NIU official announcements for employees

Week of January 22, 2018


Archived Announcements










Title IX training available to all employees beginning Feb. 1 


Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance will make Title IX training available to all employees beginning Thursday, Feb. 1, and ending Sunday, April 1. Prior to Wednesday, Jan. 31, employees will receive more information about the training as well as information concerning their obligations as a responsible employee, policies and procedures and rights and options. More information about the training and Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance can be found at  Questions can be emailed to


Take ACTION with the Pick Museum to Support DeKalb organizations


The Pick Museum of Anthropology is collecting canned food, bedding and hygiene products for five local organizations: Huskie Food Pantry, Hope Haven of DeKalb County, Inc., Safe Passage, Inc., Family Service Agency of DeKalb County and the American Indian Center - Chicago through the spring semester. Visit the museum’s “Quilts and Human Rights” exhibition in Cole Hall, bring an item to donate, and support the Museum’s Action Card initiative today!


New Year’s Resolution or Lifestyle Change: Learn how to get started on a fitness plan


The NIU Employee Assistance Program and Training Center will team up again this semester with the University Recreation and Wellness Center to offer programs over the noon hour for staff and students focusing on the body, mind and spirit. We will be leading this semester off with “New Year’s Resolution or Lifestyle Change: Learn how to get started on a fitness plan” on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 12-1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Glidden Room. Registration is preferred.  Please register at: or call 815-753-9191. 


Interested in Yoga?  We would like to start a Yoga series held on Wednesday’s from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center. If you are interested in joining, please contact our office 815-753-9191 or email us at:


Influenza season


This is a friendly reminder to all employees that we are currently in influenza season. The Center for Disease Control’s website is a wonderful resource to find information on basic questions you may have. Listed below are a few quick tips to help lower the risk of contracting influenza:


1.     Avoid close contact with sick individuals

2.     Stay home when you are sick

3.     Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and/or sneezing

4.     Wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub

5.     Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

6.     Practice good overall health habits

It is important to remember that most of the time, you can treat influenza safely at home; but if at any time you feel it necessary, please seek medical attention. Health Services staff are available during operating hours to answer any of your questions. Please feel free to contact us anytime at 815-753-1311.



Call for  papers - Graduate Conference in Qualitative Inquiry

The Qualitative Inquiry Collaborative (QUIC) at Northern Illinois University will host the first of what will become an annual Graduate Conference in Qualitative Inquiry at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center on Saturday, April 7.

The conference will feature keynote speaker, Elizabeth de Freitas, Professor in the Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

If interested in participating, please submit a 500-word abstract (excluding references) that addresses the following components:

1.     Research question/s

2.     Why qualitative inquiry is the most appropriate approach to address this question/s

3.     The qualitative methodology being employed

4.     The conceptual framework

5.     Findings and analysis (if the study is still in the proposal stage, address methods for analysis and anticipated findings)

6.     Significance of the research

Abstracts should be written in APA style. Graduate students who have their papers accepted should plan for a 14-minute presentation. While there is no conference registration fee, $10 is required to off-set the cost of the catered lunch.


Abstracts must be submitted to the QUIC by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Please submit proposals electronically to Presenters will receive an acceptance email by Thursday, March 1.

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