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Mosaic by Danielle Dobies
Artists Danielle Dobies and Lynn Hill will exhibit their works in “Experiences in India,” on display this month at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. The opening reception takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Open viewing dates and times are from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays (Nov. 8, 15...
“In Motion”
The national statistics are frightening: 1 in 5 women are victims of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college. Ninety percent of women know the person who sexually assaulted or raped them. Ninety-five percent of college campus sexual assaults are unreported. At least 50 percent of sexual assaults on college campuses are alcohol-related. Eighty...
Dana Stover
Members of the University Women’s Club of NIU are making plans for the Annual Fall Reception, scheduled from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the home of President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover, 901 Woodlawn Drive in DeKalb. The Fall Reception is held early in the fall semester for members to...
Grace Deason and Rebecca Hanagan
Questions of political psychology and gender were probed Aug. 27 and 28 during a research workshop at NIU-Naperville. Rebecca Hannagan, a professor in the NIU Department of Political Science, and Grace Deason, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, organized scholars from the fields of political science and psychology who study the...
Molly Holmes
Molly Holmes is assuming the role of the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center (WRC). Over the next nine months, Holmes will lead the staffs of both centers in a strategic planning process that will include opportunities for key stakeholders to contribute to shaping this new department. The...
Lacey LaBelle, Shanthi Muthuswamy, Swati Goyal and Andrea Briggs
Across the country, women make up 18 percent of the population of engineers in student programs. One NIU professor is determined to change those numbers. Shanthi Muthuswamy, an assistant professor in the Department of Technology in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, teaches courses in manufacturing engineering technology and industrial management technology. Her research...
NIU-EEP logo
“If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.” — First Lady Michelle Obama It has become crucial for the students...
Barbara Cole Peters
Northern Illinois University first lady Barbara Cole Peters recently published the first of a four-part book series called “Women at Northern: Our Witnesses to History,” the result of her research of student newspapers, essays, poems, letters and annual yearbooks from the archives held at NIU’s Regional History Center. Volume I tells stories of the earliest...
Logo of the NIU Society of Women Engineers
Northern Illinois University’s Society of Women Engineers (NIU- SWE) is dedicated to empowering women in a male-dominated field. Its mission is to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value...
Layli Miller-Muro
NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to Layli Miller-Muro, founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Miller-Muro will receive her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the NIU Convocation Center. An alumna of the American University Washington College of Law,...
Spring Women's Conference logo
Women of NIU are invited to the Spring Women’s Conference, scheduled Friday, May 3, at the Yordon Center. This event promotes dialogue, empowerment and understanding for women related to career advancement as they navigate the culture and political climate in higher education. Conference sessions will be most helpful for new to mid-level professionals in higher...
2013 Latino Film Festival logo
NIU’s third annual Latino Film Festival returns Tuesday, April 9, and continues through Thursday, April 18. This year’s festival will focus on drugs and politics in Latin America. First on the docket is the award-winning documentary “Pecados de Mi Padre,” which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Cavan Auditorium of Graham Hall....
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