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The Maze Runner
Imagine waking up in the heart of a vast maze with no memory except your name. Every day, you have to run the maze, searching for a way out. Every night, the maze fills with robotic monsters and its walls change positions. That’s the chilling premise of James Dashner’s best-selling young adult novel “The Maze...
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NIU this semester is launching a new Center for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education, aimed at strengthening the university’s support of science and mathematics education throughout the region. The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved center status for a duration of five years, after which it could become permanent. The center will be housed...
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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
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Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology...
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Are you ready to embrace the challenges of leadership and change? For the ninth consecutive year, NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is offering timely, in-depth workshops for civic leaders like you who aren’t afraid to tackle the challenges of a changing government environment. More than 400 government professionals, staff members, elected officials, educators, state administrators...
Over the past two years, the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Universiti Malaysia Pahang have laid the foundation for the creation of an Engineering Technology Program for Malaysian students. The second phase of the partnership, concluded in spring of 2013, included the development of an engineering technology curriculum that included 400-level...
“This makes sense. All universities should do this!” Following those words from a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the IBHE unanimously granted permanent status to NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement in June. The Illinois Board of Higher Education’s staff grants temporary approval for new centers and institutes and then conducts a rigorous...
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John Lewis, senior research scholar at NIU’s Regional Development Institute, moderated a panel of experts in the fiber optics industry May 30 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. Broadband and Economic Development Technology Focus Luncheon. About 150 attendees learned about the importance of high-speed fiber and broadband to economic development in the region. Matthew...
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NIU has expanded its summer catalog with 60 undergraduate and 140 graduate courses offered across northern Illinois and online. A wide variety of courses are available beginning Monday, June 17, including classes from five colleges: Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts. Locations for...
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The Green Lens Environmental Film Festival will conclude Thursday, April 25, with a Green Night Out party and Best of the Fest screening in downtown DeKalb. Beginning at 5 p.m., community members are invited to spend a fun-filled evening viewing award-winning films, eating, shopping and sharing ideas for going green. Organizers say that participants should...
The third annual NIU Green Lens Environmental Film Festival has announced a call for judges. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 11. The festival, which runs from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25, is intended to encourage community interest and involvement in environmental sustainable living. Professional and student filmmakers have been invited to...
In celebration of Earth Day, NIU will host the third annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25. Presented by the NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE Institute), along with NIU Outreach, the six-day event is intended to encourage community interest and involvement...
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