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How can I learn more about USOAR?

To learn more about USOAR, visit www.niu.edu/usoar or attend a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. in Altgeld Hall, Room 100, on Dec. 3, 4, Jan. 13 or 14 (for Spring 2015).

Mentor Matching Engine

NIU is proud to be one of the 15 pilot schools and organizations to participate in the Illinois Science & Technology Institute's new Mentor Matching Engine program. The Mentor Matching Engine is being undertaken to help match high school students with mentors in STEM fields. The goal of the Mentor Matching Engine is to increase the number of students enrolling in postsecondary education in R&D majors. Want to become a Mentor? Learn more..


Undergraduate Research Workshop  

We are hosting an Undergraduate Research Workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13. .This workshop will provide students detailed information regarding how to find funding sources for research, how to develop a budget, next steps if funding is or is not approved, how to find a conference that's right for you, how to fund travel to a conference and helpful tips for presenting and networking. This event is a great opportunity for students to build personal and professional skills needed for the future. Don’t miss out! Students interested in attending this undergraduate research workshop can sign up at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ugworkshops. 

Coats with Heart

Huskie Service Scholars is hosting Coats with Heart, a winter coat and accessory drive, in accordance with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW)2014. Submit your organization to participate in the winter coat & accessory drive and see which organization collects the most items! Your organization must be registered in order to be eligible to participate. Collection begins at the time you register your organization. Collection will end on Friday November 14, 2014. Please drop off items on 11/14 at OSEEL located in Altgeld Hall Room 100 by 3pm. After the collection, Huskie Service Scholars will be in charge of counting and distributing the items to community agencies in need. Winner will be announced during the week of November 17th and prize will be rewarded to organization with the most items. Register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hhaw_hss_2014

For more information, please contact Kathryn Olson at 815-753-8159 or kolson6@niu.edu.

Fall 2014 GRE Basics Workshops

Dates: Wednesday September 24 from 1:30-3:30pm, Tuesday October 21 from 4:00-6:00pm, and Friday November 14 from 12:30-2:30pm.  3 sessions will be held in Altgeld Hall, room 125. The GRE Basics Workshop aims to provide basic GRE preparation for students. Each of the sessions will focus on a different portion of the GRE, from introducing students to the test itself, to sessions on verbal and quantitative reasoning. Students planning to take the GRE are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible, although it is not required to attend all sessions.  Students will recieve the GRE Test Prep book (valued at $40).

Civic Reflections

Each month, OSEEL has been hostins a civic reflection themed in accordance with that month. Dialogues will provide participants with a comfortabl environment in which they can speak openly regarding desired topics, an in-depth understanding of the importance of civic work, and a deeper connection among their peers and community members.

All of campus and community are welcome to come and reflect o their engagement experiences in these hoseted montly reflections from 3pm to 4 pm in Algeld Hall 100:

Tuesday, December 9: Cultural Tradition

Wednesday, January 14: Poverty and Need

Thursday, February 5: Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Wednesday, March 11: Health and Healing

Tuesday, April 7: Nature and Environment 

Internship opportunities available for CAHE students

The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning are seeking Master's and Doctoral level students in the Counseling, Adult and Higher Education program to serve as interns for a semester.  

  • For more information, view a description of the internship opportunities here.
  • To apply for an internship, download the application here.**We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester.*