October 9, 2013
BAKER REPORT: Generations of Pride
Homecoming week is upon us. I have enjoyed feeling the buzz on campus and seeing NIU pride on display everywhere I go.
For students, Homecoming means a chance to enjoy some of the many social and communiversity activities that take place during the week with classmates. For faculty and staff, it marks a chance to show our Huskie pride in addition to the opportunity to reconnect with alumni and foster continued engagement with a department, college and the university. And for alumni, Homecoming is a chance to, well, come home to NIU, renew acquaintances and friendships, connect with your college or department faculty and staff and, we hope, give back in terms of your time, resources or influence to better the experience for our students.
I hope you’ll take advantage of the many opportunities for community this week. Show your Huskie pride at “Yell like Hell” tomorrow night at the Convocation Center; take in the Homecoming parade and bonfire that follows Friday; run the Homecoming 5K Saturday morning before beginning your tailgating; and be sure to cheer the Huskies on to victory against Akron at 4 p.m.
Homecoming safety a priority for NIU, DeKalb
As NIU celebrates Homecoming week, student safety is a top priority for the campus and DeKalb communities.
NIU programs team up for social justice
The University Honors Program, Latino Resource Center and Center for Black Studies have collaborated to put together the university’s first-ever social justice conference, titled, “Strengthening our Campus Community while Developing Culturally Effective Students,” held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
NIU students lived in tents, trekked into Madgascar rainforest to track lemurs during life-changing adventure; 2014 program in the works
Homecoming parking restrictions announced
Alternative parking arrangements available at NIU, municipal lots.
NIU literacy educators plan networking event
NIU’s Department of Literacy Education is sponsoring a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road.
Global business exec delivers University Honors Maibach Lecture Series
The University Honors Program hosted former IBM executive Christopher Caine, now president of the Center for Global Enterprise and president and founder of Mercator XXI, for a lecture and series of roundtable discussions titled “America as a Commercial Republic.”
Liberal Arts and Sciences names 11 winners of 2013 alumni, faculty, staff awards
Dean Christopher McCord will present the 2013 awards Friday, Oct. 11, at a reception, dinner and program held in Altgeld Auditorium on NIU’s DeKalb campus.
Purnell to lead Military Student Services
Jarvis Purnell, director of Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services since the spring of 2012, has been named director of Military Student Services.
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