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Teachers invited to edcamp ‘Unconference’ 2016

Area educators can now register for edcamp Northern Illinois, a free evening of professional development that offers nontraditional opportunities to share teaching techniques, discuss new classroom tools and make connections with like-minded professionals. This innovative event will be held from 4:30 to

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Teen cancer researcher, author Jack Andraka to speak Wednesday at NIU

The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get

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NIU among U.S. best in innovation, economic development, finalist in national award program

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

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Gear up for STEMfest 2013!

STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This annual festival introduces learners of all ages to cutting-edge technologies and intriguing science phenomena that will amaze students, parents and educators alike. The

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New newsletter details NIU campus activities for families, educators seeking enrichment

“How can I let families and teachers know about NIU campus activities they would enjoy?” That question from a local educator sparked development of a newsletter that lists educational and cultural enrichment activities on the DeKalb campus that are appropriate for professional

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