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Aiming to bring together a community of allies for undocumented students in college and beyond, NIU will host the Sharing the Dream Conference. Supported by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, the annual event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Barsema Hall.  Faculty, staff and community members at...
DREAM Action NIU will host undocumented ally training Friday, May 6. The student-led organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States and particularly on the NIU campus. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in rooms 505 and 506 of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
Members of DREAM Action NIU (DANIU) invite students, faculty, staff and community to join them at noon Thursday, March 24, in the MLK commons for the third annual Coming Out of the Shadows event. Monotone from Elephant Rebellion will provide music. The Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center is the rain location. This event...
Coming Out of the Shadows event
A training session “How to Support Undocumented Students” is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 17, in the Lincoln and Regency rooms of the Holmes Student Center. The deadline to RSVP to [email protected] is Friday, April 10. Indicate “faculty” or “student” track with RSVP. This training for NIU faculty, staff and students will...
Coming Out of the Shadows poster
Harvey Milk once said: “Come out to your relatives. Come out to your friends – if indeed they are your friends. Come out to your neighbors … to your fellow workers… to the people who work where you eat and shop … but once and for all, break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions....
Tereza Lee
Concert pianist Tereza Lee’s powerful story as an undocumented student inspired Sen. Dick Durbin to author the immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act. Lee is coming Tuesday, March 3, to the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center as part of a series of events to support undocumented students. Through music, spoken word, art...
Coming Out of the Shadows at NIU
Everyone has their own unique and complex story to tell. If you are breathing, chances are you have had one or two challenges in your life. Our stories are all powerful. However, for millions of people in the United States, some stories are harder to share in public. To be specific, millions of undocumented individuals have been...
Guadalupe Lopez
Guadalupe Lopez, a psychology major and 2013 Forward, Together Forward Scholar, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education. The scholarships are awarded to Latino/a students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service and leadership. Nearly 250 applicants were considered this year. Lopez and co-winner...
NIU President Doug Baker speaks Aug. 27 at a conference organized by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.
NIU President Doug Baker, leaders from the greater-Chicago business community and representatives from faith-based organizations gathered Tuesday morning at NIU Naperville to speak out in support of common sense immigration reform. The event was organized by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and co-sponsored by NIU, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce,...
Photo of international flags
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...