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Week of Sept. 8, 2020

Protecting the Pack Updates

Notices

Events

Huskie Spotlight

Wellness Tip

From NIU Today

Did You Know?

Deadlines

Celebrating
NIU’s 125th Anniversary

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Protecting the Pack Updates

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Mark your calendar! Flu shot clinics are scheduled to take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 14. Both clinics will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Details are currently being finalized and more information will be forthcoming.

New Form Available to Submit Concerns Related to COVID-19
Last week the university launched a new reporting feature where Huskies can inform the university of potential violations regarding the guidelines and expectations outlined in Protecting the Pack. This could include behaviors or activities that don’t support the health and well-being of our community, such as: individuals who refuse to wear a mask or maintain physical distance; off-campus parties and gatherings that do not follow public health guidelines; or failure to quarantine or isolate when instructed. We’ve also included a section to make the university aware of concerns related to facilities. Learn more about this new reporting feature in the email Vice President and Provost Beth Ingram shared with the university on Sept. 2.

 

Tell us what you think!
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Your responses will be kept confidential and individual responses will not be reported. Thank you for participating in this Huskie Pulse survey.

 

Notices

 

Get Help Writing Your Resume
With career fairs coming up soon, Career Services is here to help you create and update your resume:

Self-help resources include over 30 sample resumes and handouts about writing bullet point copy, cover letters and reference pages.

Resume Q&A is an online group session led by Career Services staff and offered twice weekly via Microsoft Teams. We’ll answer your questions and offer quick tips about resume writing.

Create Your Resume is a one-hour online workshop designed for students new to resume writing and those who would like to learn more about the essentials of resume writing.

Individual resume review appointments are available on a limited basis via Microsoft Teams. Call 815-753-1642 to schedule your appointment, or email CareerServices@niu.edu with your name, email address and phone number and we will contact you. Appointments are first-come, first-served, and intended for students who already have a resume draft ready for review.

Showcase your student organization at STEM Fest 2020
STEM Fest – our annual festival celebrating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – can’t be held at the Convocation Center this year. But here's the good news: Your student group still has a chance to participate in our virtual STEM Fest Oct. 31.

With our new virtual format, there are several ways your organization and student group can get involved throughout the month of October and during our virtual celebration Oct. 31.

Host your own STEM event sometime in October.
Create a Virtual Exhibit (short video) for our Huskie Hall.
Join the STEM Fest Chat room as an expert.

Please register on or before Sept. 8 to be part of our STEM Fest celebration.

If you have questions about how to get involved, please reach out to the director of NIU STEAM, Kristin Brynteson, at 815-753-0928 or NIUSTEAM@niu.edu. For more information about STEM Fest, visit our STEM Fest website.

110% Huskie Pride Promotion
NIU students with a current valid ID will receive 10% off at many local dining and retail businesses through Sept. 19, 2020. View a list of local businesses that are offering discounts and get out there and explore DeKalb!

Virtual Fitness Classes Available through NIU Recreation
NIU Recreation is offering two ways to keep up with your fitness goals while still practicing social distancing. All Group Fitness classes are virtual! The full schedule can be found on our Group Fitness webpage. A Fit Pass is required to have access to all classes throughout the semester. Students can purchase a Fit Pass for only $20 until Sept. 8. The price will increase after that date. Group Fitness classes are included in all non-student memberships.

Not a member or a student? We have non-member options too! Contact LKulchawik@niu.edu for more information.

The Rec is also offering Virtual Personal Training for only $50. These sessions will be completed via video with a certified Personal Trainers. Clients can choose one of the options below.

Virtual Training: Fitness Plan and Check-in Sessions (all completed via video).

Initial consultation.

Health history questionnaire.

Goal setting.

Movement screening/observation.

Fitness Plan.

Four-week workout plan.

Client and trainer meet to discuss.

Client follows plan on own.

Check-in sessions.

Weekly (at most).

 

Virtual Training: Fitness Plan and Video Training Sessions (all completed via video).

Initial consultation.

Health history questionnaire.

Goal setting.

Movement screening/observation.

Fitness plan.

Four-week workout plan.

Client and trainer meet to discuss.

Video training sessions.

Up to twice per week.

Trainer talks client through workout and/or performs workout along with client.

 

More information about personal training can be found on our Personal Training webpage.

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Events

Tuesday, Sept. 8: Off-Campus Events Policy Training
Tuesday, Sept. 8: Virtual Town Hall with DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson
Wednesday, Sept. 9: On-Campus Events Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 9:
Outdoor Adventures: Virtual Standup Paddleboard Clinic
Wednesday, Sept. 9: Iron Sharpens Iron: Study Skills
Wednesday, Sept. 9:
NIU Esports Varsity Tryouts
Wednesday, Sept. 9: Outdoor Adventures: Weekly Wednesday Hourly Boat Rentals at the East Lagoon
Thursday, Sept. 10: Social Justice Town Hall: The Power of Your Vote
Thursday, Sept. 10: Huskie Link Overview
Thursday, Sept. 10: Evening with Innovators
Sunday, Sept. 13: Outdoor Adventures: Kayak the Lagoon Clinic
Wednesday, Sept. 16: What Lurks Beneath: How Soil Microbes Support Plant Health
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Future Telling Science + Fiction Webinars: Math and Physics are Our Super Powers!
Friday, Sept. 25: Live! Drive-In Concert w/ for King & Country

View all upcoming events >

 

Huskie Spotlight

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Emely Hernandez
I just began my career at NIU this fall semester but I did research here last summer and I really connected with the school. All the faculty I met, and the other students were all so welcoming and kind. This experienced really pushed me to pursue an M.Sc. here at NIU.

Learn more about Emely >

 

Wellness Tip

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Relax with a paint night
Looking to brush up on some creative and fun self-care techniques? Join the Wellness Crew to destress with a socially distanced and guided Paint Night on Monday, Sept. 14! Supplies will be provided for the in-person event.

Learn more >

 

From NIU Today

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Lose yourself in NIU’s 125-year legacy at Jonamac maze
Jonamac Orchard is giving Northern Illinois University its own field of dreams this year. A corn maze honoring NIU’s 125th anniversary debuted over the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Read more at NIU Today >

 

Did you know?

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Deadlines

Friday, Sept. 11: Last day for undergraduates to change a full-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit, or to change a first-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit.
Friday, Sept. 18:
Last day for undergraduates to process a course withdrawal from a first-half-semester course through their college advising office or the Academic Advising Office for those students with no college affiliation.

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America’s most enduring institutions are those created to meet specific needs and allowed to evolve as those needs change. Such is the story of Northern Illinois University, which this year celebrates its 125th anniversary.

 

Founders Memorial Library opens (1977)
At the heart of a university’s teaching and research mission is its library.

 

At Northern, that heart beat for its first fifty years on the second floor of Altgeld Hall in a facility named for its benefactor, barbed wire baron Jacob Haish. By mid-century, it was bursting at the seams with 85,000 volumes and a growing post-war student body. Learn more about the history of Founders Memorial Library.

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