There will soon be a new work of art on campus! Join us on Thursday for a brief ceremony and the unveiling of the new Huskie Pride sculpture!


Stressed about academics? NIU has support services available like tutoring for a specific course, study skills and time management assistance, and help with writing. This week is a good time to Thank a Tutor.


Kindness rocks! Meet our Ombudsperson at Koffee with Klapper and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Office of the Ombudsperson. We’re recognizing Ombuds Day and the confidential, neutral, and independent support available through this office.


Taking Care of You and Those You Care About. Take care of yourself, plan for your future, or support your friends.

•  Facts and Snacks: Managing Stress—learn the signs and symptoms of stress and strategies to help manage these feelings

•  Career Fair Prep workshop–learn about professional appearance, researching companies, and handshake/eye contact.

•  Take Back the Night—help raise awareness about sexual assault/violence and give support to survivors.

•  Diversity Dialogue: “When They See Us” Screening to view an discuss this Emmy-nominated film


Thursday is World Mental Health Day…“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer

Forward Together,

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

Monday, Oct. 7:  Illinois Bipartisan Budget Debate
Monday, Oct. 7:  How to Find Money to Study Abroad
Monday, Oct. 7:  Panel: Ethics Across Industries
Monday, Oct. 7:  USAF Mid-American Concert Band
Tuesday, Oct. 8:  STEM Café:  Nuclear Waste - A Dangerous Problem or a Valuable Resource?
Tuesday, Oct. 8:  Career Fair Prep Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 8:  Soccer vs. Eastern Illinois
Tuesday, Oct. 8:  NIU Jazz Orchestra, NIU Jazz Ensemble and All-University Jazz Band concert
Tuesday, Oct. 8:  The PL8TE at Ellington's
Wednesday, Oct. 9:  Wind Symphony concert
Thursday, Oct. 10:  Bonaire's at Ellington's
Thursday, Oct. 10:  Visiting Artists and Scholars: Mark Nelson
Thursday, Oct. 10:  Take Back the Night 2019
Thursday, Oct. 10:  Avalon String Quartet with Gregory Beyer, percussion
Friday - Sunday, Oct. 11-13:
  Walk Across America for Mother Earth
Saturday, Oct. 12:  Men's Soccer vs. SIU Edwardsville
Saturday, Oct. 12:  Women's Volleyball vs. Miami
Saturday, Oct. 12:  Trevor Noah with Special Guest Angelo Lozada
Saturday, Oct. 12:
  Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings
Monday, Oct. 14, 2019: Open House
Wednesday, Oct. 16: Tea Time at Neptune

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Huskie Spotlight
Gabrielle Sims
NIU is a very accepting and welcoming place of people from all backgrounds. I believe this is what makes us all unique and NIU creates the perfect environment for people to be themselves and explore their own strengths. I will be able to take with me my ability to be kind to everyone and work with all people.

Learn more about Gabrielle >



Living Local
OpenDoor Coffee Truck – Genoa
The OpenDoor Coffee truck, a family-owned and operated business, will be on campus Thursdays from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. during October and November. You'll find them parked outside of Gilbert Hall. Fuel-up with delicious coffee, craft espresso drinks, hot cocoa, award winning cold brew, Italian sodas and baked goods!

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NIU prepares to celebrate Homecoming: Play, paws, rewind.
Northern Illinois University is rolling out the Huskie welcome mat this month during Homecoming 2019, a week-long event that includes cherished traditions and exciting new happenings for alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members.

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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.

Direct bus service available to NIU STEMFest
NIU STEM Fest is more convenient for DeKalb area residents this year, with added bus stops at the Convocation Center on the day of the event.

STEM Fest will take place on
Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center (1525 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb). This annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math is free and family friendly, with more than 250 hands-on activities for all ages.

For this day only, the Route 16 and 2L Huskie Buses will add a STEM Fest stop directly in front of the Convocation Center. Normal bus rates apply: NIU students, staff and faculty ride free IF they present their current NIU One Card; standard fare is 50 cents (EXACT CHANGE ONLY); children under 5 years of age ride free with an adult.

Free parking is also available at the Convocation Center on the day of STEM Fest. For more information about STEM Fest, visit  For Huskie Bus routes, schedules and fares, visit

Internship and Job Fair (All Majors) on Wednesday, Oct. 16
Over 200 employers will be on campus for the All-Majors Internship and Job Fair! They will be looking for NIU candidates for their part-time, internship and full-time positions. The All-Majors Internships and Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center. There will be free admission and parking. For those taking a bus to the event, use Huskie bus route 2R or 2L.

Dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé. Before the fair, view the list of employers attending and find preparation help with career fair success tips.

A Career Fair Prep Workshop is open to all students to learn to navigate the fair and create their elevator speech. The workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room.

Résumé and interview assistance are available during drop-in hours – Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campus Life Building 220. Drop-in hours will not be available on the day of the Internship and Job Fair.

Contact Career Services at 815-753-1641, or our website for questions.

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning provides service-learning opportunities and funding for research
Make a difference and apply today to be a part of Huskie Alternative Breaks (HAB) this Spring Break! HAB is a service-learning experience where students travel all across the country working to make social change in different communities, all while challenging themselves to gain leadership skills and build connections. Deadline for application is Friday, Nov. 15.

Get funding for research on topics related to social justice and diversity, and social innovation or social entrepreneurship projects with the Research, Engagement and Academic Diversity Grant. Apply by Friday, Dec. 6, to be eligible to receive funding of up to $5,000 towards your project.

Are you a transfer student unsure how to fit a research experience into your time at NIU? Join us for an interactive workshop titled Transfer Students: What to expect in research at NIU on Thursday, Oct. 17, partnered with the Military and Post-Traditional Student Services office.


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!

Student Engagement Fund (SEF) Study Abroad Deadline Dec. 8
Fund your study abroad experience with the Student Engagement Fund Study Abroad! This application provides funds for students who are participating in NIU faculty-led study abroad programs and field schools. Visit to apply!

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