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Things just got easier for NIU students looking to answer that age-old question: What is there to do around here? The Division of Marketing and Communications introduces What2Do.niu.edu, a comprehensive online collection of information about events, clubs, teams, Greek life, volunteer opportunities, the local music scene and more. The site is part of university efforts...
McKearn Summer Fellow Patrick Price presents his artwork at the 2013 Summer Research Symposium.
Participants from summer research programs will present their work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in Altgeld Hall. Both NIU and non-NIU students have participated in three formal research programs on campus this summer, including Research Experience for Undergraduates, McKearn Summer Fellows and the Summer Research Opportunities Program. Each eight-week provides students...
Photo of a traffic light on "green"
During the spring 2014 semester, Planning & Assessment, on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, engaged in a new initiative to assess the weekend behaviors of NIU’s students. This topic was chosen by a group of individuals from within the division to better inform program and service delivery, and to examine...
NIU’s MAP-Works, a first-year success program for new freshmen and transfer students, has been recognized by EBI MAP-Works with a 2014 Excellence Award. Last month’s honor marked the third consecutive year NIU earned praise for its innovation in student retention systems and program assessments for higher education. The accolades for NIU and seven other institutions came...
Huskie Service Scholars
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2014-2015 academic year. HSS is a program that seeks new first-generation or low-income freshmen or transfer students who enjoy serving in the community. In addition to seeking first-year students, or fellows, HSS is also...
The former Finnish Majakka Hall is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
May is National Preservation Month, and with the help of grants and donations, DeKalb Area Women’s Center is ready to begin its own preservation efforts on the former Finnish Hall, now home to this non-profit organization. The DAWC was incorporated in 1993 to advocate for women and sponsors an art gallery along with a wide...
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In between studying and end of semester exams, members of the student organization NIU CAUSE (the Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs) raised and donated $2,500 to four worthy causes. The funds were used for: A new $1,000 CAUSE scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship. The CAUSE scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified NIU students who pursue...
Julia Spears and Maria Senf
Congratulations to the 2013-14 Huskie Research Rookies! To recap the work of the 39 undergraduate students, here are a few facts to showcase these hard-working students: This year’s Research Rookies represented 20 majors and five colleges. One hundred percent of the 2013-14 class of Research Rookies would recommend the program to a friend. Students from...
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The Holmes Student Center – check that; the Holmes Study Center – will stay open 24 hours a day from Wednesday, April 30, through Thursday, May 8, as a place to prepare for final exams. Final exams begin Saturday, May 3, and continue through Thursday, May 8. Free cookies and coffee will be served from...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU student Michelle Romero
Students from NIU and colleges and universities across Illinois are encouraged to join Gov. Pat Quinn for a “MAP Matters Day” rally Wednesday, April 30, in Springfield. Quinn will stand up during a 12:30 p.m. gathering in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol to push lawmakers to double MAP grant funding. The governor visited...
NIU Outdoor Adventures
The Outdoor Adventures program at NIU has provided outdoor recreation experiences for students, faculty, staff and the general public for many years. Assistant Director Christine Lagattolla has found that one way to really engage and inform participants is through the mutually beneficial experience of volunteer trips. Lagattolla participates in a volunteer vacation each year with the...
Freshman biology major Lydia Moore works with Sherine Elsawa in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
As Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD) gets closer and closer, NIU students are working hard to complete their research and artistry projects. Some of these students who will be presenting their work are part of the Huskie Research Rookies program. Huskie Research Rookies links undergraduate first-year, sophomore, and transfer students with faculty mentors in...
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