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‘Experience NIU’ event series begins in February

By Sara Rasmussen | January 30, 2018

The NIU Alumni Association is starting an event dedicated to showcasing the School of Art and Design student projects.Experience NIU offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with the university and fellow Huskies in a series of social and cultural events...

Victor E. Huskie rides a Huskie Pup at the Communiversity Block Party on April 13 outside Huskie Stadium.

NIU Pup shuttles still here, but no longer for on-campus use

By Ashley Morse | October 8, 2015

Huskie Pups, small electric shuttles introduced last October as a part of NIU President Doug Baker’s plan for a 10-minute campus, will not be returning for general student use this year.One large Huskie Pup and three smaller ones, which cost $40,000...

Junior safety Marlon Moore (2) celebrates recovering a fumble in NIU’s 21-14 win against Ohio on Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. NIU is now one win away from securing a trip to the MAC Championship. The Huskies take on the Western Michigan Broncos 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

ABC to air NIU vs. Ohio State

By Northern Star staff | June 17, 2015

The Huskies will challenge Ohio State on Sept. 19 in front of a national televised audience.ABC will air the game from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m., marking the third time the Huskies will have made an appearance on the network, according...

Alumni Association selling tickets for historic East Coast tour

By Northern Star staff | March 17, 2015

The Alumni Association is selling tickets for a fall trip to the historic East Coast.During the Oct. 22-30 trip, attendees will go to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the National Mall, among other places.“We...

Alumni Association holds computer science networking event

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2015

The Alumni Association will hold a networking night for computer science alumni 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Five Roses Pub, 5509 Park Place in Rosemont.Appetizers and the first drink will be free as a courtesy, according to the the alumni association website....

NIU alumni to host viewing for Cubs vs. White Sox training game

By Northern Star staff | January 29, 2015

The Alumni Association is hosting a viewing event for a Cubs vs. White Sox training game, according to an Alumni Association tweet.The event will take place 10 a.m. March 27 at Cubs Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway in in Mesa, Ariz.Tickets are available...

Doug Baker reflects on 1 year at NIU, sets out goals

Doug Baker reflects on 1 year at NIU, sets out goals

By Kelly Bauer | November 13, 2014

Doug Baker is 6 or 7 years old, if his memory serves right.He is on a trip with his grandma from Hood River, Ore., to Monache, Wash., to visit family. Stopped at a cafeteria, Baker piles food atop his plate and sits by his grandma.“I think your eyes...

Mentor program should expand alumni outreach

By Kim Randall | April 9, 2014

College is supposed to prepare students for the real world, and large-scale networking opportunities can best give them that opportunity.NIU has been making progress with its initiatives to provide students with internships and mentoring programs. While...

Externship offers students test run

By Northern Star Staff | January 21, 2014

The University Honors Program and Alumni Association paired 14 students with graduates and community partners in a test run of the Bold Futures Externship Program.The partnered groups worked in a variety of fields, such as government, fast food, education,...

Alumni group OK in Japan

By Shaun Zinck | March 11, 2011

All 25 people on the Alumni Association travel group to Japan are safe and headed to a hotel in Tokyo, said Joseph Matty, executive director of the Alumni Association. Matty said the group had landed at the Tokyo International Airport and were at the...

Preparing for life after college by networking

By Christopher Gibbs | February 10, 2011

DeKALB | NIU alumni and current seniors came to the Third Annual Career Resources Network night Thursday to prepare for life after school. The event was planned by the Alumni Association, along with NIU Career Services, and was held at the Barsema Alumni...