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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:...
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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Members of the NIU community can make a difference in the lives of young children by donating a book to “The Storybook Project,” a service event connected with the 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience. The Storybook Project provides books to young children and grandchildren of inmates in area correctional institutions through a social service agency, Lutheran...
Photo of a prisoner in handcuffs
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, unique characteristics of prisons pose important implications for treating clients within this setting. Despite the possibility that experience with legal matters might be detrimental to individuals involved, such experiences can also result in positive change. The Northern Illinois University Counseling Association will host a lecture...
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The Northern Illinois Criminal Justice Association and the NIU Department of Sociology will host a panel discussion titled, “Life After Incarceration,” highlighting issues faced by those who have been released from prison and the struggles they face as they re-enter society. The discussion will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Holmes...