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Top 25 of 2013: Celebrating Excellence

December 14, 2013

Celebrating Excellence logoAs 2013 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 17

NIU hosted its first-ever Celebrating Excellence event in April.

Sixteen different functions including honor society inductions, lectures and guest speakers, research presentations, recognition ceremonies and conferences.

The celebration highlighted the accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty and staff to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service during the academic year.

Jaron Lanier, an author, scientist, composer and musician known as the “father of virtual reality” and one of the most influential thinkers of our time, gave the keynote address.