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.

Jul 18

Threloff heading to Europe to play ball

DeKALB – Jordan Threloff knew Patrick Baldwin from his days being recruited out of DeKalb High School.

Jul 18

NIU’s Threloff heading to Europe to play ball

DeKALB – Jordan Threloff knew Patrick Baldwin from his days being recruited out of DeKalb High School.

Jul 15

Novell passwords to shift to 365-day lifespans

An NIU Honors student uses the library computer.Effective Tuesday, July 22, all new employee password changes will have an expiration of 365 days rather than 130 days.

No immediate action is required: Current passwords are still valid and will continue to expire on the date already set in the system.

However, the next time users go online to change them, they will be asked to provide new passwords with a minimum of 10-characters rather than the current eight-character minimum. These passwords will remain valid for one full year before users must change them again.

All other password requirements will remain the same.

ITS continually looks for ways to improve usability of the system while maintaining security overall, protecting NIU accounts and the university’s academic, research and business information resources while doing its best to meet the needs of clients.

While research has shown that frequent password changes provide the illusion of security, longer passwords provide better actual security.

Information technology is an ever-changing environment, however. Certain user groups might require additional security measures on their passwords in the future; those issues will be addressed as they are identified.

For more information, contact the ITS Helpdesk at (815) 753-8100 or helpdesk@niu.edu.

Jul 12

NIU single-game football tickets on sale Monday

Single game tickets for Northern Illinois’ five home football games go on sale 9 a.m. Monday online, over the phone or at the Huskie ticket office.

Jul 09

NIU women’s track athletes named to Academic All-MAC Team

CLEVELAND – Northern Illinois University women’s track athletes and seniors Rebecca Cronin, Natalie Tarter and Juliane Totzke and junior Alexandra Schad (Milwaukee, Wis./Milwaukee Lutheran) were named to the Mid-American Conference’s Academic All-Conference Team, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Jul 09

NIU’s Eakes named to Mackey Award Watch List

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University senior tight end Luke Eakes is one of 40 players on the 2014 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List distributed by the John Mackey Award on Tuesday.

Jul 07

NIU football still in session over the summer

DeKALB – In less than a month, fall camp will begin, and Northern Illinois’ football season opener against Presbyterian will be right around the corner.

Jul 05

Frazier’s facilities plan at NIU nearing completion

DeKALB – When Sean Frazier accepted the Northern Illinois athletic director job nearly a year ago, one of his main focuses was improving the school’s facilities.

Jul 03

Gas station issues retort to No. Illinois haters

network.yardbarker.com – ESPN’s college football analysts used their platform during Sunday evening’s BCS Selection Show to let America know that they were none too happy about Northern Illinois, a one-loss MAC team, playing in the Orange Bowl. The normally reasonable Kirk Herbstreit said, “The fact that Northern Illinois is in the BCS in 2012 is really a sad state for college football and where we are with the current system.” The NIU Huskies clinched a BCS bowl bid by finishing in the top 16 in the final BCS standings (they are #15) and ahead of at least one conference champion from an automatic-qualifying conference. Herbstreit looked at this year’s BCS bowl match-ups and decided to go all VCU on NIU. Curiously, he wasn’t upset about the inclusion unranked Wisconsin—a 5-loss team that finished third in its division and with the sixth best record in its conference…but played for (and won) the Big Ten championship because the top two teams in its division (Ohio State and Penn State) were ineligible. He al…

Jul 03

Northern Illinois’ Players React To Finding Out They Are In The BCS

network.yardbarker.com – You have to love scenes like this! Check out the pure joy which overcomes the NIU football team as they react to its BCS Orange Bowl berth. The Northern Illinois Huskies Huskies were watching live together the BCS announcements and when they were officially entered as the 15th team in the BCS standings they went wild knowing that they had won their bid to get into a BCS bowl. That’s fun. Kirk Herbstreit and doubters aside, the team went 12-1 and have absolutely earned their spot playing in the Orange Bowl against Florida State. [Dr. Saturday]
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