Geology & Environmental Geosciences

In fall 2019, the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University proudly celebrates its Golden Anniversary and 50 years of studying the Earth. Since its inception in 1969, the department has developed students into versatile, creative graduates who use a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge to solve complex geoscientific problems.

 

In honor of a half-century of academic excellence, and looking forward to ensuring that tradition continues for many years to come, the NIU Foundation is excited to launch the Campaign for Geology and Environmental Geosciences: The Present is the Key to the Future. With an eye towards making it possible for more students to pursue their dreams of careers in Geology and Environmental Geosciences, the campaign will focus on raising funds and ensuring resources for student financial aid, summer field schools and other hands-on learning experiences.

 

During the Day of Giving, Dave and Carolyn Read are offering the opportunity to amplify your gifts to the Campaign for NIU Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Gifts to any geology fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $25,000.

Leaderboard
Area with the most gifts
Which area on campus will bring in the most gifts during the NIUDOG? Keep an eye on this leaderboard to find out!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Student Scholarships 355
2 College of Business 219
3 College of Visual & Performing Arts 191
4 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 137
5 College of Education 131
6 Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 114
7 College of Health & Human Sciences 70
8 College of Law 68
9 Huskie Food Pantry 51
10 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology 35
11 NIU Huskie Athletics 33
12 The Northern Star 27
13 University Libraries 25
14 Alumni Association & Affinity Groups 18
15 McKinley Deacon Davis CHANCE Program 11
16 University Honors Program 10
17 NIU Study Abroad 10
18 Northern Public Radio 9
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Leaderboard
Area to raise the most money
Which area on campus will raise the most money during the NIUDOG? Keep an eye on this leaderboard to find out!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Business $175,070.00
2 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences $45,436.00
3 Student Scholarships $39,251.00
4 College of Visual & Performing Arts $25,036.00
5 Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion $14,390.00
6 NIU Huskie Athletics $14,250.00
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology $11,741.00
8 College of Law $11,400.00
9 College of Education $9,849.00
10 College of Health & Human Sciences $4,980.00
11 Huskie Food Pantry $1,703.50
12 The Northern Star $1,690.00
13 Alumni Association & Affinity Groups $1,330.00
14 Northern Public Radio $1,260.00
15 McKinley Deacon Davis CHANCE Program $1,060.00
16 University Honors Program $1,045.00
17 University Libraries $795.00
18 NIU Study Abroad $765.00
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$26,000
Altendorf Momentum Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $26,000 from NIU alumnus Michael Altendorf '79, ’81 MBA, and his wife Susan to support student scholarships. Thank you, Huskies!
701 / 701 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Scott Launch Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $100,000 from Dr. Tom Scott '75 to support student scholarships. Thank you, Huskies!
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Recent Grad Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $2,500 from a group of NIU recent graduates (Classes of 2009-2018) to support student scholarships. Thank you, Huskies!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Dave and Carolyn Read Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $25,000 from Dave (BS ’74, MS ’76) and Carolyn Read to support the Geology and Environmental Geoscience department. Thank you, Huskies!
$11,828 MATCHED
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2
Match
Berg Geology and Environmental Geosciences Challenge
You did it! Thanks to your generosity you have helped to unleash $10,000 from Dr. Jonathan Berg to support the NIU Geology and Environmental Geosciences department. Thank you, Huskies!
$0 MATCHED
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