Stay Informed

NIU strives to build open communication with and between our employees to help them feel informed and empowered in their roles.


Each Monday, you’ll receive an announcement email in your NIU account full of information about upcoming events and deadlines, as well as notices about new and updated campus programs and policies.

NIU Today

You’ll also want to visit NIU Today, a blog dedicated to university news and accomplishments. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you’ll receive an email containing the latest stories from NIU Today.

Northern Star

The Northern Star is NIU’s student-produced newspaper. Whether you read online or in print, you’ll enjoy the fresh perspective the students bring to university, local and national news.

As you'll notice when browsing the outlets above, consistent communications are important at NIU. We provide several resources to help inform how employees communicate with students, fellow employees and other campus partners. Now that you’re part of the NIU team, visit our communication standards to learn how NIU represents itself to the world and how you can communicate effectively on behalf of the university.

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