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Huskie Family Welcome logo
For years, NIU freshmen embraced their families with goodbye hugs Thursday night and launched their new lives as college students Friday morning. Now both of those transformational moments will occur together during the evening of Friday, Aug. 22, with the introduction of the Huskie Family Welcome. Many people across campus have been involved in re-visioning...
Huskie Family Welcome
Organizers of the Huskie Family Welcome are looking for volunteers among upperclass students and staff to join the festivities on the afternoon/evening of Opening Day, Friday, Aug. 22. For those who are interested in providing lots of HUSKIE cheer and assisting us in welcoming the incoming class of students and their guests into the Huskie...
What2Do@NIU logo
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...
NIU President Doug Baker
To All NIU Employees: I cordially invite you to join me at a town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center. This is my first all-hands meeting as president, and its purpose is to discuss one of the most important events of the year:...
Just in time for Welcome Days and the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year, the new version of the NIU mobile app (3.0) is now available on both Android and iOS platforms. New features include: A fresh look (reskinned for iOS7) with flat icons; a directory module updated to allow department searches; a new [email protected]
Move-In Day 2013
NIU is seeking volunteers to help welcome students to the residence halls for the fall semester on opening day, Friday, Aug. 22. The volunteers that comprise Team NIU offer their time and team spirit to give new Huskies and their families the best-possible first impression of what makes NIU special. “Each summer the NIU campus...
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Student Involvement & Leadership Development is currently looking for staff volunteers to assist with Huskies Helping Huskies (HHH) stations Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26. Volunteer time slots are for one hour, every half hour (9 to 10 a.m., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., etc.), beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Participants...
NIU Cares Day 2011
All throughout the fall semester, Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) has been helping students find opportunities to give back to the community. Destiny McDonald, director of Community Service for SILD, said the push for students to get involved starts as soon as students arrive to campus. “As a part of Welcome Days in the fall,...
Saturday of Service
There was no shortage of activities for NIU students to participate in during the opening weekend’s Welcome Days on campus. While many were leisure activities, some students took advantage of the opportunity to give back to the DeKalb community by participating in the second annual Saturday of Service hosted by NIU’s Student Involvement and Leadership...
Move-In Day 2013
With the start of the fall semester just days away, more than 4,000 students are moving into residence halls at Northern Illinois University this week, with nearly three quarters of that number arriving today. “The start of every school year is always exciting, but I have to admit this year is more than a little...
NIU President Doug Baker chats with students during his first move-in day in DeKalb.
I’ve spent a great six weeks meeting members of the NIU community, but today is by far one of my favorite days – it’s Move-In Day for students at NIU. This morning, Dana and I joined hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community leaders in helping our new Huskies move in. I met many fantastic students,...
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This afternoon’s “A Taste of Northern” event has been canceled because of the rain. All dining centers (Stevenson, Douglas, New Hall, Neptune and Gilbert) are open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for dinner. The band Rayvon Owen & Co., which had been scheduled to perform at A Taste of Northern, will now play from 5...
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