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Eight NIU students presented their research on Oct. 28, at the Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence Conference (LSMCE) in Lisle. The LSMCE represents a prestigious alliance of 25 universities in the Midwest, including NIU. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the alliance provides resources for both faculty and underrepresented students interested in science, technology,...
The NIU Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives is hosting a monthly interfaith dialogue series for the 2016/17 academic year dedicated to exploring timely topics from an interfaith lens. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join us for this month’s discussion on Tuesday, Nov.15, 6 p.m., at the Founders Memorial Library in the Staff Lounge...
A team of NIU students put their classroom knowledge to the test during the inaugural AMITA Health Design Challenge held last month at Arlington International Racecourse. “Everyone learns when they can apply classroom knowledge to a real-world situation,” said Renique Kersh, associate vice provost for Engaged Learning and Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning...
If you missed Bryan Stevenson’s visit to NIU on Oct. 24, it’s not too late to find out what he had to say and continue the conversation around injustice, humanity and mercy. As an NIU faculty, staff or student, you have exclusive access to Bryan Stevenson’s remarks during his NIU visit using your NIU username...
NIU students who choose to go by a name other than the one given to them at birth will soon be able to change their name on class rosters and Blackboard in a single step. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15, NIU will offer a way for students to specify the name they would like to be...
As part of efforts to create a campus climate that better supports and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion, the university’s cultural resource centers, as well as the Office of Diversity and Equity will begin reporting to the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Division of Academic Affairs. The changes were made in...
Afri-Fest is a three-day event organized by the African Students Association to celebrate diverse cultures and countries in the continent of Africa.  The first event, the Independence Day Gala, will take place at the Duke Ellington Ballroom and will be celebrating independence days for all African countries whose dates fall between July and December. Tickets...
Students, staff, family, friends and community members are invited to attend Bryan Stevenson’s open presentation, “American Injustice, Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference,” on Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will visit NIU for an evening designed to...
NIU will present its sixth annual “Bullying: How Schools Can Respond” professional development conference Wednesday, Oct. 26, to further equip school employees with good advice and resources on how to respond to bullying. Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., the conference will take place in the Learning Center of NIU’s Gabel Hall and Room...
Joseph Flynn hears the anxiety in his NIU classroom. “We have conversations about the institutional violence being perpetrated against black men, and it’s a soulful and challenging intellectual issue,” says Flynn, a professor in the College of Education who also teaches a course on the social philosophy of hip-hop through the Center for Black Studies....
In response to the results of the 2016 spring semester internal review of women’s programming, the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) want to say thank you for your feedback and participation. As such, we invite all students, faculty, administrators and staff to participate in our new, engaging and inclusive opportunities where we utilize a gender...
Online applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 orientation leader staff. In addition, for the first time ever, Orientation & Family Connections is offering a new position—orientation program interns. We are excited to begin the application and selection process for the next group of student leaders.  Orientation leaders and program interns play a significant...
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