Alumna honored as ‘outstanding principal’ in Rockford

Pamela Nichols
Alumna Pamela Nichols, principal of White Swan Elementary School in Rockford, has been named the 2014 Puri Family Outstanding Principal by the Golden Apple Foundation. In addition to the award, Nichols will receive $1,500 for her school and $500 in Volcano Falls gift certificates to reward excellent students, compliments of Sunil Puri of First Rockford Group. To…

Pianist shares ‘world language’ with Souper Wednesday audience

Souper Wednesday: Yao Lin
NIU honors students were captivated Wednesday as they listened to alum Yao Lin play the piano and share her love of music, which she described as the universal language. Lin, known as Lina on campus, came to NIU in 2009 from Beijing to study piano performance with William Goldenberg, a distinguished professor in the NIU School…

Love is in the air: ‘I Heart NIU Week’ begins Saturday

I Heart NIU
I Heart NIU Week is an opportunity for alumni, students, faculty and staff to show their love for the university. Participation can be done in small ways, including watching the spring football game Saturday, sharing an NIU story on Facebook, liking the NIU Alumni Association on Facebook or doing a random act of kindness. Here’s how you…

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