Daily News Scan – 8/19


NIU W.I.N. – What’s Important Now
Three things you should know about Northern Illinois University, higher education and the world around you.


NIU in the News

Sen. Mark Kirk visits Rockford to push for extension of Export-Import Bank
(Rockford Register Star, 8/18/14)

Students, faculty drawn to magnet experiment
(Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 8/18/14)

Bill Nicklas to retire Nov. 1
(DeKalb County Online, 8/19/14)

Chicago Students Seek To Counter Violence At Home
(KFAI-FM, 8/19/14)

Enjoying the good life in the country
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/18/14)

From the archives: Region’s future will be built on education
(Rockford Register Star, 8/18/14)

Nicklas Will Leave NIU This Fall
(Northern Public Radio, 8/19/14)

City of DeKalb’s study to look at aging water pipes
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/17/14)

All Illinois Public Colleges And Universities To Be Smoke Free In 2015
(Northern Public Radio, 8/18/14)

(Illinois Review, 8/18/14)

Letter: New NIU buses seem unnecessary
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/18/14)


NIU alumni in the News

NIU alum, Dodgers GM to speak Sept. 18
(American Towns, 8/18/14)

Des Plaines Office Equipment names Robert Giddens Director of Technology
(Chicago Tribune, 8/17/14)

Jurors Announced for the 2015 Smithsonian Craft Show
(Smithsonian, 8/19/14)

Considered a longshot, Lynch still fighting to make Bears
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/18/14)

PSI hires Elizabeth Stoever as communications coordinator
(Real Estate Journals, 8/18/14)

Rookie Debuts Highlight NFL Pre-Season Action
(Next Impulse Sports, 8/18/14)


Sports News

Veteran line paving the way for offense
(HuskieWire, 8/18/14)

Mid-American Conference and ESPN close to announcing a new multi-year deal
(Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8/18/14)

Folliard fits new linebacker mold at NIU
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/17/14)

Northern Illinois still seeking starting QB
(Chicago Sun-Times, 8/16/14)

The 2014 Roethlisberger Golden Arm Watch List
(Hustle Belt, 8/16/14)

Northern Illinois QB battle ‘still a three horse race
(Chicago Tribune, 8/18/14)

MAC renews TV deal with ESPN through 2026 season
(Sports Illustrated, 8/19/14)

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival names parade marshal, festival friend
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/18/14)

Latest academic scandal further tarnishes Notre Dame’s reputation
(Chicago Sun-Times, 8/16/14)

MAC Agrees To New 13-Year TV Rights Deal With ESPN
(Hustle Belt, 8/19/14)

Prairie Ridge grad Sean Folliard fits new linebacker mold at NIU
(Northwest Herald, 8/16/14)

Northern Illinois Still Undecided On Starting Quarterback Position
(ChiCitySports, 8/19/14)

Illinois programs heavily funded by student fees
(Chicago Tribune, 8/18/14)


Higher Education News

Debating a Sexual Assault Policy
(Inside Higher Ed, 8/18/14)

College shifts focus to engaging students earlier
(eCampus News, 8/18/14)

How a Text Message Might Boost College Enrollment
(WGBH-TV, 8/15/14)

How Immigrants Without Legal Status Can Pay for College
(US News & World Report, 8/15/14)


Around the State

Illinois’ public colleges to go smoke-free
(WREX-TV, 8/18/14)

Illinois students face a higher cost for higher education
(Elgin Courier-News, 8/16/14)

UI, prof remain tight-lipped as fight rages on
(Champaign News-Gazette, 8/17/14)

New Law Bans Smoking on College Campuses in Illinois
(WIFR-TV, 8/16/14)

ISU Reacts to Quinn Signing New Smoking Ban Policy
(WEEX-TV, 8/18/14)

SIU on Forbes list of top entrepreneurial universities
(The Southern Illinoisan, 8/18/14)

ISU Losing Chief Fundraiser To DePaul
(WGLT-FM, 8/18/14)

Illinois college athletic programs heavily funded by students
(American Towns, 8/18/14)

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