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Student Engagement Fund

The Student Engagement Fund is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide funding for students working on faculty-mentored research projects and to support undergraduate student engagement project. For further information on the Student Engagement Fund, visit our website or contact Michaela Holtz at 753-8155 or Dave Ballantine at 753-7969.

Now Accepting 2015-2016 NLA Applications

Undergraduates who are interested in serving as a Northern Light Ambassador during the 2015-2016 school year are invited to submit an application. Application instructions and materials are available on the NLA website. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by February 13, 2015 at 4:30PM to be considered.

Feel free to email NLA@niu.edu with any questions.

Summer Research Opportunities Program Applications Are Open

Calling all highly motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will not be graduating in the Spring or Summer of 2015!  Applications for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) are now open! The application deadline for SROP is Friday, February 27, 2015. 

Huskie Service Scholars Accepting Site Supervisor Applications

We are currently accepting site supervisor applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2015-2016 academic year, and we want you! HSS has now been on campus for four years! In these past few years the program has been changing to provide a rewarding experience for both students and site supervisors (campus partner).


Spring 2015 GRE Basics Workshops

The GRE Basics Workshop provides students with information on the different sections of the GRE, study tips, and the Barron’s GRE Test Prep Book.  The compilation of these tools will help students prepare for the GRE and answer any questions they may have.  There will be two GRE Basics Workshops offered during the spring semester on February 19 (10am – 12pm) and March 27 (1:30pm – 2:30pm).  Each session will take place in Altgeld 125 and costs $20.  More information on details and registration can be found here.

Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and Community Engagement Showcase

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and second annual Community Engagement Showcase from 9:00AM to3:30PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or artistry project is eligible to showcase his or her work at Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. In addition to the poster, exhibit, and digital media display options, students now have the opportunity to present their work in a 15-minute oral presentation session.  Space is limited so interested students should apply early. 

Students (or student organizations) currently enrolled at NIU who have participated in community-based service project, including work completed during a service learning course, internship, are encouraged to showcase their work at the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). All eligible projects have to be completed in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Undergraduate students can register and submit their abstracts for URAD at http://www.niu.edu/engagedlearning/research/urad.shtml and for CES at: www.niu.edu/ces until Friday, March 6, 2015.

Civic Reflections

Each month, OSEEL has been hosting a civic reflection themed in accordance with that month. Dialogues will provide participants with a comfortable environment in which they can speak openly regarding desired topics, an in-depth understanding of the importance of civic work, and a deeper connection among their peers and community members.

All of campus and community are welcome to come and reflect o their engagement experiences in these hosted monthly reflections from 3pm to 4 pm in Altgeld Hall 100:

Tuesday, April 7: Nature and Environment