Weekly events: Week of Sept. 21


Northern Star Staff


  • Huskie Pulse Survey: NIU is releasing a questionnaire for students to take and provide feedback regarding their experience at this point in the semester. Contact Brandon Lagana at 815-201-2802 for more information. 
  • College Health Hacks: Orientation and First Year Programs in collaboration with Recreation and Wellness will host a virtual event teaching health hacks and modifying habits to maintain a healthy lifestyle from 5 to 6 p.m. Contact Sarah Moskal at smoskal1@niu.edu or visit the first-year success series website for more information. 


  • Birding Hike: A bird hike will take place from 6 to 7 a.m. at NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus, 1414 North River Road, Oregon, IL. The hike is for adults only and participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, bird guides and walking shoes. The fee for residents is $5 and $6 for non-residents. Contact Amanda Zimmerman at 815-732-3101 for more information. 
  • Virtual Study Abroad Fair: The Study Abroad Office will host a virtual study abroad fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register for the fair through the Study Abroad Office website. Contact Lauren Mock at lmock1@niu.edu for more information. 
  • Finding Forward: Counseling and Consultation Services will host a virtual workshop teaching acceptance and mindfulness skills from 1 to 2 p.m. Contact Giselle Navarro at gnavarro5@niu.edu or call 815-753-1206 for more information. 
  • Resume Q & A:  Career Services will host a virtual drop-in group session discussing the best resume practices from 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Contact Career Services at careerservices@niu.edu for more information. 
  • Finding print and online resources through HuskieSearch: Kate Hartman, Sharon Nelson and David Shapiro will host a presentation teaching how to use HuskieSearch, NIU’s new library resources discovery program, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register prior to the event to receive the Zoom link. Contact Sharon Nelson at slnelson@niu.edu for more information. 
  • IT/STEM Virtual Fair via Huskies Get Hired: Career Services will host a virtual fair for IT, science, technology, engineering and math students to connect with employers from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit this website for a link to the fair. Contact Career Services at careerservices@niu.edu for more information. 
  • OHANA Night: The Asian American Resource Center  will host an OHANA Night teaching students about academic resources and student and cultural organizations at 5 p.m. via BlackBoard Collaborate. Contact Yoon Jae Jeon at yjeon1@niu.edu for more information. 
  • What is academic writing?: ACCESS and the University Writing Center will host an event giving tips on writing assignments, essay question answers and personal statements from 6 to 7 p.m. via BlackBoard Collaborate. Contact Gail Jacky at gjacky@niu.edu for more information.