NIU official announcements for employees

Week of February 26, 2018


Archived Announcements










Family Leave survey


The survey seeks input about the effectiveness of current NIU policies and practices concerning family leave. Survey results will be shared with campus administrators alongside recommendations for revision to campus policy.


All faculty, Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) or civil service employees at NIU are invited to participate. Responses will remain anonymous. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


Survey Link:


FREE tours! Quilts exhibit extended at the Pick Museum Pick Museum of Anthropology's exhibition, “Quilts and Human Rights,” has been extended through Friday, May 11. The museum is offering free customizable exhibit tours, collections tours, research and writing opportunities, and hands-on learning exercises to support students and faculty this spring.


               Class tours can be tailored to cover a wide range of topics including but not limited to activism, social justice, fiber arts, institutional racism, sexism, LGBTQ+ rights, Native American sovereignty, labor, anti-violence and more.

               Scavenger hunts are available for students to conduct during class time or on their own time for class or extra credit.

               Group curatorial projects can be customized to teach students how museums develop and design exhibits, allowing students to creatively reinterpret objects.

               Object-based learning can get students out of the classroom and utilizing the museum’s collections for a variety of research and hands-on opportunities.

               Special events can be hosted at the museum and customized to fit any faculty, staff or student group’s needs.

We can help. Reserve a tour today or contact the museum curator, Laura McDowell Hopper, at or 815-753-2011 to discuss how the museum can support your course goals.



Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day registration


The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) will be hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and Community Engagement Showcase (CES) on Wednesday, April 18. This is an event where students showcase the work they have conducted, either through research or community engagement, to other students and faculty.


Undergraduate students are eligible to register for the event, if they have participated in mentored research, creative inquiry and artistry, as well as community engagement projects.


OSEEL will also be hosting Poster Workshops on the following dates:


               Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Campus Life Building, room 100

               Wednesday, March 7, in Altgeld Hall, room 125

               Tuesday, March 20, in Altgeld Hall, room 125


All students and faculty are welcome to attend this event. Students interested in attending the event can also receive an Honors Engaged credit for the University Honors Program, and a Business Passport credit for College of Business students.


If you are interested in taking part of the event; please register by Sunday, March 25.


For more information visit or email


Workshops on reporting and dealing with sexual harassment


The latest news coverage shows that training employees on what to report in regards to sexual harassment is more important than ever before. Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance will offer three workshops in March titled, “What Would You Do?” designed to teach faculty and staff the who, what, where, how and why of reporting sexual harassment, the resources available and how to create a safer campus for all. The dates and locations of the workshops are:


               Friday, March 9, 9:30 a.m., Altgeld Hall, room 315

               Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m., HSC Sky Room

               Thursday, March 22, 1 p.m., Altgeld Hall, room 315


RSVP to at least one day in advance if you plan to attend.


There will also be a special session designed for supervisors titled, “What Should You Do?” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the HSC Sky Room. RSVP to at least one day in advance if you plan to attend this event as well.

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