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Briana Smith
How is the state budget impasse, now in its eighth month, hurting DeKalb County? Bianka Rios has an answer. Rios, who’s pursuing a degree in human resources from Kishwaukee College with a minor in accounting, plans to transfer to NIU. A wife, and the mother of a 3-year-old son, Rios already juggles two jobs, one...
Raquel Chavez, now NIU’s student trustee, speaks during last year’s Unity Walk.
“Celebrating our Diverse Community” will be the theme for the second annual Unity Walk, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will walk together and celebrate their shared opportunity to live, grow and learn next to one another. DeKalb Mayor John Rey, Pastor Janet Hunt, NIU Provost...
NIU President Doug Baker and DeKalb Mayor John Rey
With a relationship spanning 120 years, it is mostly impossible to separate NIU from its home communities of DeKalb and DeKalb County. The university and the municipalities operate not so much as sisters as they are an interrelated social and economic system. Collaborations among organizations and their chief executive officers is teamwork important for the...
Photo of a "Welcome to DeKalb: Huskie Country" road sign
The City of DeKalb has embarked on a multi-year, collaborative, grassroots strategic planning effort. The end results will be a 10-year vision for the city as well as a set of shorter-term specific actions to move toward that vision. To accomplish this, the city is turning to city residents, students, workers and employers to share...
NIU First Lady Dana Stover admires “Wig” by Danielle Dobies at the entrance to Gallery 215.
A Sept. 4 open house at the NIU Gallery 215 on Fourth Street brought out a crowd of art lovers, including local notables.
Parade of Flags 2013
More than 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 15th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, inside the Convocation Center. Participants will march through the Convo and hear from Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for international affairs, who will...
Community Gardens
NIU President Doug Baker’s call for stronger connections between the university and its host community has generated dozens of ideas from enthusiastic supporters of both town and gown. In just 12 months, the number of active “communiversity” projects has more than doubled, with many more ideas waiting in the wings. Rather than limiting new initiatives,...
John Rey
DeKalb Mayor John Rey is the guest speaker Wednesday, June 25, at the Friends of NIU Libraries Annual Meeting and Ice Cream Social. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. Parking is available in the lot on...
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NIU will host “Operation Graduation” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to celebrate National TRiO Day. Sponsored by Student Support Services, workshops will be held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Topics include: Social Media: Creating Your Own Brand College Readiness: Survival, Planning and Study Skills Graduate School...
The NIU Unity Conference and Celebration, a campus-wide collaboration scheduled in late September, will celebrate the university’s unity and diversity and feature Freireian-inspired social justice work. Coordinators are Molly Swick, instructor in both the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) and the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, and Adam Lopez, NIU...
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NIU’s Operating Staff Council will host the annual StaffFest from 11:15 a.m. to 1::30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Approximately 1,000 operating staff employees will enjoy lunch on the council, which will give away around 185 door prizes. The event also will feature a 50/50 raffle...