Researchers find pathway to give advanced notice for hailstorms

A new study led by Northern Illinois University meteorologist Victor Gensini identifies a method for predicting the likelihood of damaging hailstorms in the United States—up to three weeks in advance. Hail is easily the most economically destructive hazard posed by severe thunderstorms, producing on average billions of dollars in U.S. losses each year, including damage to roofs, homes and especially crops. New research …

NIU to Host 9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

NIU is holding its 9th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day on April 18th 2018. Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day is an annual showcase and celebration of the outstanding research and artistry projects that undergraduate students have participated in throughout the academic year. Projects include independent study, capstone projects, SEF, EURA, USOAR, SROP, Research Rookies or any other related research/artistry …

NIU grads’ NCLEX pass rates exceed national average

The results are in: graduates from the NIU School of Nursing have a 93 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. These results for 2017 reflect an increase over 2016. “The pass rate is a continuing trend that began in 2015, and can be attributed to the hard work of NIU nursing students and the …

NIU Career Services Collaborates to Develop Job Skills for DHS Students

A recent collaboration among NIU Career Services, DeKalb High School (DHS), the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and #ProudlyDeKalb offered DHS juniors and seniors an opportunity to develop their soft skills in preparation for employment now, and for life beyond high school. First Impressions Count: Essential Skills Workshop was offered to DHS students through their economics education classes. The two-day program …

DeKalb High School Band Begins Efforts to Replace Aged Uniforms

DeKalb, IL — The DeKalb High School marching band recently began a campaign to update the ensemble’s exhausted uniforms. Chicago; Dublin, Ireland; Indianapolis, IN; New Orleans, LA, are just a few of the places the DeKalb High School Barbs have performed in the last dozen years, always in their distinctive black, orange and white uniforms. The current uniforms have lived …

Northern Illinois University: Helping Students Climb the Ladder of Success

Social mobility and higher education go hand in hand, especially at Northern Illinois University. In recent years, NIU has ranked high in providing low-income students with opportunities to earn degrees and good-paying jobs. According to Washington Monthly the university was among the top 200 universities in the nation in social mobility, research, and service in 2015. Payscale.com ranked the university …

Campus & community welcome Huskies Home

The campus and community have partnered this year in a visible effort to extend a warm welcome to new and returning Huskies. NIU officials offered Huskie welcome signs to DeKalb business owners, and they responded enthusiastically. Those signs can now be seen displayed throughout the community. Sol Jensen, Vice President of the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, said …

DeKalb Chamber Welcomes New Teachers

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome more than 60 new teachers and administrators to District 428. The 8th annual event was held at the DeKalb High School Cafeteria with more than 140 attendees present to enjoy lunch provided by sponsor Hy-Vee. Each new teacher and administrator was presented with a welcome bag complete with items from more than …

Community invited to NIU events!

  Show your communiversity spirit and help welcome NIU’s newest class to DeKalb! Three upcoming events give local residents a chance to showcase our #proudlydekalb movement and have a great time: Volunteer to welcome new students at the Huskie Fall Kick-Off on Friday, August 25 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Just show up at Huskie Stadium by 4:30 for brief …