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Jaymie Simmon
“The God Gene,” a satirical thriller by Jaymie Simmon, B.A. ’70, won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction. The novel was also a finalist in the 2013 Midwest Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction, and a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for Fiction. “Winning an award is exciting, but...
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,...
Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella
The NIU Foundation Venture Grants Committee has announced Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella as recipients of the 2013 Venture Grants. In partnership with NIU’s Technology Transfer Office and the Northern Illinois Research Foundation, the NIU Foundation Grants Committee has chosen the proposals that most closely exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and potential for marketability reflected...
Clockwise, from top left: Sharon Freeman, Shyree M. Sanan, Scott Walstrom and Steve Sarver
Four members of NIU’s Operating Staff have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Service Award for 2013. The recipients are Sharon Freeman, lead secretary, Academic Advising Center; Shyree M. Sanan, business/administrative associate in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies; Steve Sarver, administrative assistant in the Office of Development; and Scott Walstrom, senior photographer in Media...
NIU students will celebrate “Huskies Say Thanks” Friday, April 19, by handing out special “thank-you” ribbons to raise awareness of donor support. The NIU Alumni Association, the NIU Foundation and Northern Lights Ambassadors have partnered to make this day of recognition possible. Allison Mass, a Northern Lights Ambassador, says the purpose of the day is...
Photo of colorful balloons on strings
Staff members at the NIU Foundation understand how hard their campus colleagues work. They also know that employees care deeply about the success of the university and, mostly, the academic and career enrichment of its students. That’s why they’re sending letters Monday, March 25, to faculty and staff to solicit financial contributions that will fund...
Logo of the NIU Foundation
The newly revamped NIU Foundation Venture Grants program moves into full swing Friday, Jan. 25, when five NIU faculty members will begin recruiting teams to help them move their inventions from concept to commercial reality. The event is planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. Participating faculty,...
The Chessicks cheer on the Huskies in the Orange Bowl.
The Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumni Council recently honored two of its most generous donors and passionate advocates. Kenneth (’84) and Ellen Chessick were honored in December at an NIU Law reception held at Chicago’s Sheraton Hotel. Hosted by Dean Jennifer Rosato and the NIU Law Board of Visitors, the event took place...
A Huskie cheerleader and a snake count down to 2013 at Jungle Island in Florida.
For a few minutes on New Year’s Eve, Henry Kappler and Jennifer Knigge replaced Jordan Lynch and Martel Moore as the most talked-about duo in Huskie Nation. With the Huskie Marching Band packed on to the dance floor, Kappler, a graduate assistant who helps manage the band, took to the stage at the NIU Alumni...
Call it the Orange Bowl Express: a 24-hour drive, 26 buses, 52 trip advisers, 78 drivers, 1,300 Northern Illinois University students, 1,400 box lunches, 1,430 miles and 12,480 bottles of water. Caravans of buses packed with students and supplies left the NIU Convocation Center in four waves Sunday afternoon, headed to South Florida, where Huskie...
For the average NIU student, the opportunity to travel to Miami to watch their fellow Huskies make history might seem like a long shot, but alumni support is putting the odds in students’ favor. In an effort to help all Orange Bowl goers see RED, the university is offering a $150 Huskie Students Go Bowling...
Photo of a graduate in cap and gown with diploma hugging mother
Students at NIU achieve amazing things, even though some face tremendous financial obstacles. Rising costs of higher education, combined with the jeopardy that the employee dependent tuition waiver is facing, has motivated the Supportive Professional Staff Council to build a scholarship fund for it dependents. The SPS Scholarship Fund will provide scholarship support for children and...
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