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The Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., has awarded scholarships to each of the four NIU students who interned this summer in the nation’s capital, but the real payoff was in the experience itself. The interns rubbed shoulders with political powerhouses, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner and NIU alumnus and former Speaker...
Matt Streb
The Mid-American Conference announced that Matthew Streb, the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) at Northern Illinois University will take over as chair of the MAC Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives, replacing Western Michigan University’s Fred Sitkins. The announcement came following the conclusion of the 2013 MAC Spring Meetings in Cleveland, Ohio. In December, Streb–an associate professor...
Nabal Jefferson
Nabal Jefferson, a Chicago native who helped lead the Northern Illinois football program to unprecedented heights during his four years as a Huskie, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship worth $7,500, the NCAA announced earlier this week. The NCAA presents 174 postgraduate scholarships each year to deserving senior student-athletes across all divisions and all...
Matt Streb
by Matt Streb The presidential debates are now over and we are two weeks away from Election Day.  The national polls show a dead heat, and that is unlikely to change, even after Monday night’s debate.  Simply put, there are not many undecided voters left, and those who are undecided probably were not watching a...
Alan Abramowitz
Just a couple days after the second of three presidential debates, Emory University’s Alan Abramowitz will deliver a presentation titled “Predicting the 2012 Presidential Election” as part of NIU’s Election 2012 Presidential Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Abramowitz is a popular expert on national politics, polling...
Jenner Sio
Four Northern Illinois student-athletes were named 2012 1A FAR Academic Excellence award recipients. NIU volleyball player Kristin Hoffman, punter Ryan Neir of the Huskie football team, women’s golfer Kelsie Passolt and track and field’s Jenner Sio were among 55 awardees from Mid-American Conference schools on the list. Student-athletes who carry a 3.8 GPA, have competed...
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2013. Each student will intern for a...
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Tonight’s first installment in the Department of Political Science’s Presidential Speaker Series will stream live. The series features national political experts who will offer unique insights on the presidential election. It begins at 7 p.m. with a presentation titled “The Impact of Citizens United: The Role of Money in the 2012 Elections.” Richard Hasen from...
Matt Streb
NIU’s Department of Political Science this fall is presenting a “Presidential Speaker Series” featuring national political experts, including former U.S. Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, to provide students, faculty and community members with unique insights on the presidential election. “We have fascinating and well known speakers, and we’ll be talking about issues of...
Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois Volleyball standout setter Kristin Hoffman (2008-11) has added another prestigious award to her impressive list of career honors as she was named the Mid-American Conference’s female 2012 Bob James Memorial Award winner, the league announced Tuesday. “When I received a phone call from Korinth Patterson from the MAC office last week, I was...
NIU D.C. intern Gary Timmins with U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley.
NIU students recognized for their work as summer interns in Washington, D.C. The Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., has awarded scholarships to each of the four NIU students who interned this summer in the nation’s capital, with one student taking home top honors among all interns from Illinois. Gary Timmins, a graduating senior with...
Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois volleyball senior Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) is one of 58 student-athletes for the 2011 fall season to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The standout setter recently finished a noteworthy four-year career with the Huskie volleyball program. “What Kristin has accomplished at Northern Illinois is simply outstanding,” said Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president...
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