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 31

Ladies’ night: NIU holds women’s football clinic

DeKALB – Rod Carey did what he did on a normal game day, leading his players out of the locker room and on the field at Huskie Stadium.

Jul 29

NIU’s future draws on its past

The future is your past. The past is your future.

Jul 29

Baker Report: Recognizing our collective accomplishments

Doug BakerDuring the 2013-14 academic year, Northern Illinois University has made significant initial progress on the keystone goal of student career success, and I look forward to continuing to help our wonderfully talented employees and students achieve bold futures.

Our shared successes depend on each of us working together – in concert with alumni and community members – to ensure the support needed to achieve our ambitious goals.

Over the past year, there have been many accomplishments of which we should be proud. We’ve expanded the engaged learning opportunities such as internships and mentorships, themed learning communities and study abroad programs that have become hallmarks of an NIU education. Under the tutelage of NIU faculty, staff and alumni mentors, our students earned regional, statewide and national recognition. And we’ve opened new buildings and facilities that further enhance NIU’s living-learning environment.

The NIU Bold Futures 2013-14: A Year in Review report highlights many of these accomplishments in addition to work to date on the broader steps of staffing, cultural transformation, structural reorganization and alignment of university resources so it can effectively make progress on our key goals.

I hope that you will take the time to review our collective accomplishments as we move forward in re-envisioning NIU as a model 21st century university.

Together Forward,


Jul 25

Ex-Huskie, retired NFL lineman Diem able to participate in NIU golf tourney

DeKALB – Ryan Diem’s father Greg, and his father-in-law Bill Constein have been coming to the Brigham-Novak Gridiron Classic for years.

Jul 24

Schiller gets another NFL shot in St. Louis

Pat Schiller (above right) tabled some of the accelerated football jargon on reserve in his brain upon joining his alma mater as an assistant coach last season.

Jul 23

Chargers cut NIU grad English

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers have released outside linebacker Northern Illinois University graduate Larry English, a former first-round pick.

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.

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