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When Mar Louie Mayubay, ’17, earned his master’s degree at Northern Illinois University, it wasn’t just for him. It was for his family, and in many ways, for his country. Before he jumped on a bus in the Philippines in 2016—the first step of his journey to the United States–his mother whispered in his ear,...
Anthropology graduate student Alexxandra Salazar, left, and CSEAS Director Judy Ledgerwood talk to gamelan instructor Ngurah Kertayuda, right, at the 2014 Area Studies Open House.
NIU’s four area studies centers will be out in force with food, music and dance from three regions of the world from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at this year’s International Area Studies Open House. The annual event, held outdoors on College View Court on east campus, will be hosted by the...
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Northern Illinois University is proud to welcome a special group of 70 international Fulbright Foreign Students to campus this week for its first-ever Fulbright Gateway Orientation program. This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of...
Global dinners
The NIU Dietetic Interns are hosting a series of “Around the World” themed dinners in the dining halls this semester. All are invited. Meal plans, Huskie Bucks, flex dollars and are debit/credit are available as payment options. The interns hope that these dinners will expose students to a taste of cuisines from around the world...
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...
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....
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Douglas Dining Center is serving vegetarian and international cuisine for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semester, NIU Housing and Dining has announced. “NIU has an established and committed vegetarian and international population located on-campus and off-campus. Members of the Student Food Committee brought concerns that students wanted a larger selection and variety of vegetarian...
Travel the World with Victor E.
Make plans to attend the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration held in historic and beautiful Altgeld Hall. President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters invite the entire community to this  complimentary event to enjoy a fun celebration of the holiday season. This family-oriented event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, as...
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NIU’s Grant Towers residence hall complex will host its annual signature program “Project R.E.D. – Residents Engaging in Diversity,” from Monday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Project R.E.D. promotes a more diverse and aware campus through fun and engaging activities. Events are focused around acceptance and appreciation of the vast range of diversity on...
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DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder John Acardo is reminding all residents to be prepared for holiday travel by renewing or applying for passports soon. The DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s office provides passport processing services for new applicants or individuals wishing to renew their passports. Even with expedited service, however, it takes four to six...