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Hannah Jenkins would have spent her summer gardening at NIU for free. But, as the first paid intern for the college’s Communiversity Gardens, she was happy to earn a paycheck. Jenkins, a 21-year-old environmental studies major at NIU, earned the position as part of a Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. A partnership between Campus...
Destiny McDonald, ’10, M.S.Ed. ’12, and other Huskies helped changed the life of an elderly man in Joplin, Missouri, in one week after he had been struggling to rebuild his home for two years because of a tornado that had devastated the town. During a Huskie Alternative Break, McDonald and 10 students worked with the...
 The NIU Communiversity Gardens seeks a student for a paid community research opportunity. The student selected for this project will be responsible for developing materials to recruit, train and integrate interns with the NIU Communiversity Gardens. The student will also develop assessment materials to review the program and its impact for interns. This project starts...
Communiversity Gardens
It is said that gardens are the first sign of commitment to a community, and that to plant a garden is to plant a hope. The NIU Communiversity Gardens couldn’t hold more truth to these expressions. Since the garden’s ground breaking in 2014, students, faculty, staff and community members have successfully worked together to produce...
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...
Hunger Action Month
NIU is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to present Hunger Action Month to the campus community this September. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign created by Feeding America to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings greater attention to hunger in the United States and...
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...
Communiversity Gardens
Last summer, NIU students helped to grow, harvest and donate more than 500 pounds of vegetables from the NIU Communiversity Gardens. This year is on target to easily surpass that total. By bringing the community and university together, lead volunteer Michael Payne says he hopes to help lead that charge. “The gardens help the community...