Jul 02

What is a “RED RIOT”?

“Red Riot” is the student organization of athletic supporters from Northern Illinois University who come together in force (like a “riot”, albeit in a fun way!), to support NIU and the NIU athletes.  The group are known for “over the top” ways of showing their support from painted faces, crazy-wild costumes, and just about anything else fun that will demonstrate school spirit. Red Riot will always be there to demonstrate NIU student support for all our athletes in a variety of sports.

Oct 22

NIU looking for consistency on defense

DeKALB – Consistency.

Oct 21

Druley: International Crown at Rich Harvest Farms lands title sponsor

Underwriters Laboratories president and CEO Keith Williams shares a handful of characteristics with Rich Harvest Farms owner Jerry Rich.

Oct 20

STEMfest celebrates five-year anniversary with record crowd

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages.

With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18.

The five-year anniversary of STEMfest featured exhibits from 25 of NIU’s STEM departments. Participants were treated to hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations, as well as informative talks presented by experts and regional businesses.

Among the event speakers were NASA Ambassador Joel Knapper and Richard Alley, a world-renowned geologist and author.

Alley, who hosted the PBS miniseries, “Earth: The Operators’ Manual,” and penned a book by the same name, said that STEMfest introduces young minds to what the future may have in store for them.

“Science, technology, engineering and math build the things that make us well off,” Alley said. “They build the things that keep us alive. They invent and learn – and it’s fun. And STEMfest is celebrating this and showing to the next generation what’s available to them.”

STEMfest is hosted by NIU STEM Outreach and the P-20 Center, which strive to inspire today’s students to become the next wave of STEM innovators.

Oct 18

NIU’s 5 storylines to follow vs. Miami (Ohio)

1. Can the NIU offense get going?

Oct 15

NIU football coach: Miami tougher than record

DeKALB – Rod Carey doesn’t care about Miami (Ohio)’s record.

Oct 14

Inside MAC Football: EMU’s Creighton gets 1st MAC win


Oct 10

Annala powering NIU women’s soccer hot start in MAC play

DeKALB – Northern Illinois freshman goalkeeper Amy Annala didn’t even know she would be attending the university until she was entering her senior year of high school.

Oct 09

Cats over dogs: Northwestern tops NIU

DeKALB – Looking to bounce back after five straight games without a win, Northern Illinois men’s soccer hosted 24th-ranked Northwestern on Wednesday night.

Oct 06

Daily News Scan – 10/6


NIU W.I.N. – What’s Important Now
Three things you should know about Northern Illinois University, higher education and the world around you.

  • Students from Spain embrace life in DeKalb
    (Dekalb Daily Chronicle, 10/5/14)
  • NIU program preps students for nonprofit world
    (Daily Herald, 10/6/14)
  • The demographics of declining college enrollment
    (StatChat, 10/2/14)


NIU in the News

NIU Law Offers New Certificate in Public Interest Law
(American Towns, 10/3/14)

Nicor Gas president to give BELIEF Week keynote address
(DeKalb County Online, 10/2/14)

Pass/Fail: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversity; Do research on charities before donating
(Northern Star, 10/5/14)

NIU Lorado Taft to host open house Oct. 13
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle,10/4/14)

Aerospace Leaders, Economists to Host Free Forum for the Public on the Role of Deep Space Exploration on Jobs, Economy
(Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/6/14)

Student Spotlight: Transfer wants to help students grasp math
(Northern Star, 10/5/14)

Geneva economic development director resigns
(Chicago Tribune, 10/6/14)

Blackwell Museum plans reintroduction event Oct. 15
(DeKalb County Online, 10/5/14)

NIU: Case In Fraternity Hazing Death Moved
(Northern Public Radio, 10/3/14)

Take your marks: Homecoming 5K planned Oct. 11/a>
(DeKalb County Online, 10/2/14)

NIU Annuitants planning Rose Bowl Parade trip
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle,10/4/14)

Friends of NIU Libraries sponsors fantasy fiction discussion
(DeKalb County Online, 10/5/14)


NIU alumni in the News

Cold Calling 100 Prospects A Day: One Entrepreneur’s Story
(Forbes, 10/5/14)

Room with a view
(Lebanon Express, 10/6/14)

Senate Candidates Get The Tinder Treatment With New Online App
(Huffington Post, 10/6/14)

‘Nothing could stop’ Naperville’s Kay Stephens
(Daily Herald, 10/4/14)


Sports News

College Football: Anthony Maddie’s turn to lift NIU to win
(Rockford Register Star, 10/4/14)

Special Saturday for Loos
(Sauk Valley Media, 10/6/14)

Kent State falls just short to NIU
(WEWS-TV, 10/5/14)

NIU edges Kent State for 28th straight home win
(Chicago Tribune, 10/4/14)

Northern Illinois takeaways
(RedEye Chicago, 10/4/14)

NIU pushes home winning streak to 28 with 17-14 win over Kent State
(Chicago Sun-Times, 10/4/14)

Kent St.-N. Illinois Stats
(The Garden Island, 10/4/14)

Carifio: Huskies have no definite identity
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/5/14)

Neither Northwestern Nor Illinois Is Chicago’s Team
(CBS Chicago, 10/3/14)

NIU quarterback situation remains muddled
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/5/14)

Falcons Named To The NFCA All-Academic Team
(WTVG-TV, 10/5/14)


Higher Ed News

‘Modernizing’ Federal Regulation
(Inside Higher Ed, 10/6/14)

Researchers say 1 in 10 female students at University of Oregon indicate they have been raped at college
(The Oregonian, 9/30/14)

When Higher Education Doesn’t Deliver on Its Promise
(New York Times, 10/4/14)


Around the State

Salaita to speak at Chicago-area campuses this week
(Chicago Tribune, 10/6/14)

Robert Morris Students Receive University Funding For Video Gaming
(Northern Public Radio, 10/6/14)

ISU nurse practitioners helping to fill health care gap
(Bloomington Pantagraph, 10/6/14)

U of I gets grant for work in south Cook County
(KWQC-TV, 10/3/14)

Chicago Will Host 2015 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
(Bleacher Report, 10/2/14)

Oct 06

NIU quarterback situation remains muddled

DeKALB – Northern Illinois’ quarterback puzzle still might not be solved.

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