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The Transfer Center at Northern Illinois University’s Office of Admissions is starting a Facebook group for admitted transfer students. As an extension of their fan page,  Transfer2NIU, the group provides a platform that will give admitted students the opportunity to connect with each other prior to coming to campus, ask questions of the Admissions Transfer...
A guided excursion of the NIU campus is now only a web click away. NIU’s Web Communications department, in collaboration with Enrollment Management and Admissions, launched a virtual tour Monday, June 18, complete with a friendly escort, panoramic images, videos, photos and an interactive map. The university’s Facebook page also offers an app that provides...
STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!
NIU’s STEM Café for June promises a lively debate on the good, the bad, and the ugly of social networking. “This is Your Brain on Social Networking” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Taxco Restaurant in Sycamore. Biologist Melissa Scotti and educational technologist Kristen Brynteson will discuss what’s new...
#NIUSocialSummer
What better to do during the summer months while waiting for your favorite Northern Illinois team to return to action than talk Huskie sports online with other NIU fans, and Northern Illinois coaches, win prizes and have fun while keeping up with your social media platforms? That’s exactly what the Northern Illinois Huskies are doing...
Don Kluemper
Researchers have tapped into what could become a new, and better, tool for human resource professionals trying to predict the success of job candidates. It’s called Facebook. Don Kluemper, a professor of management at Northern Illinois University’s College of Business, and a team of researchers, found that impressions gleaned from a five- to 10-minute perusal...
NIU Huskies fans pose with the GoDaddy.com Bowl trophy
For those whose ears are still ringing with stadium-filling cheers of euphoria and Bill Baker’s breathless shouts of “Huskies win! Huskies win!” on the radio, Intercollegiate Athletics has some wonderful news. Season ticket sales for the 2012 football campaign begin next week! To celebrate, Athletics and University Relations are inviting all fans to pose for...
NIU students, faculty and staff members have an opportunity to put their driving skills to the test from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Convocation Center parking lot as part of the Ford Focus Test Drive’s Laser Hunt Challenge. The winner of this precision driving competition will earn bragging rights, but...
Who’s up for a game of tag? Facebook tag, that is. NIU’s social media team is encouraging everyone on campus who’s captured by the cameras of NIU photographers to find their pictures on the NIU Facebook page and tag them. And, should they happen to spot any faces of their friends while they’re visiting, they...
Sergio Garcia
A team of six NIU students had the unique opportunity to act as consultants by providing social media and marketing strategies and recommendations to the university in a semester-long project that started in January through the College of Business’ Experiential Learning Center (ELC). The project was designed to find innovative ways of enticing potential students,...
Screen capture of NIU's SMASHUP homepage
As the Internet and its applications continue to evolve at a dizzying speed, most websites now offer a veritable smorgasbord of tiny icons that link users to various social media pages. NIU now has risen above the din of square-shaped logos clamoring for attention. The university’s Web Communications Team this morning launched smashup.niu.edu, a one-stop...
NIU-branded presence on Foursquare
This week, NIU joined the ranks of Harvard, Stanford and Cornell – on Foursquare. NIU’s new branded presence on the site went live Tuesday night, just days before their program for universities was announced. Foursquare is a location-based social networking site, mobile phone application and game. Users can “check in” to venues, share where they are...
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