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Pianist Yao Lin traveled 6,600 miles from her native city of Beijing because she was offered a full scholarship and graduate assistantship from the NIU School of Music. But a short bike ride on campus left her unable to play the piano. Lin, known on campus as Lina, remembers hitting the ground and losing feeling in...
Sarah Blackstone (left) and Candice Rilling staff a table at “Fitfest 2013”
Health Enhancement, NIU’s health promotion program in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, has announced the first recipient of the Toni Lotsof Internship. Sarah Blackstone, a graduate student in Public Health and a lifelong DeKalb resident, is working this summer with “Live Healthy DeKalb County.” The initiative is a collaboration between Kishwaukee Hospital,...
Book cover of "The Fault in Our Stars"
Local teens are invited to read “The Fault in Our Stars” by wildly popular author John Green and then come together for the STEM Teen Read book discussion, scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Graham Hall 223. Experts from NIU and the community will join the teen readers to discuss the science behind the fiction in one...
As morning dawned Saturday, Oct. 20, on the NIU Convocation Center, thousands of spectators eagerly waited to see what the third annual STEMfest would have in store. Visitors from all over Illinois and Indiana traveled to DeKalb to witness a unique experience of science, technology, engineering and mathematics under one roof. STEMfest continues to grow...
The scenario is a familiar one: Homecoming week activities are planned for the Convocation Center, and students are arriving early to set up for a special activity. Then an extraordinary event takes place. Three cars are involved in a crash near the Convo, and the driver of another vehicle– “rubbernecking” the first accident—strikes pedestrians, injuring...
As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out over the festival floor’s hundreds of hands-on exhibits and threw out her arms...
Northern Illinois University students and local community members are invited to witness the devastation caused by an alcohol-related car crash during a mock DUI rescue. The annual simulation will take place in lot C of the NIU Convocation Center from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Conducted by the NIU Department of Police and...
Stemfest 2010
After a hugely successful event last year, NIU now is gearing up to hold its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival, better known as STEMfest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the NIU Convocation Center. The festival promises to be even bigger and better than ever with backing from lead...
Photo of Convocation Center sign
Looking for a way to get out of the house and stay active as the cold winter weather approaches? NIU Athletics has the perfect solution to shake those winter blues and keep active with the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Center for Joint Care’s free “Get Healthy with the Huskies” program: Fans of men’s and women’s basketball fans...