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Walk with Water
Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a non-governmental organization based in DeKalb and co-founded by NIU Department of Public Administration Chair Kurt Thurmaier, is sponsoring its third Walk with Water fundraising event. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons on the NIU campus....
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Still looking for something to do this summer? There is still time to apply for our summer 2014 study abroad programs. The Study Abroad Office provides a wide array of programs in many different areas of study so students can engage in a new cultural experience, while earning academic credit, as well as transferable job skills....
Ray Alden
Members of the NIU community have a long tradition of participation in a variety of international activities. We have every reason to be proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students in the global arena. However, to remain competitive as an institution with an international scope, we must build on synergies at NIU and with our international partners. We want...
A recent meme circulating on the Internet states: “I wish I had never gone traveling. Said no one. Ever!!” Recognizing that the world, its cultures, peoples and states have much to offer, Northern Illinois University’s University Honors Program, in close cooperation with the Study Abroad Office, has worked to provide its students (and students across...
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The University Honors Program focuses not only on the academic involvement of its students, but also on their engagement beyond the classroom. With the help of the Study Abroad Office, the University Honors Program has worked to offer students several unique study abroad opportunities for the summer of 2014. The study abroad experience in Montreal,...
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Three well-known international peace activists will share their experience with international civil rights crises, including the U.S. government’s use of drones, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The panel discussion, “Three Women Who Stand for Peace: International Civil Rights in the Age of Drones,”  is one...
Liam Teague
Liam Teague, head of steelpan studies and an associate professor in the NIU School of Music, has been named the 2014 Laureate in Arts and Letters by the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards For Excellence. Launched in 2005 by the ANSA McAL Foundation, the awards are the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition program in arts, sciences...
Ross Powell
Why should we care about global warming? Ninety-seven percent of all scientists conducting research on climate change have data to convince them that global warming is real and one of the foremost issues societies will need to cope with in the future. Yet debate rages about this issue in the public and political arenas while...
History major Ron Leonhardt used a USOAR grant to conduct research in Kandal Province, Cambodia.
Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research (USOAR) is now accepting proposals from current undergraduates interested in conducting an independent artistry or research project in 2014-2015. Share your idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. Once the faculty member has approved your idea, complete a proposal and submit it to [email protected] Be sure to include...
Rey Ty
by Rey Ty I was born and raised in Manila. My dad is from Fujian, China. My mom is from Leyte. All of my maternal relatives are from Leyte. Our hometown is Babatngon, Leyte, a 30-minute drive from Tacloban, the capital of Leyte, hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines), the...
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“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for International Affairs....
Northern Illinois University and DePaul University are teaming up to offer an anthropology of NGOs conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. The purpose of this conference is to assess, define, refine and invigorate the field of NGO studies as it applies to the anthropological community. More than 130...
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