NIU’s Smith Earns Back-to-Back Walter Camp All-America Honors

Huskie defensive end named to second All-America team this season DEKALB, Ill. – For the second consecutive season, Northern Illinois University defensive end Sutton Smith was honored as a Walter Camp All-American, when the Huskie junior was named to the organization’s second team Thursday. Smith, who became the first Huskie to earn first team All-America honors in back-to-back years when he was named …

Freeman hosts President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering for faculty and staff

DeKALB — NIU President Lisa Freeman hosted the President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday as a way for faculty and staff to bring in the holiday season. The event was in the Altgeld Hall auditorium and featured music performed by the NIU Jazztet, one of the jazz combos directed by Reggie Thomas. Representatives from the Huskie …

NIU football: Huskies storm back from 19-point deficit to claim MAC title

Rod Carey had been saying it. Marcus Childers had been saying it. The whole offense had been saying it. On Friday, Childers showed what Northern Illinois has been saying all year – that the offense is capable of scoring in bunches. Childers delivered the drive of a lifetime, culminating in his rollout, 35-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Brown with 1:09 …

Cambodian student one of four to receive the Lincoln Laureate award

DeKALB — International Cambodian student I Younan An, who is also a senior political science major, proves anything is possible by becoming the first international NIU student to win the Lincoln Laureate award. An said he believes taking advantage of his time played a vital role in being honored with NIU`s Lincoln Laureate Award. The award is given to an …

Karlen opens up on Type 1 Diabetes

The NIU volleyball team held a Diabetes Awareness Night during the Huskies’ match-up versus the Bowling Green State University Falcons Saturday. The Huskies brought the Juvenile Diabetes Research to the Convocation Center to help educate attendees about the disease. The JDRF is a global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research. Their mission is to “accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent …

Northern Illinois University powers up with regional high school students

Participants build, race solar cars to learn about renewable energy DeKALB – Regional high school students put their renewable energy-powered engineering skills to the test Thursday at Northern Illinois University. It wasn’t easy, some burgeoning engineers said. “It was actually really hard [to build the cars],” said DeKalb High School student Selina Diaz, 17. Her teammate, Yuliana Sanchez, 15, said …

CHANCE Program celebrates 50 years

DeKALB — The McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is celebrating 50 years of providing opportunities to students in higher education. The College Help and Assistance Necessary for College Education [CHANCE] Program was a vision of the sixth NIU President Rhoten Smith, in 1968. The title of the program comes from its first director, McKinley Deacon Davis. CHANCE Director Denise Hayman …

Kemp brings hometown pride to Huskie volleyball

First-year middle blocker Jasmine Kemp said she is not enamored with the flash or glamor of a big city. She describes herself as an old soul who is more likely to listen to British-American rapper Slick Rick’s discography than anything else; she knows all of “Children’s Story” more than the current era’s rap music. Kemp said her desire to be …

NIU, DeKalb community members host fifth-annual Unity Walk

  DeKALB – New Hope Church senior pastor Joe Mitchell said he remembers a lot of unrest across the U.S. after protests in Missouri over the death of Ferguson resident Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer, five years ago. Mitchell said he noticed that the only time there was no violence during the Ferguson protests …

NIU’s ROTC and military sciences director honored at Chicago Bears game

  Lt. Col. Karl Nilsen, NIU Military Sciences Department chair, will be the Soldier of the Game during the Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks game 7:15, Monday, at Soldier Field. A deserving member of the military is honored during an on-field recognition during the third quarter of each Bears home game. Nilsen will be accompanied by his wife Kathryn and sons Clark …