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Hannah Jenkins would have spent her summer gardening at NIU for free. But, as the first paid intern for the college’s Communiversity Gardens, she was happy to earn a paycheck. Jenkins, a 21-year-old environmental studies major at NIU, earned the position as part of a Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. A partnership between Campus...
Increased energy efficiency, water conservation, expansion of recycling efforts and more are all happening at NIU, and the work of a diverse cross-section of NIU faculty, staff, students and community members are working together to make it happen. Raising awareness of the efforts of the Green Team is what Melissa Burlingame, assistant director of the...
About 10 years ago, Nay Yan Oo was working toward a degree in computer science at the Government Computer College in Pathein, Myanmar. But he kept running into a major snafu – access to a computer. “I got a degree in computer science but didn’t get many chances to use the computer lab,” says the...
Logo of Engineers Without Borders USA
NIU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) returns to Mexico again this month to continue its five-year sustainability improvement contract for CATIS-Mexico. For the first time, these engineers will be joined by students and advisers from multiple disciplines across NIU’s campus. With the support and guidance of iCatis (International Centers for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Sustainability), EWB...
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Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is announcing administrative changes in the college, including a new leader for the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. McCord selected professor Kristin Huffine of the Department of History as the center’s new acting director, effective Aug. 16 through June 30, 2015. “Dr....
Logos of Goodwill and Keep America Beautiful
Northern Illinois University students are accustomed to the annual Move-in Day, kicking off the start of the fall semester. Now there’s a new end-of-the-school-year wrinkle: Move-out Week. NIU has been selected as one of five colleges and universities nationwide to partner up with Goodwill Industries and Keep America Beautiful on a pilot “move-out week” program....
NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy will host an Environmental Studies Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on the third floor of the Health Services Building. All are invited to the new office location to help celebrate the launch of the environmental studies major. Come to...
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Northern Illinois University is launching two new bachelor degree programs, both of which will appeal to students who seek careers that will make a difference in the world around them. The Illinois Board of Higher Education earlier this month approved the new interdisciplinary majors—one in environmental studies and the other in community leadership and civic engagement....
NIU will host a two-day international workshop early next month examining the cultural models of nature and the environment held by primary food producers worldwide. Department of Anthropology professor Giovanni Bennardo, organizer of the event, said results of the workshop will be of interest to area scholars, policymakers and individuals who are engaged in the...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
A classroom of NIU students who share a passion for the environment had an opportunity Wednesday to open a dialogue about climate, clean energy and green jobs with one of Washington, D.C.’s movers and shakers: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. The students interacted via videoconference with the Democratic senator as he discussed a wide range of environmental...
Is Change a DIRTY Word? poster
NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy will host its first environmental film festival Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. “Is Change a ‘Dirty’ Word?” is the theme of this year’s festival, which will feature four environmental documentaries, an environmental art exhibit and a...
Book cover of "The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol Adams
Author, feminist and activist Carol J. Adams will visit NIU to speak on “The Sexual Politics of Meat” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Adams’ lecture will explore the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food. Taking an ecofeminist...
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