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Andrew L. Traver
Andrew Traver, an NIU alumnus and current director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. His presentation is part of Sociology Week, a 13-year campus tradition. Traver is the fifth civilian NCIS director. As director, he leads the agency...
Kay Forest
Friends, colleagues and former students of the late Kay Forest use remarkably similar words to describe the longtime NIU faculty member and retired chair of the Department of Sociology. Passionate. Loyal. Devoted mentor. Great mind. Committed to social justice. Whether she was teaching, writing, facilitating dialogue, or serving on a university committee, colleagues say Forest...
Huskie Alternative Breaks
Sixty-seven NIU students and alumni donated almost 1,000 hours of their 2014 spring break time to non-profit organizations in Pensacola, Fla. These volunteers enriched the lives of residents in the community, built lifelong friendships and proved that NIU students and alumni truly strive to be contributing members of the global community A variety of students...
Andrew L. Traver
Northern Illinois University alumnus Andrew L. Traver was recently named the fifth civilian director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. NCIS is in charge of investigating and defeating terrorist, foreign intelligence and criminal threats to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Traver is responsible for developing and expanding strong partnerships with law enforcement organizations, security...
Jordan Threloff
Junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) of the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team was named the Mid-American Conference’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced today. The award is voted on by a select group of faculty athletic representatives from the conference’s member institutions. Threloff, a sociology major with a 4.0 GPA, averaged...
Photo of hands and arms reaching through prison cell bars
The Northern Illinois Criminal Justice Association and the NIU Department of Sociology will host a panel discussion titled, “Life After Incarceration,” highlighting issues faced by those who have been released from prison and the struggles they face as they re-enter society. The discussion will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Holmes...
The former Finnish Majakka Hall is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
A research report compiled and presented by an NIU sociology professor and her student research team to the Landmark Commission of DeKalb and the DeKalb City Council has prompted the granting of historic landmark status to the former Finnish Majakka Hall. The current occupant of the building at 1021 State St. is the non-profit organization,...
Just Goods
Now that you survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to shop Fair Trade Wednesday and Thursday. The Sociology Student Organization is hosting its annual Fair Trade Gift Sale in partnership with Just Goods from Rockford. A portion of the proceeds supports the Department of Sociology’s Alternative Spring Break Habitat for Humanity trip. This...
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No government can exist without monetary support from its populace, and no democratic nation can thrive without the moral support of its citizenry.