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 05

VIEWS: What to make of Huskies after latest loss?

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The two sides of my brain battled to figure out what to think after the Huskies’ 29-19 loss to Central Michigan.

Oct 01

NIU football: Marlon Moore’s skills at safety helping propel defense’s strong performances

DeKALB – Whenever the Northern Illinois defense comes up with a tackle, there’s a good chance safety Marlon Moore is somewhere nearby.

Sep 30

Most Homecoming registration deadlines extended

Homecoming 2015 logoNIU’s Campus Activities Board has extended the Homecoming packet registration deadline for all activities except the Homecoming Parade, which remains due Thursday, Oct. 15.

All Homecoming packets must be submitted online by noon Monday, Oct. 5 for registrants to be considered eligible for Homecoming 2015 competitions and activities.

The Homecoming 2015 theme is Huskies Light the Way, a throwback to the Homecoming 1965 theme (Northern Lights the Way), as Northern Illinois University celebrates Huskie Stadium’s 50th year in existence.

Homecoming 2015 is scheduled from Sunday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Oct. 24.

Participants have the chance to compete against other student groups through a variety of Homecoming traditions, including:

  • Sunday, Oct. 18: Powderpuff Football Tournament
    (Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex) 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20: Recycled Boat Race
    (East Lagoon) 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: Yell Like Hell
    (Convocation Center) 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22. Homecoming parade
    (steps off at Third and Oak streets) 7 p.m.

All competitions will have first-, second- and third-prize winners.

Candidates for Homecoming royalty will campaign throughout the first half of the week to earn the titles of king and queen. Voting takes place from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

For more information, call (815) 753-1580 or email cab@niu.edu.

Sep 26

Offense stalls for NIU again, Huskies fall to Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS – For the second consecutive game, the Northern Illinois offense struggled to move the ball as the Huskies lost 17-14 at Boston College on Saturday afternoon.

Sep 24

Confident Lurry shining early at cornerback for Huskies

DeKALB – Northern Illinois cornerback Shawun Lurry isn’t lacking for confidence.

Sep 23

NIU Notebook: Huskies facing top defense in nation against BC

DeKALB – For the second time in as many weeks, the Northern Illinois offense is facing off a top-five defense.

Sep 20

Huskies drop close game against top-ranked Ohio State

COLUMBUS – The Northern Illinois offense had the ball three times with a chance to tie it against top-ranked Ohio State in the final minutes and all three times it failed to get any traction.

Sep 18

Huskies ready for challenge against No. 1 Ohio State

DeKALB – The Northern Illinois football team is ready to grab a slingshot.

Sep 17

Logan’s journey to football began because substitute teacher

DeKALB – Northern Illinois senior cornerback Paris Logan is only preparing for top-ranked Ohio State this week because of a substitute teacher.

Sep 16

Experience calls: Fall career fairs, workshops planned

NIU Spring Internship Fair: Feb. 17, 2015NIU’s fall 2015 career events offer students and job-seekers the chance to impress and network with potential employers.

This fall features NIU’s annual Internship Fair, Full-time Job Fair, and Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Thanks to NIU Career Services, help in preparing for the career events is available. A pair of workshops are planned to help students: “Career Fair Prep Workshop” and “ABCs of Getting an Internship.”


Research the companies. Rehearse elevator speeches. Dress professionally. Bring plenty of résumés. Perfect your interview skills. Use NIU’s job search system – Huskies Get Hired! – where employers find new talent for jobs and internships, and where NIU students can create, upload and publish their résumés.

For more information, call (815) 753-1641 or email careerservices@niu.edu.


Graduate & Professional School Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center

Students, alumni and community members interested in graduate and professional school can visit with recruiters to gather information about these programs. Don’t miss this once-per-year opportunity to talk directly with graduate and professional school recruiters from the convenience of NIU’s DeKalb campus. Admission is free for this event; dress is casual; résumés are not required.

Internship Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, NIU Convocation Center

More than 90 employers will be present to connect with NIU students seeking internships. A list of participating employers is available online. Admission is free for this event; students can pre-register online, but pre-registration is not required.

Full-time Job Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, NIU Convocation Center

More than 200 employers will be present to connect with NIU students/alumni seeking full-time jobs. A list of participating employers is available online. Admission is free for all current NIU students and alumni to attend; students can pre-register online, but pre-registration is not required.

NIU Spring Internship Fair: Feb. 17, 2015PRE-FAIR PREPARATION

Practice Interview Week
Monday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 24

This week is designed to help students improve their interviewing skills in a supportive and non-threatening environment. Thirty-minute interviews will be held with NIU Career Services’ employer partners and conducted in Room 260 of the Campus Life Building. Students will receive feedback on strengths and areas for improvement. Sign up is available through Huskies Get Hired.

Internship & Job Fair Prep Workshop
5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center

This preparation workshop is designed to help you make the most of the career fairs by providing strategies for engaging with employers at the fairs. Hear from Career Services professionals and current NIU students who have been successful at the fairs on how you can make the best possible first impression with employers seeking to hire Huskies.

ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop (sponsored by Kohl’s)
4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center

You’ve decided you want an internship to be in your future – now plan your internship search. Come hear employers and former interns describe how you can increase your marketability as an intern candidate. FREE career books authored by keynote speaker Susan Caplan (“Marketing Yourself to the Real World: Internships”) will be given away to the first 100 attendees. Casual dress; all are welcome.

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