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 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 …

Introducing: The Proudly DeKalb Street Team

Proudly DeKalb is proud to announce the formation of its very own event Street Team! With help from the members of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional marketing and sales co-ed fraternity at NIU, the Street Team was formed to capture all of the great moments and events that are happening in the DeKalb community. The Street Team positively engages the …

#ProudlyDeKalb Welcomes New Team Member!

Looking to increase community interaction, the Proudly DeKalb team is excited to bring Colton Mang, a Senior Marketing & Sales student at Northern Illinois, aboard to serve as a digital marketing intern! If you were at the Back to School Bash or The First National Challenge events earlier this year, you may have seen Colton and his professional fraternity members, …

New Community Choir – Looking to Grow

Have you, or a loved one had a stroke? Come join our choir! The Northern Illinois University Communication Disorders Department is conducting a study to determine if group singing is an effective way to increase communication and quality of life for people who have had a stroke. Existing research shows that singing can support language after a stroke, and any …

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 Kite Fest Returns September 10

This weekend we will welcome hundreds of families to our area for NIU Family Weekend and the 12th annual DeKalb Kite Fest.   There are many activities that will take place on and off campus to showcase DeKalb County attractions, highlighted by NIU’s 2:30 p.m. Saturday football game against Eastern Illinois at Huskie Stadium. DeKalb Kite Fest follows on Sunday with …

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 …

#ProudlyDeKalb Welcomes NIU Intern

Hello, my name is Frank Gallegos and I have been living in DeKalb, IL for the past three years. I recently completed my third year at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and I am looking forward to starting my fourth year at NIU. I am a proud first generation Latino student from Mexican descent who grew up in Blue Island, IL.  …