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NIU-branded water bottle
H2O 2Go is a campaign with goals of passing out reusable water bottles to students, installing water bottle refill stations (hydration stations) and reducing the reliance on disposable plastic water bottles.
Lazy days of summer? Think again. For nearly 30 undergraduate students on campus at NIU this summer, the season provided opportunities to work alongside professors and delve deep into research projects. Shekinah Bergmann, for example, worked with mechanical engineering professor Behrooz Fallahi and several graduate students, designing and building a robot, nicknamed “Nightwing.” It has...
Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation will launch a new internship program during the Spring 2014 semester. The program is designed to offer students a practical application experience, thus bridging the gap between the academic setting and career goals and aspirations. Campus Recreation interns will be given the opportunity to learn about the foundation of the department and program...
Mary Moses
It’s amazing what you can learn if you only look close enough. Take tree cores, for instance. Senior undergraduate student Mary Moses can tell a lot by examining them. “I am looking at tree cores and examining their radial growth patterns in order to see how the invasive species Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle) and various...
Green Up NIU
NIU aims to score big for recycling at the remaining home football games by having teams of volunteers fan out across the Huskie Stadium tailgating venues to help fans recycle. At both of the remaining home NIU football game this season (Nov. 3 and Nov. 14), NIU’s environmental student clubs, in collaboration with NIU Recycling...
Photo of a cheering NIU Huskies football fan
NIU aims to score big for recycling at the remaining home football games by having teams of volunteers fan out across the Huskie Stadium tailgating venues to help fans recycle. At every remaining home NIU football game this season (Sept. 29, , Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and Nov. 14), NIU’s environmental student clubs, in collaboration...
Camp on Campus
All are welcome to participate in Outdoor Adventures’ second annual Camp on Campus, scheduled from 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, through 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. While the event offers great opportunities for learning something new, its purpose is to bring community together in the outdoors in an educational, recreational and celebratory manner. Outdoor Adventures aims...
An “audience” watches the site-measuring process at the Nyegina library. Courtesy AFH Chicago.
What do a mountain, a nonprofit organization and the Division of Public Administration at NIU all have in common? Kurt Thurmaier. The director of the division in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is planning to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in June. Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization co-founded by Thurmaier...
"Green Fire" logo
The NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy will present its second annual Environmental Film Festival at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. Doors open at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The first film will screen at 4 p.m. This year’s theme, “Developing an Earth Ethic,” honors the legacy of...
A city of tents. A raging bonfire. A lighted stage resonating with the sounds of live music. These are just a few of the things passersby might have noticed Sept. 23 had they wandered near the grassy field between the West Lagoon and Eco Woods. The source of this outdoor festivity? Outdoor Adventures’ first “Camp on...
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