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Jennine Capó Crucet will visit campus on Tuesday, Oct. 17, as part of the university’s Diversity Dialogues series of events. Crucet’s “Make Your Home Among Strangers“ was selected as NIU’s Common Reading Experience for 2017-2019. “Although Make Your Home Among Strangers is a work of fiction, there are many similarities between the book and the author’s...
“Make Your Home Among Strangers” by Jennine Capό Crucet has been chosen for NIU’s 2017-2018 Common Reading Experience (CRE). Last year, over 70 percent of first-year students used the book in at least one of their courses. This year, the book will be required reading for first-year students in UNIV 101 (University Experience), UNIV 201...
NIU’s second-year students are encouraged to sign up for one or more of 18 service opportunities during February 2017 as part of Sophomore Days of Service. Sophomore Days of Service, sponsored by First- and Second-Year Experience, offers community service opportunities throughout the month of February that are designed to engage and connect second-year students within...
NIU alumnus Derrick Strand (accountancy ’90), an organizational strategist and self-described “machete thinker,” will deliver a Jobs PLUS talk on “working effectively in teams” at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the NIU Convocation Center. The event is open to all NIU students. “High-performing teams don’t ‘just happen’,” Strand says. A lot of work goes...
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...
Book cover of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson
NIU faculty, administrators, staff, returning students and community members are encouraged to “Get the Book, Read the Book and Donate the Book” as a part of the Common Reading Experience (CRE) this fall. The book, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” discusses author Bryan Stevenson’s work as a young lawyer fighting against poverty...
Bryan Stevenson
First- and Second-Year Experience (FSYE) invites faculty, staff, students, community members and the colleges departments and organizations they are affiliated with to share programs and initiatives associated with the themes of NIU’s Common Reading Experience (CRE) and “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” In addition to outlining the benefits of submitting your program,...
Photo of a prisoner in handcuffs
NIU students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to experience “A Day in a Life of a Prisoner” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Stevenson Smart Classroom of Stevenson Residence Hall. First- and Second-Year Experience is hosting this event as a part of NIU’s 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience, “Just Mercy:...
Holmes Student Center in fall
Interested in helping first-year students succeed at NIU? Apply to become a UNIV 101/201 educator for fall 2016. UNIV 101 is a one-credit academic seminar focused on helping first-year students develop the essential skills needed to make an enjoyable and successful transition to NIU. UNIV 201 is a similar course designed specifically for transfer students....
NIU in fall
Interested in helping first-year students succeed at NIU? Apply to become a UNIV 101/201 educator for fall 2016. UNIV 101 is a one-credit academic seminar focused on helping first-year students develop the essential skills needed to make an enjoyable and successful transition to NIU. UNIV 201 is a similar course designed specifically for transfer students....
NIU’s second-year students are invited to sign up for the fourth annual Sophomore Days of Service occurring throughout February 2016. Sophomore Days of Service, sponsored by First- and Second-Year Experience, provides several brief service opportunities for students to get involved with the NIU campus and surrounding communities. Second-year programs, such as Sophomore Days of Service,...
HUMAN: The Movie
Filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Now the first volume of his trilogy, “HUMAN The Movie,” will be shown at NIU at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct, 26, as part of NIU’s 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience. The event will take place in...
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