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Society of Women Engineers
NIU’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) helped to kick off the first Women in Engineering Day event, held March 19 at the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The event tries to get high schools girls interested and excited about the field of engineering. “The Women in Engineering event is a good way to get...
Photo of two girls working with test tubes
The NIU Women’s Resource Center host a Hot Topic Tuesday in honor of this year’s theme for Women’s History Month: “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in STEM: Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room, the free event will focus on...
Logo of the NIU Women’s Resource Center
Each semester, women across campus run for positions in an elected office, seek ways to get involved and want leadership opportunities to enhance their learning beyond the classroom. Join the Women’s Resource Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center to rally with students who...
Stephanie Coontz
Stephanie Coontz, an award-winning author and nationally recognized expert on gender, family and the media, will visit NIU Tuesday, Feb. 26, to deliver a set of lectures celebrating Women’s History Month. Hosted by the NIU Women’s Studies Program, both events are free and open to the public. Coontz’s seminar – “How to Talk to the...
Katie Seelinger and her family at Take Back the Night 2010.
When Katie Seelinger and her husband made the decision to study at NIU, she wanted to become a doctor. As she began working toward this goal, her courses followed the expected path, touching on important aspects of biology, chemistry and anatomy. That trail was diverted the day Seelinger discovered the Women’s Studies Program. While browsing...
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NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations for the 2013 NIU Outstanding Women Student Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 20. This recognition program was created in 1980 and is held annually to: encourage the full participation of women students in all facets of the university experience and in...
Janet Pucino
Women represent more than half of the labor pool in the United States. While a number have risen to top levels in corporate U.S.-based organizations, statistically they are exceptions at the executive levels and in boardrooms. Even when women reach the uppermost echelons in business, they seldom become members of “The Club” to which their...
Lady in Red and Black homepage
New technologies are making a permanent existence possible for temporary museum exhibits such “Lady in Red and Black: Ode to Northern Illinois,” which was created by Barbara Cole Peters in 2006. NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab recruited an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students to expand Peters’ original concept into a virtual exhibit. The resulting...
NIU’s Women’s Studies is hosting a free public screening of the new, award-winning documentary “The Invisible War” from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, the groundbreaking investigative documentary reveals the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military....
Connie Teaberry
Northern Illinois Athletics will recognize its proud tradition of women’s athletics at every home football game this season to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal legislation that provided women with unprecedented opportunities to participate in intercollegiate athletics. At each game, NIU will honor some of the women who have made a...
NIU Society of Women Engineers
The Northern Illinois University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers recently received the Best Collegiate Section Award – National Level and Second Place in the Small Section division of the Society of Women Engineers. The Society of Women Engineers, which was founded in 1950, works to recognize the achievements of women engineers. Members of  the...
The Altgeld Auditorium at NIU showcased an impressive cast of influential women Thursday, March 22, for the 2012 Leadership Summit. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the event was sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, in partnership with Fifth Third Bank, and focused on female executives and entrepreneurs who have established themselves as strong-willed and successful...
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