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Archive: May, 2017
Every time we use the internet, we leave a trail of information behind. At the next STEM Café, NIU marketing instructor Alex Eddy will discuss where we’re leaving our digital footprints, who’s using our personal data and what they’re doing with it. The talk will take place Wednesday, June 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....
Sharpen your skills, jump into a new career path or simply learn something new using the NIU campus license for Lynda. Lynda is a leading online learning company, purchased by LinkedIn in 2015, offering over 10,000 expert-led online courses and video tutorials on a variety of subjects in business, creative services and technology. This online...
Orientation and Family Connections will soon begin its campus-wide orientation and enrollment program for incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families. During orientation (a two-day program for freshmen and a single day for transfers) incoming students gain an increased understanding of resources, identify opportunities for engagement and involvement, and begin to learn what it means...
Central Management Services (CMS) has announced that the Benefit Choice period will be extended through 11:59 p.m. (Central time) on June 1, 2017.  This extension is being granted because of recent difficulties with processing enrollments via the MyBenefits.illinois.gov website and lengthy hold times at MyBenefits Service Center. CMS has indicated that although online processing is...
The sale of parking permits for faculty and staff will be delayed until June 15. The delay will allow Parking Services time to make adjustments caused by a recent decision at the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board earlier this month. Please refrain from calling or emailing the Parking Office with questions related to this issue.  Please...
Today the Executive Ethics Commission (EEC) publicly released the final report of the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) regarding its nearly three-year investigation into the university’s use of the affiliate employment classification in 2013 and 2014. Until now, Illinois state law and the OEIG investigation process have required that this matter be confidential....
Eric Armstrong and Jeffrey Salmon understand the extra challenges that adult and non-traditional college students face – as well as the extra motivation that drives these students to work hard and succeed. Armstrong is the director and Salmon the assistant director of NIU’s Military and Post-Traditional Student Services (MPTSS), an office that Salmon says “aims...
NIU College of Law hosted alumni and guests as they were admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the U.S., on Monday, May 15, in Washington, D.C. This year’s group of 15 inductees included NIU Law alumni and guests. The exceptional day started at the Supreme Court Building with a private breakfast for the...
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is preparing for the fall 2017 semester Clothing Expo and they’re seeking donations of clothes and household/residence hall-room items in a friendly competition between offices and departments, the winner will receive a special award. The GSRC will judge which office/department donated the most clothing and/or household/residence hall-room items by Thursday, June 22....
Beginning Saturday, July 1, all current NIU employees will be automatically enrolled in online payroll statements. This change will be effective with the payday that occurs on Friday, July 14. While many employees currently take advantage of this green delivery method, more than 3,000 still receive paper statements. By making this change, the university stands...
A special thanks to Michaela who goes out of her way to make people feel appreciated. Your kindness and compassion for others helps the NIU community be a better place.
NIU’s 11th annual EIGERlab FastPitch Competition — your chance to prove the potential of your business idea in three minutes or less — will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the NIU EIGERlab, 8500 E. State St., in Rockford, IL. Initial presentations will kick off at 3:30 p.m., and final presentations will start at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to...
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