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October 9, 2013

President BakerBAKER REPORT: Generations of Pride

Homecoming week is upon us. I have enjoyed feeling the buzz on campus and seeing NIU pride on display everywhere I go.

For students, Homecoming means a chance to enjoy some of the many social and communiversity activities that take place during the week with classmates. For faculty and staff, it marks a chance to show our Huskie pride in addition to the opportunity to reconnect with alumni and foster continued engagement with a department, college and the university. And for alumni, Homecoming is a chance to, well, come home to NIU, renew acquaintances and friendships, connect with your college or department faculty and staff and, we hope, give back in terms of your time, resources or influence to better the experience for our students.

I hope you’ll take advantage of the many opportunities for community this week. Show your Huskie pride at “Yell like Hell” tomorrow night at the Convocation Center; take in the Homecoming parade and bonfire that follows Friday; run the Homecoming 5K Saturday morning before beginning your tailgating; and be sure to cheer the Huskies on to victory against Akron at 4 p.m.

Go Huskies!

Doug

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NEWS

NewsLaw ranked as a ‘Best Value Law School’
The NIU College of Law was ranked among the top public law schools in the nation based on value by the National Jurist magazine.

Diversity education ambassadors spread values
Diversity education ambassadors are entering classrooms this semester to promote academic diversity programs and the value of being culturally competent.

Federal shutdown imperils Antarctic research
The government shutdown has put in jeopardy the upcoming field season for the U.S. Antarctic Program – a potentially major blow to dozens of research projects nationwide that includes NIU.

Gear up for STEMfest!
NIU celebrates science, technology, engineering, math at Oct. 19 event.

Football looks for sixth win at Homecoming
NIU, playing in DeKalb for only the second time this season, owns the country’s longest streak of home wins at 22 straight. Coach Carey is counting on a massive turnout to keep that record going.


STUDENT LIFE

Student LifeHomecoming safety a priority for NIU, DeKalb
As NIU celebrates Homecoming week, student safety is a top priority for the campus and DeKalb communities.

NIU programs team up for social justice
The University Honors Program, Latino Resource Center and Center for Black Studies have collaborated to put together the university’s first-ever social justice conference, titled, “Strengthening our Campus Community while Developing Culturally Effective Students,” held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

Something wild
NIU students lived in tents, trekked into Madgascar rainforest to track lemurs during life-changing adventure; 2014 program in the works

Homecoming parking restrictions announced
Alternative parking arrangements available at NIU, municipal lots.


ALUMNI

AlumniNIU literacy educators plan networking event
NIU’s Department of Literacy Education is sponsoring a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road.

Global business exec delivers University Honors Maibach Lecture Series
The University Honors Program hosted former IBM executive Christopher Caine, now president of the Center for Global Enterprise and president and founder of Mercator XXI, for a lecture and series of roundtable discussions titled “America as a Commercial Republic.”

Liberal Arts and Sciences names 11 winners of 2013 alumni, faculty, staff awards
Dean Christopher McCord will present the 2013 awards Friday, Oct. 11, at a reception, dinner and program held in Altgeld Auditorium on NIU’s DeKalb campus.

Purnell to lead Military Student Services
Jarvis Purnell, director of Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services since the spring of 2012, has been named director of Military Student Services.


SPORTS

SportsCameron Stingily garners weekly league honor
Huskie tailback named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week following NIU's 38-24 win over Kent State.

Volleyball knocks off Chippewas, 3-1
Behind a boisterous home crowd, the Northern Illinois volleyball team completed a 2-0 weekend Saturday at Victor E. Court with a 3-1 win over the Central Michigan Chippewas.

Women’s hoops coach Bennett: ‘More energy’
Fourth-year basketball boss talks shop before first practice.

Men’s hoops coach Montgomery: ‘I’m excited’
Basketball boss talks about the team prior to Saturday’s first practice.

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