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Supporting undocumented student success on college campuses has emerged as a complex issue of increasing importance. This growing population of college students faces unique challenges each day – challenges such as the struggle to fund their education in the absence of federal or state financial aid including work study, the stigma of not having a Social...
Eric A. Weldy
Following a 10-month national search, Northern Illinois University announced it has selected Eric A. Weldy, associate vice president for Student Affairs at Florida State University, as its new vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Weldy will assume his duties at NIU beginning July 1, 2013. “In Eric, NIU found a great person to...
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Who are the graduating seniors who have a healthy disregard for the impossible? Who are principled in their interactions with others and use their core values to guide their efforts, both personally and professionally? And who has made a meaningful contribution to NIU, the broader community and society? These are the individuals the university seeks...
Huskie Pride button: Red & Black Today / Game Tomorrow
Intercollegiate Athletics, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, is working to further promote Huskie Pride across campus. The two departments are encouraging the entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff, to wear school colors and apparel the day before home football games in support of “Red & Black Fridays”...
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Dan Gediman, executive producer of National Public Radio’s “This I Believe” series and co-editor of the books, “This I Believe” and “This I Believe II” is coming to NIU. Gediman will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. For...
Melanie Thompson
Every day provides a new opportunity to make a decision that will have a positive influence in the life of a student. It’s a philosophy that motivates Melanie Tucker Thompson, recently appointed as acting assistant vice president for Student Services. “The departments that I am leading reach the lives of thousands of students, starting from...
Jeanne Meyer
Jeanne Meyer has been both a prosecutor and a public defender. She’s been both a police officer who arrested those who broke the law and a sturdy support system for those innocent victims of crime. Now the NIU police sergeant and former victim advocate in the NIU Office of Support and Advocacy has taken on...
Kelly Wesener Michael
Northern Illinois University has announced the appointment of Kelly Wesener Michael as acting vice president of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, effective July 1. Wesener Michael will oversee the division during the national search for a permanent replacement for Brian O. Hemphill, who has accepted the position of president of West Virginia...
Joyce Ester
Bitten “by the Student Affairs bug,” Joyce Ester says that her time at NIU as a graduate assistant in housing “led me to where I am today.” And where she is today is no small feat. After a nationwide search, Ester was selected in November to be president of Kennedy-King College, one of the City...
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Do you like taking pictures? Do you want the chance to win a free iPad? Want to show everyone what an “open community” means to you at NIU? Submit your photos by Saturday, Dec. 31, to the Northern Pact Open Lens Photo Contest for a chance to display your photos on the NIU website and...
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What do you believe? Could you say it in 500 words or less? From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, First-Year Connections invites the campus to grab some free pizza, speak and hear others speak about personal beliefs at an open mic event. All are welcome. The event, which will take place in the...
Ask me about my job!
Interested in pursuing a career in student affairs? October is Careers in Student Affairs Month. NIU’s Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management will host a panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 19, to offer insight from current professionals on how to start a career in the profession. Audience members also are encouraged to ask questions about...
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