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According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the number of United States residents older than 65 in 2009 numbered 39.6 million, representing about 1 in every 8 Americans. With ever-decreasing death rates, this population is expected to swell to 72.1 million people by 2030, representing almost 1 in 4 Americans. As a population in transition...
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Rather than soaking up rays on a beach in Florida, eight NIU students spent their spring break helping Living Lands and Waters clean up one of the world’s most famous waterways, the Mississippi River. Living Lands sponsored the clean-up in Memphis, hosting students from NIU and 15 other universities across the country. The students spent...
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The University Honors Program focuses not only on the academic involvement of its students, but also on their engagement beyond the classroom. With the help of the Study Abroad Office, the University Honors Program has worked to offer students several unique study abroad opportunities for the summer of 2014. The study abroad experience in Montreal,...
Karissa Kessen
NIU President Doug Baker makes his thoughts on internships abundantly clear. “Research tells us that the No. 1 predictor of Student Career Success isn’t a student’s major or grades. Rather, it comes down to this: Did the student complete an internship, preferably a paid internship, during college?” Baker said during his November inaugural address. “We...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform two shows Tuesday, March 18, at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Funds raised at the door will help the band produce its first live DVD, which was recorded in January at the Peoria Civic Center as part of the 2014 Illinois Music Education...
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Huskie Hot Topics is a residential education programming series sponsored by Housing & Dining to assist residential students in achieving success while at NIU. Each program is designed to address one of the five learning outcomes as outlined in the Housing & Dining Residential Curriculum: Managing personal relationships Creating an inclusive climate within the community...
Eric A. Weldy
College can be a confusing time for some, and having a helping hand along the way can impact students’ overall success. Mentoring can have an important influence on students’ academic experiences as they explore different paths throughout their college journey. Students who might have felt lost a time or two can play an important role...
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During “Souper Wednesday,” NIU alumni who specialize in commercial banking gave advice to honors students on how to prepare for the real world. “When you’re in the real world, you’re competing against us,” said Arthur Pesavento, a business development officer for HSBC Bank USA in Chicago. The bankers, who each have 20 years of commercial...
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Housing & Dining invites students to become part of the “New Hall Network.” The New Hall Network is a series of events designed to help students succeed academically and to prepare them for career success as well. All of the events focus on the different aspects and dimensions of being successful, starting in the classroom...
NIU students presentt their research at URAD.
Registration for the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) is now open. URAD, sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at NIU who has...
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Are you an involved student leader? Do you believe you should be recognized for all you do as a leader at NIU? If so, consider applying for a Kevin D. Knight Leadership Award. Student Involvement & Leadership Development is offering students the opportunity to be recognized for their leadership and involvement at NIU. Institutional tuition...
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Do you want to become an involved student leader? Would you like the opportunity to improve your leadership skills? If so, enroll in Student Involvement & Leadership Development’s Leadership Academy. NIU’s Leadership Academy is a three-tiered, self-paced leadership program; participants can complete the activities as schedules allow. Through the Leadership Academy, students have the opportunity...
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