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Are you the first person in your family attending college? If so, come meet other first-generation college students and enjoy hearing about important resources available to you at the “First Generation College Student Check-In,” from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in the Stevenson North Lobby. There will be free refreshments, relaxation and therapy...
  Provost Lisa Freeman explains NIU PLUS during town hall No matter how well a university is marketed to prospective students, NIU Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman said, it must back up its claims with “a quality product.” “NIU PLUS is a quality product,” Freeman proudly told the in-person and online audiences Thursday...
Looking to become more independent in your research? Interested in conducting a service learning project? Want to get funding for a study abroad trip or travel to a conference? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider applying to either Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) or the Student Engagement...
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Basics Workshop is a workshop organized to increase students’ familiarity with the GRE and provide a detailed overview of the GRE test. Each one-day session will cover the same materials including what the GRE is, types of questions, sections offered and basic study tips. Students are encouraged to register for...
Calling all faculty members conducting research this year: If you are interested in having an undergraduate student assist you with your research project, consider filling out the Faculty Mentor Interest Form. Faculty mentors are expected to guide students through the research or artistry process while providing their student with learning resources and necessary tools for...
NIU is launching it first Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program. The program aims to promote the interrelationship of teaching, research and service through theory, action and reflection in response to community needs and to develop and translate academic knowledge, critical thinking and community engagement into civic responsibility. The Faculty Fellows program provides an opportunity for one...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fourth annual Summer Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Altgeld Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Any undergraduate student who has participated in faculty-mentored research or artistry over the course of the 2015-16 academic...
Shanay Murdock
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning hosted a brown bag colloquia series this semester to showcase the work of students who achieved success in their independent research, artistry or civic engagement projects. The colloquia series wrapped up with presentations from four undergraduate students. Senior Jessica Sandlund from Community Leadership and Civic Engagement discussed...
Patricia Tattersall (left) is congratulated by Lisa Freeman, NIU executive vice president and provost
Members of the NIU campus community gathered April 19 to witness more than 200 undergraduate research, artistry and community engagement presentations by student leaders and scholars from a variety of disciplines. With more than 900 people in attendance, the seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and the third annual Community Engagement Showcase became not...
Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School
NIU’s upcoming Service-Learning Institute will examine academic service-learning, community partner expectations and the use of critical reflection and considerations for tenure and promotion Hosted by the NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, in partnership with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, “When the Classroom and Community Collide” is scheduled from 9 to...
Guillermo Benitez and Stephanie Salazar
Hundreds of NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry April 19 during the university’s seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). NIU recognized the following award winners at the conclusion of the combined events. Descriptions of...
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...
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