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Women of NIU are invited to the Spring Women’s Conference, scheduled Friday, May 3, at the Yordon Center. This event promotes dialogue, empowerment and understanding for women related to career advancement as they navigate the culture and political climate in higher education. Conference sessions will be most helpful for new to mid-level professionals in higher...
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The Northern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Nominations for the Class of 2013 will remain open through Sunday, March 31. The NIU Athletics Hall of Fame is open to standout Huskie student-athletes and teams 10 years after the completion of their eligibility and...
Logos of NIU Intercollegiate Athletics and the Salvation Army
Northern Illinois Athletics and the NIU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will show their support for the Salvation Army of DeKalb and the organization’s annual “Kettle Kickoff.” Any person who makes a donation of cash or canned food to the Salvation Army from Sunday, Nov. 11, to Wednesday, Nov. 14, will receive a coupon good for $10...
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NIU has reached a new high-water mark in graduating its student-athletes, according to Thursday’s release of the Graduation Success Rate report from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. At 83 percent, Northern Illinois’ latest overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) – which includes student-athletes who entered NIU between 2002-2003 and 2005-06 – is the highest in school...
Huskie Pride button: Red & Black Today / Game Tomorrow
Intercollegiate Athletics, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, is working to further promote Huskie Pride across campus. The two departments are encouraging the entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff, to wear school colors and apparel the day before home football games in support of “Red & Black Fridays”...
NIU Mobile v 2.0
Version 2.0 of NIU Mobile hit Android and Apple app stores this week and adds some highly anticipated new features to the university’s free smartphone application. “One of the top requests we had is to bring the Advanced Geospatial Lab’s Huskie Bus Tracker to the app,” said Jennice O’Brien, director of Web Communications. “Now, with...
Bill Terwilliger
Bill Terwilliger, a two-sport standout at Northern Illinois and the oldest living member of the NIU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Thursday, Jan. 26. He was 93. Terwilliger was a basketball and track and field star at NIU from 1938-41, earning three letters in basketball and four in track and field. He was elected to...
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Northern Illinois Athletics ranks among the top universities in the Mid-American Conference, and has once again topped the national average in the Graduation Success Rate of its student-athletes, according to data released Wednesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For the fourth straight year, Northern Illinois’ Graduation Success Rate (GSR) topped the 80 percent...
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Intercollegiate Athletics is continuing its partnership with two NIU graduate programs to provide unique educational internship opportunities for graduate students. Students from NIU’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) who are pursuing their master’s of science degrees and students from the College of Law can spend an academic semester or year within the...
Earl Smith
Earl Smith, professor of sociology and director of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University, will talk at NIU at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Smith will speak on “Athletic Industrial Complex: Conference Realignment and Race” at the Yordon Center. This lecture will include a critical analysis of recent NCAA conference realignment, and will focus...
MacKenzie Roddy
Last year,  the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning introduced Themed Learning Communities to NIU. This year, Intercollegiate Athletics integrated into this program with its first TLC: “Developing Champions: In the classroom, in competition and in life.” With an emphasis on leadership and social justice, the 25 hand-picked freshman student-athletes who represent almost every NIU...
An idea conceived in an NIU classroom has become more than just another school project. When former Huskie defensive end Erek Benz was presented with the challenge of developing a start-up business for an entrepreneurship class, he teamed with former NIU quarterback Dan Nicholson, and business majors Christian Anderson and David Pickard. Together they created...
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