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“Allies in Interfaith” is the next Diversity Dialogues focus. To make NIU a more welcoming and inclusive environment, discussion about different belief systems is important, said said Vernese Edghill-Walden, NIU senior associate vice president for Academic Diversity and chief diversity officer. “Being a member of one belief system does not mean you can’t be an ally to...
The first in NIU’s series of Diversity Dialogues began, appropriately, with the First Amendment. Students, faculty and area community members gathered Wednesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium for “The First Amendment, Free Speech and Lawful Assembly.” The panel discussion kicked off the series designed to give the university community to place to talk openly and...
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NIU’s 22nd annual Pride Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Attire for the evening is business professional/casual. The dinner celebrates students, faculty and staff and features the presentation of the Eychaner Award along with...
Diversity Dialogues
Yale Law School Senior Research Scholar Frederick M. Lawrence will help NIU kick off a new series of Diversity Dialogues that will provide a space for members of the university community to talk openly and honestly on complex and important matters. Sponsored by NIU, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the City...
John Henrik Clarke
“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.” –...
Morgan Hynes
Much work has been done and is being done to increase the number and diversity of students choosing engineering career pathways. The evaluation of various curricular and programmatic interventions aimed at improving students’ attitudes and beliefs about engineering have documented success in the form of increased positive gains. However, the numbers of students choosing engineering...
NIU students
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations for its 2016 student, faculty and staff awards. Nominations for the Outstanding Women Student Awards, created in 1980, are due Friday, Feb. 12. The annual awards encourage the full participation of women students in all facets of the university experience and in their communities;...
MLK Day of Service
NIU will host several events in recognition of MLK Celebration Week, which begins Monday, Jan. 18. This year’s theme is “The Fight for Social Justice: A 1000-Mile Journey,” inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 trip to Chicago, where his protest of housing segregation led to a march of about 700 people in Marquette...
NIU students
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations for its 2016 student, faculty and staff awards. Nominations for the Outstanding Women Student Awards, created in 1980, are due Friday, Dec. 18. The annual awards encourage the full participation of women students in all facets of the university experience and in their communities;...
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...
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NIU is part of national initiative that examines how undergraduate students engage with religious, non-religious and spiritual diversity while in college. IDEALS (Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey) makes it possible to compare the experiences of students from different institutional types-public and private, large and small, secular and religiously affiliated. NIU is one of...
Female NIU students
The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) might be the new kid on the block, but it arrived at NIU with a rich Huskie history. “Before this, we were just a program, which didn’t have the same institutional clout or recognition as other diversity centers,” said Kristen Myers, Presidential Teaching Professor...
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