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As Halloween approaches, NIU is joining other universities in reminding students to think carefully about the emotional and hurtful impact of costumes that mock the sexual orientation, gender identity, cultures, ethnicities and races of others. The “Conscientious Costumes” campaign seeks to keep Halloween a fun and imaginative time for students who plan to share and...
Organizations from across campus have united to plan a Homecoming week focused on being engaging and inclusive. “For the last couple of years, we’ve been talking about ways to make a more unified Homecoming,” said Liz McKee, assistant program director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development. In the spirit of unity and inclusivity, the ballot...
A series of events linked to themes of the Common Reading Experience (CRE) book selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, continue this month. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to participate in events that pique your interest. Events are sponsored by several different entities and focus on themes related to Just...
Defamation: The Play will kick off this fall’s series of Diversity Dialogues at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Defamation is a play that explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. The premise is a...
Department chairs and interdisciplinary program directors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently took progressive steps in the area of diversity by engaging in a two-day diversity training workshop. “The workshop focused on helping department chairs to understand that academic leadership involves more than executing college and university policies,” said Janice Hamlet, director...
Bill McCoy is energized by the commitment of the members of NIU’s Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) to the university and its students.  “Being a major university in Illinois that is not located in Chicago, Black faculty and staff on this campus are uniquely qualified to help our students of color adjust to life...
Members of the NIU and DeKalb communities are walking together for positive change for the third consecutive year. The walk will leave from the MLK Commons, 6 p.m., Sept. 14. All are welcome to join organizations from across NIU and the DeKalb community who are sponsoring this event including: Black Student Union, City of DeKalb,...
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Recent national unrest due to gun violence continues to remind the community of the need to understand differing perspectives and the necessity to work together toward social justice, equity and open dialogue about racial issues. “Given the 24/7 nature of social media and the immediacy of news, it was important to create ongoing opportunities for the NIU community...
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Save the date: NIU’s Diverse Supplier Fair is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. A major contributor to the volume of purchases made through the State of Illinois each year, NIU supports the economic development of business owned by diverse suppliers. What is a diverse supplier? Businesses...
A diverse group of more than 30 students, faculty, staff and community members will come together in solidarity to present the Black Lives Matters Tribute Concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Altgeld Hall. Led by students, the concert will celebrate black movements and culture while spreading messages of equality, diversity and...
Romeo Jackson
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has selected students Romeo Jackson, Daniel H. Tamayo and Javier Rodriguez, along with Charles Ogundipe (assistant director, Financial Aid, CHANCE Program) and professor LaVerne Gyant (Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education) as the recipients of this year’s Deacon Davis Diversity Award. Glenda Jones, collection specialist...
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities invites nominations of outstanding NIU students, faculty or staff members for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award. Current students, faculty, SPS or Civil Service staff, as well as academic units, offices, programs or organizations, are welcome to make nominations for the awards that recognize significant contributions made to...
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