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Canoes and kayaks are now available for rental for use on the East Lagoon.

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Students enjoy a game of table tennis in Gilbert Hall in the late 1950s. This fall, students will once...

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Commencement. A time to celebrate and an opportunity to recognize those who provided assistance along the way. Do you...

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The Convocation Center glows in celebration of the football team’s berth in the Discover Orange Bowl.

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This blue heron has found a peaceful perch at the lagoon. A part of the university since its inception,...

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Two transfers, one life together

I met my husband, Efrem, my junior year. He was just an obnoxious guy who lived across the hall. After time, he grew on me (as we say, like a fine wine). We realized how much we had in common. Our families were similar; we liked many of the...

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Alumnus celebrates new role as chief judge

John T. Elsner, J.D. ’78, was selected chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit of the state of Illinois. He gathered with fellow NIU College of Law alumni to celebrate the new position: (front row, from left) NIU Trustee Anthony A. Iosco, J.D. ’78; John T. Elsner, J.D. ’78;...

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Double Huskies ensure the spot of their engagement remains for future generations.

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Construction progresses on the new residence hall complex going up just north of Lincoln Hall. Set to open next...

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Alumni take helm of university boards

The NIU Alumni Association is proud to welcome Francine Pepitone, ’74, as president of its Board of Directors. Pepitone is vice president business development for InnerWorkings, Inc., and has over 30 years of experience in the hotel and promotional product industries. An active member of the Chicago business community,...

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A sellout crowd looks on as massive Omaha defenders attempt to prevent George Bork from completing a pass. —1963 Norther...

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Alumni Association launches NIU Alumni Connections

Higher education is in a time of change and uncertainty, and in Illinois, the financial model that has supported our public universities for generations has eroded dramatically. Declining state support, millions of dollars of unfunded mandates, increased regulation and compliance, and rising operational costs have resulted in the burden...

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The Alumni Association’s got you covered

One of the first challenges faced by new graduates—even before landing a job—is finding the right insurance to protect their transition into a new life phase. The NIU Alumni Association is here to help by sponsoring the Alumni Insurance Program, which helps fulfill the association’s goal of assisting alumni...

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Affinity Group news

Regional Events Round-up NIU alumni all over the country are connecting with friends old and new with the help...

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Movie Mentor

Painting, says Mike Disa, died with abstract expressionism. Most theater “is not just dead but embarrassing. I point you to the last few years of Broadway.” The American short story? “Disintegrated into technique.” Musicals? “Gone.” It’s film that Disa holds in the highest esteem, calling it “the only really...

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Alumni advocates

The Alumni Association recently traveled to our state and national capitals to rally support for the university and public higher...

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On Opening Day each fall, thousands of new and returning students arrive at the residence halls and are welcomed to campus by administrators, faculty, and staff members who volunteer to help carry boxes, fans, and all the essentials. Nothing says welcome to the NIU family like a helping hand when...

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Alumni Association scholarships

Do you know a current NIU student who could use some money for college? The Alumni Association can help. For more than 50 years, the NIU Alumni Association has provided qualified students with financial assistance. This academic year, the Alumni Association awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to students...

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Affinity Group news

CSAC Awards Scholarship The Computer Science Alumni Council (CSAC) is proud to announce Kevin Deichl as the first recipient of the  CSAC scholarship. Kevin completed his bachelor’s degree at NIU in 2009 and his master’s this summer in computer science. He was awarded the $1,250 scholarship this past spring....

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Are you a member yet?

“Card-carrying” members of the NIU Alumni Association can take pride in knowing that they are an important part of the university community. Thanks to dues-paying members, the Alumni Association is better able to serve the entire NIU family with programming including scholarships for students, networking events for job seekers,...

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Memories Not Included

During the early 1980s, Scott and Joan Bolzan spent many Saturday afternoons relaxing and feeding geese at NIU’s scenic...

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New Member Benefit: Online career enhancement series

Cardinal & Black and Legacy members of the Alumni Association have been enjoying our new online career enhancement series. The series of monthly webinars focuses on career skills and delivers the nation’s top career authors and experts right to your computer. The webinars are held on the first Wednesday...

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In 1966, May Fete’s theme was “The Rites of Spring,” although cold weather persisted that year

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