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NIU Career Fairs
Students looking for advanced degree options, career-related work experience prior to graduation or to jump-start their employment plans are encouraged to review the Fall 2010 schedule of NIU Career Fairs. First in the lineup of fairs is the second annual Graduate & Professional School Fair. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday,...
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The Pleiades chapter at NIU was among the outstanding chapters honored for its excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference held in July in Chicago. The group was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters meeting chapter management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service....
John Rico
John Rico, born and raised in Cabrini-Green and currently founder and CEO of Rico Enterprises, Inc., will present his “Entrepreneur Story” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. Sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Latino Resource Center, the presentation will be held in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road. Rico has more...
Logo of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
NIU’s chapter of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society will launch a new NIU alumni group with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The group plans to meet three to four times per year to network, socialize, support the local collegiate chapter and provide programs of interest to Mortar Board alumni. All ideas and suggestions for...
Jermaine Stegall
NIU music alum Jermaine Stegall’s original score for the made-for-TV movie “Mandrake” will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Syfy channel. Stegall earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the NIU School of Music in 2000. He is a BMI award-winning composer who has been writing music since the 1990s. After obtaining formal degrees...
The fall 2010 issue of Northern Now celebrates the successful completion of True North, NIU’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. In true NIU style, alumni and friends came forward to exceed the campaign’s $150 million goal with more than $160 million in gifts to the university. Read also about NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan, president of Paramadina...
  Michael Nicolas, a longtime board member of the NIU Executive Club and an active member of the club’s Board of Directors, has been elected its president. He succeeds Roy Schultz, the club’s outgoing president. Established in 1996, the NIU Executive Club is an organization dedicated to fostering professional and personal relationships among highly successful NIU...
Michael Turner vs. Alabama
Have you seen the ESPN Fantasy Football commercial featuring NIU alum, Michael Turner?
The NIU Foundation has reached an amazing milestone – the successful completion of the True North campaign. More than 59,000 donors participated in the campaign raising over $160 million. The True North campaign has changed the physical and philanthropic landscape at NIU by: •Providing almost $35 million toward three state-of-the-art facilities. •Awarding NIU students more...
NIU School of Music alumna Nicole Mitchell was awarded the honor “Flutist of the Year” on June 14 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Nicole also received this award in 2008. Nicole serves as President of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, and is a noted composer and band leader as...
Tammy Duckworth, 2010 recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from NIU
Northern Illinois University presented an honorary doctoral degree to L. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Black Hawk helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds in Iraq cost her both of her legs and who now serves as a top ranking official in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vincent Cornelius (’89) received the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Law from the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, in recognition of his significant professional accomplishments and civic involvement. Cornelius opened his own general practice firm in 1994 and now has offices in Wheaton and Joliet, Illinois.  He began his legal career in...
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