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  • Science for 'girly-girls' — new NIU program hits Naperville Feb 12, 2015 6:26 AM
    Some girls like STEM without any gimmicks, but others lose interest when they begin to think science, technology, engineering and math are no longer “cool,” said Pettee Guerrero, a STEM Outreach associate for Northern Illinois University. It's the “girly-girls” who are prime participants in a new program coming in April to NIU's Naperville campus: STEM Divas. “I created the program to target the girly-girls,” Guerrero said — girls who like makeup, jewelry and wearing pink.

     
  • NIU graduate shot outside Texas TV station Dec 17, 2014 3:47 PM
    A weather forecaster who attended Northern Illinois University was shot multiple times outside a central Texas television station Wednesday morning, according to reports.

     
  • Palatine family’s suit against fraternity dismissed Dec 12, 2014 6:32 PM
    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a fraternity by the family of a Northern Illinois University student from Palatine who died after a night of heavy drinking.

     
  • NIU routs Bowling Green 51-17 for MAC title Dec 6, 2014 12:08 AM
    Needing one more win for a second straight Mid-American Conference title, Bowling Green was upstaged by a familiar rival with a fast-paced offense of its own. Drew Hare threw for two touchdowns and ran for one, and Northern Illinois wrested the MAC crown from Bowling Green in emphatic fashion Friday night, beating the Falcons 51-17. The Huskies set MAC championship game records for points and margin of victory. "They left no doubt in everyone's mind who the best football team in the conference is this year," Bowling Green coach Dino Babers said.

     
  • School officials to meet with Obama Dec 4, 2014 5:01 AM
    A delegation of suburban educators will meet with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to talk about increasing the numbers of students completing college.

     
  • Suburban college presidents meeting with Obama Thursday Dec 4, 2014 2:08 PM
    A delegation of suburban college presidents will meet with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to talk about increasing the numbers of students completing college. Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker is heading up the delegation, which includes Elgin Community College President David Sam, who is representing community colleges as part of the Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network at the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C.

     
  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

     
  • Elgin man named Illinois Professor of the Year Nov 20, 2014 12:04 AM
    Longtime Northern Illinois University professor Dan Gebo, of Elgin, has been named the 2014 Illinois Professor of the Year. Among his accomplishments is leading research teams that discovered the world’s smallest primate fossil in 2000, a 55 million-year-old, thumb-length primate in China, and the oldest primate skeleton in 2013, dating back 60 million years.

     
  • NIU hangs on to beat Ohio 21-14 Nov 18, 2014 11:11 PM
    Drew Hare threw an 18-yard touchdown strike to a wide open Chad Beebe in the end zone with 6 minutes left, and Northern Illinois held on to beat Ohio 21-14 on Tuesday night. Hare’s game-winning TD pass capped an 8-play, 70-yard drive for the Huskies (9-2, 6-1 Mid-American Conference). The Bobcats drove to the Huskies 42 on the ensuing series, but stalled when Marlon Moore recovered a Landon Smith fumble with 4:03 to play. The Huskies then ran out the clock.

     
  • Stingily runs for 2 TDs, NIU tops Toledo Nov 11, 2014 11:56 PM
    Cameron Stingily ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns to help Northern Illinois move into a 1st-place tie in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference with a 27-24 win over Toledo on Tuesday night. Northern Illinois (8-2, 5-1) has won four consecutive division titles. Stingily’s first score, a 4-yard run, gave Northern Illinois a 20-10 lead with 9:18 left in the third quarter.

     
  • Back to Antarctica, a little delayed, for NIU scientists Nov 10, 2014 5:07 AM
    Two NIU professors from Elburn are happy their research on what's happening beneath Antarctica's ice sheets and shelves is back on track this year, after the federal government shutdown last fall threw a big monkey wrench in their plans.

     
  • NIU Steel Band in the house on Nov. 9 Nov 3, 2014 3:00 PM
    The Northern Illinois University Steel Band will be in concert Nov. 9 in Arlington Heights, the third concert of the 2014-15 season for the Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association in partnership with District 214 Community Education.

     
  • Former NIU officer wants assault victim to testify Oct 10, 2014 4:13 PM
    A former Northern Illinois University police officer plans to ask the woman the officer is charged with sexually assaulting to testify about text messages his attorney says are missing from court records.

     
  • NIU program preps students for nonprofit world Oct 6, 2014 11:15 AM
    Maria Torres of Elgin says her college coursework really made a difference in her successfully breaking into the nonprofit world. Torres was among the first graduates of Northern Illinois University's community leadership and civic engagement program, the only one of its kind in Illinois and among only three in the country, school officials said.

     
  • Northern Illinois holds off Kent State, 17-14 Oct 4, 2014 8:07 PM
    Northern Illinois ran its home win streak to 28 games while picking up its 24th straight Mid-American Conference win, stopping winless Kent State, 17-14, Saturday night. The Huskies (4-1, 1-0) needed a late defensive stand to preserve the win.

     
  • Naperville native snares scares in B-horror flicks Aug 4, 2014 2:40 PM
    Colleen Elizabeth Miller grew up in Naperville, moved to Oklahoma at the age of 9, then returned to graduate from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb where she majored in theater. Now she makes a living acting in horror movies such as “The Leaf Blower Massacre 2.” “Movie of the Dead.” “Ovulation.” “Howling Moon.” “Dr. Spine.” “Walk, Zombie, Walk.” “I guess I found my niche,” she said.

     
  • NIU forms sex assault task force Jul 11, 2014 4:20 PM
    Northern Illinois University has formed a task force to implement White House recommendations on sexual assault prevention. There were 11 forcible sexual assaults at the DeKalb campus in 2012, up from six in 2011, according to university data.

     
  • South Elgin man leads effort to rebuild Myanmar universities Jul 7, 2014 7:49 PM
    Watching students at a Myanmar university learn by rote and seeing a chemistry lab with no equipment was a stark reminder that the nation is still emerging from a half century of military rule, said Chris McCord. “That was to me a very evocative moment,” said the South Elgin resident who is leading an effort by faculty at Northern Illinois University to work with universities in Myanmar (formerly Burma) exchanging information and expertise.

     
  • Report: NIU official had worker clean boss’s home Jun 20, 2014 4:31 PM
    A state investigation has determined a former Northern Illinois University official required an employee to clean the house of the official’s boss.

     
  • NIU officer patrols campus where she was wounded May 30, 2014 4:38 PM
    Maria Christiansen always considers the worst-case scenario as a police officer at Northern Illinois University. A victim-turned-first-responder, the former Elgin resident made it her mission to make sure that what happened to her Feb. 14, 2008, will never happen to another student at her alma mater.

     
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