. The mural features images that were gathered through the campaign. #OneLoveNIU launched after the November election, spearheaded by Student Association Director of Student Life Anthony Williams II, “to generate positive content and...
At noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, attorney Bharathi Pillai from the ACLU of Illinois will speak and answer questions about anti-Muslim discrimination. Her presentation will take place in the Blackhawk Annex in the Holmes Student Center. Pillai grew up in Peru, Illinois, a small town two hours southwest of Chicago, and studied psychology at the...
The Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives will be hosting its third dialogue of the academic year from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Founder’s Memorial Library staff lounge, on the library’s lower level. The February topic is “Love and Kindness: A discussion about the role of love in our belief systems today.”...
Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance and the Student Association will hand out green bracelets from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in the bus turnaround at Holmes Student Center and at the café in DuSable Hall. The green bracelets are to bring awareness to mental illness and serve as a reminder that there...
Jocelyn Santana has had a busy year, but she’s just getting started. Santana spent nine years working in NIU Career Services before transitioning last February to the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, where she is the first person to hold the role of training and development specialist. It is Santana’s responsibility to develop...
Big news coming from a newer organization on NIU’s campus. On Nov. 3, the Black Counselors Association was recognized as a state chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association at its 67th Annual Conference. As part of the Illinois Counseling Association’s mission to “promote respect for human dignity and diversity,” the Black Counselors Association was welcomed with...
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