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Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day
NIU faculty, staff and alumni are invited to serve as judges Tuesday, April 24, for the third annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day. The event takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Students can sign up to present during one of four sessions throughout the day. Judges can volunteer for one,...
Photo of a hand holding a mobile phone displaying the FBI's Child ID App
The FBI has a new tool to help locate missing children. The Child ID App is the FBI’s first mobile application for smart phones. It makes a parent’s iPhone a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information on their children so that it is literally right at your fingertips if ever needed. A...
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NIU’s Department of Geography and Advanced Geospatial Laboratory will host its fourth annual “GIS Night” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, Davis Hall Room 114. The event is free and open to the public. GIS Night is part of an international program that promotes Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and...
Blackboard CATALYST AWARD
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received a major award for its work with Blackboard. This summer, the center received the 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Outstanding Staff Development. Given by Blackboard Inc., the award salutes NIU for putting the online learning system to innovative uses that have created global reaches. NIU received...
Stemfest 2010
After a hugely successful event last year, NIU now is gearing up to hold its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival, better known as STEMfest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the NIU Convocation Center. The festival promises to be even bigger and better than ever with backing from lead...
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Northern Illinois University with a $2 million grant to ramp up efforts to encourage more students to choose career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The funding, to be dispersed over five years through NSF’s Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP), is being used...
Information Technology Services and Verizon Wireless worked together over the summer to meet the growing demand for cellular voice and data communications by faculty and students. As wireless devices are being used for Internet browsing, social networking, email, text and photo/video messaging, plus downloading a host of available apps, adequate and available network capacity and...
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Media Services is offering training on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored smart classrooms. Both new and returning instructors should benefit from these brief seminars. The seminars will include information about any recent changes to the equipment in the rooms. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Graham Hall 333, 8 a.m. to noon; DuSable Hall 348, 1 to...
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Violin and bow in hand, Katelyn Kozinski stood quietly and patiently Wednesday morning among microphones, video cameras and computer monitors inside the darkened Recital Hall. Promptly at 10 a.m., the May graduate of the NIU School of Music was bathed in light. The blurry images on the movie screen behind her sharpened into a clear,...
Basic Utility Vehicle
Engineering students from Northern Illinois University earlier this month rolled out their design for a simple vehicle designed to improve the lives of people in some of the most remote and rugged areas of the world. The vehicle was unveiled Saturday, April 16, at the 11th Annual Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute...
Founders Memorial Library
Founders Memorial Library has begun to circulate netbooks for student and faculty use. The six netbooks, which can be checked out at the library circulation desk, are available for in-library use and will circulate for two-hour periods. Depending on demand, users may renew the computers for an additional two hours. The purpose of the netbooks is not...
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Have you ever been running late to class, wishing there were some way to quickly check your assignments on Blackboard? Now you can — and all you need is a smartphone with a data plan. Students and teachers can instantly access courses, content and communities anywhere via NIU’s Blackboard Mobile Learn app. To access the...
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