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If actions speak louder than words, Kurt Thurmaier is sending a message loud and clear. The NIU Presidential Engagement Professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration, School of Public and Global Affairs, successfully completed his second trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, on Jan. 30. Thurmaier’s efforts were on...
Walk with Water
Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a non-governmental organization based in DeKalb and co-founded by NIU Department of Public Administration Chair Kurt Thurmaier, is sponsoring its third Walk with Water fundraising event. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons on the NIU campus....
TDS volunteer Carol Forseth passes a bag of sand to a volunteer to help build the Nyegina Library and Community Resource Center.
The University Women’s Club will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Bethany Lutheran Church 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. Husbands, partners and families also are welcome. To attend, bring a salad, vegetable or dessert. RSVP with food information and number of guests by Monday, Nov. 11, to [email protected] Enter through...
An NIU study abroad trip to Tanzania brought together 10 students from various programs to unite for one cause while also enriching their own individual interests. For four weeks this past summer, the study abroad group explored the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries, specifically in Nyegina, Tanzania. The program is part of...
Walk with Water
Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a non-profit organization based in DeKalb,  is sponsoring a “Walk with Water” fundraising event from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. The event aims to raise funds for construction of a library in Nyegina, Tanzania, and give students and NIU community members...
Kurt Thurmaier and Lucy
NIU professor Kurt Thurmaier will deliver a talk about educating young women in Tanzania to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 7. The 45-minute presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. Thurmaier serves as director of NIU’s Division of Public Administration and also is president and cofounder of...
Engineers Without Borders
Instead of skiing or sledding down snow-covered slopes, or lounging near swimming pools in warmer climes, a half-dozen NIU students who are members of the organization Engineers Without Borders will spend their holiday break in Nyegina, Tanzania. NIU’s students will get their hands dirty at the Nyegina Secondary School, rebuilding the oven used to cook...