The cold air has arrived! It’s time to take a trip to the apple orchard, wander through a haunted corn maze, take a trip to Ollie’s for custard before it closes for the season, or celebrate chocolate week with a walk downtown to the DeKalb Confectionary. Getting outside and away from campus can give you the break you need so you can stay focused on your goals.

Step away from your computer! Take the bus shuttle to Elburn train station and get to Chicago or the suburbs via Metra or take a Full Moon Night Hike with Outdoor Adventures; or check out Game Night.


Be informed. This week, these are just a few things you can learn more about:

Know your rights … learn proper procedures to follow during traffic stops/interacting with the police

State of the Student Association/Town Hall Meeting

Transfer Students: What to expect in research at NIU


There’s still time….

Career Fair Prep 101

All Majors Internship and Job Fair

Fraternity and Sorority Life Focus Group

Study Abroad 101 Workshop

Fall is a good season to remember that we can get back up and start over if we have stumbled. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.: -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Forward Together,

Kelly Wesener Michael, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Student Affairs Officer & Dean of Students
Featured Events

Monday, Oct. 14: Career Fair Prep 101
Monday, Oct. 14: Outdoor Adventures: Free! Full Moon Night Hike

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and University Chorus

Wednesday, Oct. 16: All-Majors Internship and Job Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 16: Uncle Bob Martin Presents "The Future of Software"
Wednesday, Oct. 16:
NIU Jazz Faculty Recital
Thursday, Oct. 17: OpenDoor Coffee Truck
Thursday, Oct. 17: Coffee with the Provost
Thursday, Oct. 17: The Giving Project
Thursday, Oct. 17: Shining the Bald Eagle’s Head: Creative Critiques from Occupied America
Friday, Oct. 18: CISLL Speaker Series: Jean-Fran├žois Rouet “Literacy in 2030”
Friday, Oct. 18: Jung-Bin Woo, Junior Cello Recital
Saturday, Oct. 19 - Sunday, Oct. 27: NIU Homecoming
Saturday, Oct. 19: STEMFest 2019
Sunday, Oct. 20: Travel with an NIU Expert: Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and US Ambassador to the United Nations - Registration required

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Huskie Spotlight
Cordnei Gibson
My favorite event at NIU has been the Internship and Job Fair because every year I have been, I have created connections and met business professionals and students I can learn from.

Learn more about Cordnei >



Living Local
The House Cafe - DeKalb
The House Cafe has been a long-standing staple of downtown DeKalb. It offers a unique opportunity for the community as a space for members of all ages to enjoy live performance, art displays, delicious food, and quality beverages.

Learn more about The House Cafe >



NIU gears up for 10th-anniversary STEMFest on Saturday, Oct. 19
It was a leap of faith when NIU STEM Outreach decided to move STEM Fest to the Convocation Center 10 years ago. The annual October event, formerly known as “The Haunted Physics Lab” and then “Spooky Science,” attracted about 1,000 visitors in 2009 and had clearly outgrown its space in La Tourette Hall.

Read more at NIU Today >



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Help Huskies get registered to vote
Lynne Kunde, DeKalb County's election judge coordinator and deputy clerk, will be hosting three sessions on campus to train students, faculty and staff in the voter registration process.  

The training sessions will last for one hour.  Participants must be registered to vote in DeKalb County in order to participate. The dates and times are as follows:

• Monday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. in Stevenson North, room 175.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5 at noon at the Holmes Student Center in the Regency Room.
• Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at New Hall in the Swing Space (room 121C).

Visit to register for the training session of your choice.


Student Engagement Fund deadline Tuesday, Oct. 15
The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and community-based projects. Student and faculty submissions are considered. Spring 2020 applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 15. Visit to apply!

Volunteers Needed for STEMfest 2019 deadline Friday, Oct. 18
STEM Fest is a free community event on Saturday, Oct. 19, that packs NIU’s Convocation Center with hands-on interactive exhibits, activities and competitions to help K-12 students, their families, and the community to explore science, technology, engineering and math. People of all ages have fun while learning more about STEM careers and innovations. We count on NIU student volunteers to provide a positive experience for everyone who participates in STEM Fest.

We need students to help with everything from greeting visitors, to event set-up and tear-down, to working at one of our interactive displays during a shift of the students choosing. We rely on students to make this a fun and successful day for the community. 
Sign up to volunteer!

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