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 30

MAC football media day: Huskies take third-place preseason poll prediction with grain of salt

DETROIT – Despite winning the Mid-American Conference West for five consecutive seasons, the Northern Illinois football team was predicted to finish third on that side of the conference in the preseason poll at the league’s media day Wednesday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Jul 25

NIU hosts 7th annual Women’s Football Clinic

NIU hosts 7th annual Women’s Football Clinic

Jul 25

Photos: NIU Women’s Clinic

Female family and community members spent an evening in the Huskies’ shoes.

Jul 22

Camp Power wraps up with volleyball, softball

Northern Illinois University student-athletes, camp counselors and campers gathered for the third and final day of Camp Power hosted at NIU on Wednesday afternoon.

Jul 22

Rolling out the red carpet

Photo of an NIU tourNext Friday, July 31, we will be hosting approximately 2,000 potential new Huskies and their families on campus.

The Northern Illinois University Summer Open House takes place mainly in Holmes Student Center, but a campus scavenger hunt and departmental receptions are also planned.

Open House experiences weigh very heavily on students’ final decision on where they will attend school. We have an excellent opportunity to show these students why NIU should be their home, come next fall.

Volunteers are needed to assist in giving residence hall tours between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. All volunteers will have the opportunity for training previous to the open house. To volunteer, please email Ted Campbell (tcampbell9@niu.edu).

No matter where you work or what you do on campus, you are vital to helping put NIU’s best foot forward. Even if you are not able to volunteer on Friday, we invite you to join us in welcoming these students and their families with a few simple acts of hospitality:

  • “Park it Forward!” Give your usual parking spot to a potential student and their family by avoiding the parking deck Friday. This is the designated parking area for our guests, giving them easy access to Holmes Student Center.
  • Wear your name tag or “Ask Me, I can help you” button to identify yourself as a friendly university employee ready to help.
  • If you see someone who looks lost, please offer help, asking, “Can I help you find something?”
  • Offer a friendly smile to families as you encounter them, and welcome them to campus.

As always, thank you for making our community a wonderful place. Together, we can provide a friendly, welcoming environment that will show these potential new students that NIU is where they belong.

In Huskie Pride,

Eric A. Weldy, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Dani Rollins, Director of Admissions
























Jul 22

NIU pitcher Andrew Frankenreider earns Cape Cod all-star berth

After an impressive first half of the season, Northern Illinois pitcher Andrew Frankenreider was named to the Cape Cod League’s West All-Star team Sunday afternoon. The 53rd summer classic will be played Saturday in Wareham, Massachusetts, at Spillane Field.

Jul 18

German Shepherd’s Growth

A german gsd’s growth happens quite fast and it’s very important to know what to expect from their first year of life. Know when to train your puppy with this amazing article.

Jul 16

Camp Power participants spend time with NIU football team

DeKALB – When the children participated in the Camp Power event with the Northern Illinois football players at Huskie Stadium, a theme emerged on the day that featured five different drills.

Jul 16

Photos: Camp Power Visits NIU Football

University Village’s Camp Power visited Huskie Stadium on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, to run drills with the Northern Illinois University football team.

Jul 15

Tooth development is really dependent on lots of growth elements for infants

A baby’s initial teeth (usually known as milk teeth) in fact begin to develop during pregnancy while your child is still growing in your womb. Teeth begin to appear via the gums throughout your infant’s initial year as well as this is called teething. We have separated this write-up into the various phases you may anticipate your child to experience during this procedure.

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