NIU Conference for Young Women

2013 Northern Illinois University
Conference for Young Women
Preparing Young Women for College & Leadership

Organized by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming Office and Women's Studies Program

Friday, September 27, 2013; 7:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

NIU DeKalb Campus, Holmes Student Center, Sky Room

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The registration fee for the conference is $10 before August 30 ($15 between August 31 - September 16) and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all conference materials. Registration is limited to 50 students and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, contact Rebekah Kohli at or 815-753-1044.

Now in its 16th year, the NIU Conference for Young Women introduces high school women to the academic side of college life; inspires them to transform their dreams of going to college into reality; and provides opportunities to interact with successful women faculty, professionals, and NIU students.

Tentative Schedule

7:30-8:00 a.m.          Check-In & Refreshments

8:00-8:15 a.m.          Welcome & Remarks

8:15-9:00 a.m.          Icebreaker Activity (make your own button)

9:00-10:00 a.m.        Session I: Get Involved! College Success Panel:
                                                          Student Leaders

  • Iffat Fathima, NIU Undergraduate Student Leader--Student Organization
  • Jenna Krumpos, NIU Undergraduate Student Leader--Research
  • Karilyn Orr, NIU Undergraduate Student Leader--Study Abroad

10:00-11:30 a.m.      Session II: Campus Tour

11:45-12:45 p.m.     Lunch

12:45-2:00 p.m.      Session III: College Class Exploration

  • Women in Science
  • Women in Contemporary Society
  • Women in Art (tentative)

2:00-2:45 p.m.      Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katrina Caldwell

Dr. Caldwell is currently the Assistant Vice President of Diversity & Equity for the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Northern Illinois University. In 2012, she was named an honoree by Who's Who in Black Chicago. She was also a recipient of Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2011 "Top 100 under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders" award. Prior to joining NIU, Dr. Caldwell served as director of the Center for Intercultural Programs at DePaul University. (Read more about Dr. Caldwell.)

2:45-3:00 p.m.      Wrap-up & Evaluation

For more information, contact the Women's Studies Program at 815-753-1038 or