Weekly events: Week of Sept. 20

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Weekly events for week of Sept. 20.

Northern Star Staff

Monday

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Exhibit: This virtual exhibit was curated by the University Libraries, the Latino Resource Center and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.
  • Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution Meet and Greet Table: Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution will host an information table in Barsema Hall to discuss internship and career opportunities with accountancy students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barsema Hall’s atrium.
  • The IMAGES from SCIENCE exhibition: series will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack Olson Gallery in Jack Arends Hall, Room 200. This series is a collaborative experiment that began at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2002 and aims to explore the boundaries of what is possible using the Internet as its primary voice to identify the world’s most striking images. IMAGES from SCIENCE 3 includes still and moving pictures and animations and illustrations.
  • Navistar Meet and Greet Table: Navistar will host an information table in Barsema Hall to discuss internship and career opportunities with students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barsema Hall’s atrium.
  • CHS Inc. Meet and Greet Table: CHS Inc. will host an information table in Barsema Hall to discuss internship and career opportunities with sales and marketing students from noon to 4 p.m. at Barsema Hall’s atrium.
  • Confused? Career Clusters Can Help: This workshop will take place from noon to 1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams and aims to introduce students to Career Clusters. Career Clusters can help students explore career paths, find what motivates them and gain skills necessary to pursue those interests. For more information, contact Career Adviser Teri Schmidgall at schmidgall@niu.edu.
  • La Fiesta de la Catrina: The Latino Student Alliance will host a face painting contest t 5:30 p.m. outside of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. For more information, contact Lisa Vargen, office administrator for the Latino Resource Center, at lvargen@niu.edu.

 

Tuesday:

  • Miller Cooper Meet and Greet Table: Miller Cooper will host an information table in Barsema Hall to discuss internship and career opportunities with accountancy students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barsema Hall’s atrium.
  • Refuge and Refugee: This exhibit includes the work of 10 artists that were moved by current events and news reports and used their art to express their shock, horror and critique of government policies and their compassion for people impacted by the global humanitarian crisis, according to the NIU event calendar. The exhibit is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the art museum on the first floor of Altgeld Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public.​​
  • Savant Meet and Greet Table: Savant will host an information table in Barsema Hall to discuss internship and career opportunities with students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barsema Hall’s atrium.
  • The Art of Surviving: The Journey of Karen Refugees in Illinois: This exhibit is based on work done by PhD and Masters of Arts students who either lived with the refugee camps along the Burma-Thai Border or who worked with Illinois Karen Refugee communities for the last 15 years. The exhibit is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the art museum on the first floor of Altgeld Hall. The Karen are an ethnic group in southern Burma/Myanmar that has been in conflict with the government since 1949 that first called for an independent state and now calls for representation in the national government. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
  • Pizza with the Police: Pizza with the Police is an opportunity for students and the police department to foster a relationship outside of crisis events. The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Ellington’s Restaurant. For more information, contact Meg Junk, chief of staff for the Division of Student Affairs, at mjunk@niu.edu.
  • 7th Annual Unity Walk: The goal of the Unity Walk is to bring positive change. At 5 p.m. at the MLK Commons students and community members will gather, and at 5:15 p.m. there will be remarks. The walk will begin at 5:45 p.m.
  • Career Fair Prep Workshop: Virtual via Huskies Get Hired: This workshop will cover how to navigate a virtual career fair, tips for becoming comfortable with video chat, developing a 30-second speech, professional appearance and researching companies. This workshop will take place from 5-7 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. For more information, contact Career Services at careerservices@niu.edu.
  • Finance Investment Introduction: This event aims to teach students more about finances and the stock market. The intro will be from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Barsema Hall, Room 301. For more information, contact Chair of Finance Gina Nicolosi at gnicolos@niu.edu.

Wednesday

  • Innovation Hours: The Office of Innovation will start Innovation Hours from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and Thursday morning in the 71 North Partnership Studio in the Founder’s Memorial Library. Students will get the chance to meet the innovation team and get personalized support for their innovation ideas and projects, no matter what stage those ideas are in. To book a scheduled session, contact the innovation team at innovation@niu.edu.
  • NIU Flu Shot Clinic: There will be a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center’s Ballroom. Those who wish to receive the shot should schedule their appointment in advance and complete the client form prior to their appointment. Anyone with an egg allergy is not recommended to receive the flu shot.
  • The Huskie Food Pantry Open: The food pantry will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Chick Evans Field House. For those who cannot make it to normal hours of operation, contact the Center for Student Assistance at (815) 753-8300 or studentassistance@niu.edu.
  • Active Bystander Workshop: The Active Bystander workshop encourages Huskies to engage in healthy campus culture surrounding violence and sexual misconduct. The workshop will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center’s University Suite and registration is required. For more information, contact Prevention Program Coordinator Allison Hurlburt at ahurlburt@niu.edu.

Thursday

  • Surviving Rape Culture: Advocate Jac Ewashyshyn will discuss how rape culture is built into society and how everyone can be a part of the solution to bisband it. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information, contact Prevention Program Coordinator Allison Hurlburt at ahurlburt@niu.edu.
  • Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid: William Lopez, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, will teach a class that focuses on the violence of immigration enforcement on the individual, family and community levels and asks what researchers and advocates can do to address it. The class will be from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information, contact the Center for Latino and and Latin American Studies at latinostudies@niu.edu.
  • Rethinking How We Think About Hunger: The Role of Food Banks and Pantries: Katie Martin, author of “Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger,” will discuss her research on challenging the notions about how people think about hunger and what they do with it. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information, contact Caleb Cox, officer manager for NIU, at calebcox6@niu.edu.
  • CODE 3: This workshop invited participants to cultivate a self-reflective awareness of their identity, personal beliefs and values related to cultural and social inequalities. The participants will develop critical thinking skills and knowledge about how privilege and oppression shape experiences and perspectives in relationships and communities. It will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom and registration is required.
  • New Humanitarianism: Wars, State-Building and Globalism: Sociology Professor Abu Bah will address issues of human security, human rights and democracy in regards to new wars and terrorism through a global and regional lens. This event will take place from 5-6 p.m. at Altgeld Hall, Room 125.
  • Movie Night: Gamestopped: GameStopped is about a cultural phenomenon based on the craziness of retail investors battling the billionaire hedge funds on the stock market. The movie will play at 7 p.m. in Barsema Hall, Room 300.

Friday

  • Handling an OSHA Amputation Inspection: OSHA conducts 3500 amputation inspections every year and machine guarding and lockout are often cited. This webinar will walk students through the inspection and document requests. This event is from 10-11 a.m. virtually. For more information, contact Pettee Guerrero, director of the National Safety Education Center, at pguerrero1@niu.edu