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Jenée Carlson
NIU freshman Jenée Carlson has been honored among the 2016 class of Newman Civic Fellows. Carlson, who is a business major and NIU Research Rookie, is making an immediate and powerful impact on campus thank to her passion to improve the food security in her hometown and university community. “I chose to major in business...
Photo of a bowl of chicken noodle soup
Interested in giving back to the NIU and DeKalb community by fighting hunger while enjoying delicious soup? Attend the 18th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday, April 13. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Come enjoy delicious, homemade soups prepared by NIU students...
Dennis Barsema and Jenée Carlson
For some, the recent holiday season invokes memories of food overflowing on dining room tables. But for many on college campuses across the country, an abundance of food is far from the reality. Several national media outlets – the Atlantic, the New York Times and Rolling Stone, among others – recently carried stories about hidden...
Huskies Student Food Pantry logo
NIU’s College of Education is now accepting donations of food and personal hygiene products for the Huskies Student Food Pantry. The pantry, which relies on donations and volunteers, strives to provide non-perishable, supplemental food and other necessities for NIU students who are in need of support. Kathy Zuidema, who works in NIU Career Services and...
NIU Communiversity Gardens
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) has added a fourth Communiversity Garden site at Northern Illinois University, part of a growing partnership with the university. The Annie Glidden Heritage Garden, consisting of four 5-foot-by-10-foot raised beds, is located on the property of the NIU Foundation, next to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. “We are pleased...
Huskies Student Food Pantry
Kathy Zuidema knows that NIU students thirst for knowledge. She doesn’t want them to worry about being hungry as well. “Everyone’s heard the old adage about starving college students; well, it’s true, and even to a greater extent than we think,” said Zuidema, NIU employer relations specialist and founder of the Huskies Student Food Pantry. “Statistics show that...
Eboo Patel
In an era of global religious conflict, the United State is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout nation in the West. Will faith be a barrier of division or a bridge of cooperation? Eboo Patel, author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle...