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Huskie Hack
Hacking isn’t just for computer geeks or technical experts – it’s for everyone. NIU will host Huskie Hack from noon Saturday, Sept. 26, to noon Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Holmes Student Center. This free and interactive event is devoted to experiential learning, collaborative brainstorming and fun. Students from NIU, selected high schools and Chicagoland...
With more than $523 million in total revenue and nearly $848 million in assets, the nonprofit sector in DeKalb County is an important contributor to the regional economy. A new study explores nonprofit organizations based in DeKalb County and provides a glimpse at their funding, programs, outreach efforts and other characteristics. NIU’s Center for NGO...
Five students of NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) program spent the fall semester interning with nonprofit agencies in DeKalb and Sycamore. This is the first semester of an innovative communiversity partnership designed to provide students with experiences that will lead to career success while benefiting the local nonprofit sector. Students earn course credit...
When it comes to sustainable technology, NIU students are learning that sometimes what’s old is new. Alexis Hitzeroth and Ben Stone, both environmental studies majors, worked with two international nonprofit organizations, CATIS and Isla Mexico, for 19 days in Mexico this past summer to learn more about the methods employed there to address local environmental...
Students in a course taught this spring by Mark Schuller became social activists on such topics as environmental issues.
“Hands-on,” “practice-based,” “experiential” and “engaged” all accurately describe two unique courses offered this spring by NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) through its community leadership and civic engagement (CLCE) academic programs. “Service-learning and other engagement activities are cornerstones of the CLCE major, minor and certificate programs,” said professor Nancy Castle, NGOLD director....
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NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) will present a Non-Profit Technology Conference from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Holmes Student Center. There is no cost for nonprofit workers and volunteers, although registration is required: e-mail [email protected] The conference has been organized by Alicia Schatteman, assistant professor of nonprofit...