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Top: Gregory P. Barker and Melissa Burlingame Bottom: William C. McCoy and Mark McGowan
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. Recipients are Gregory P. Barker, director of Testing Services and Academic Affairs Research Support; Melissa Burlingame, current research associate in the Center for Governmental Studies and former program coordinator for the Institute for the Study of...
Hunger Action Month
As a part of Hunger Action Month, NIU will host a fast-paced discussion on the issue of hunger and how it presents itself locally, regionally and globally. Courtney Gallaher, a professor in the Department of Geography, will moderate the conversation.from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Wirtz Hall auditorium (Room 101). Panelists...
NIU Communiversity Gardens
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) has added a fourth Communiversity Garden site at Northern Illinois University, part of a growing partnership with the university. The Annie Glidden Heritage Garden, consisting of four 5-foot-by-10-foot raised beds, is located on the property of the NIU Foundation, next to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. “We are pleased...
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Helping students pursue their dreams can prove difficult, especially with the interdisciplinary nature of environmental education. NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE Institute) is bringing together environmental educators, especially from two-year colleges, to build a northern Illinois environmental education network. The ESE Institute will host the Regional Summit on...
Give and Go! Move Out 2015
With the end of the spring semester and students packing up for the summer break, Northern Illinois University is preparing for the annual flood of unwanted household items typically discarded by students departing on-campus housing. Students leaving campus encounter storage and car trunks that can only hold so much, and often leave perfectly good clothes,...
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s 2015 SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Pat Anderson, director of Alumni Relations; Ben Bingle, specialist/outreach coordinator of the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD); Betsy Hull, assistant to the dean in the College of Education; and...
Give and Go! Move Out 2014
Each semester since the fall of 2012, Northern Illinois University’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, along with Housing and Dining, has partnered with Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois to collect usable goods. Since the beginning of the partnership, more than 30,000 pounds of items have been collected and diverted from...
Green Lens Environmental Film Festival logo
Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate the Earth at the annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival. The festival runs from Monday, Feb. 24, through Thursday, Feb. 27, at NIU and downtown DeKalb and offers film screenings, filmmaker presentations, kids’ crafts, panel discussions, an environmental art fair and other events to help people...
DIP DODGE DUCK DIVE ... RELAX?
Housing & Dining invites students to become part of the “New Hall Network.” The New Hall Network is a series of events designed to help students succeed academically and to prepare them for career success as well. All of the events focus on the different aspects and dimensions of being successful, starting in the classroom...
Green Lens Environmental Film Festival logo
Channel your inner Ebert this winter by helping screen and select films for the Green Lens Environmental Film Festival. Green Lens is seeking volunteers to judge entries for best narrative short, documentary short and student film. To participate in the judging process, send an application inquiry and a short biography to [email protected] Community members, students...
Carlos Velazquez receives the Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Outstanding Service Award in 2011.
NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy will host a presentation of “The Inuit: Today’s Victims of Global Climate Change” by Carlos Velazquez, an Otomi Indian and mechanical engineer. The talk will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center....
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April’s strong, gusty winds are good for more than just flying kites. The next Bright Futures program, “Fun with Wind Energy,” will introduce elementary and middle school students to alternative energy and the science behind wind turbines. This free event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at NIU’s Engineering Building, 590 Garden Road....
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