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NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire campus community to participate in an all-campus town hall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium. The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is an opportunity for university faculty and staff to engage in a conversation about important university issues and...
NIU’s Program Prioritization Coordinating Team has released the academic program inventory, providing the list of academic programs to be evaluated and ranked early next year. Some 224 degree programs, minors, certificates, course/unit areas and centers will be assessed by a 22-member academic task force beginning in January.  The inventory is the result of several months’...
As Northern Illinois University and other campuses across the state are now smoke free, smokers are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials in their cars or in proper receptacles before arriving on campus. According to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide with an estimated 1.69...
Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety will be leading a full scale exercise in and around the NIU Convocation Center on the morning of Friday, July 10. Police, fire, and emergency medical first responders will be training simulation for a situation involving an improvised explosive device (IED) and a barricaded subject within the Convocation...
Laurie-Elish Piper, Ph.D., begins today as acting dean of the NIU College of Education. “2015 marks my 20th year at NIU, and my commitment continues to grow,” she said. “I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to build upon the college’s tradition of educational excellence, as well as to make it the best...
Northern Illinois University announced the selection of Vernese Edghill-Walden, current City Colleges of Chicago provost and chief academic officer, as the senior associate vice president for academic diversity and chief diversity officer. Edghill-Walden is the first to hold this position, which reports to both the president and the executive vice president and provost and is...
NIU Director of Residential Communities Patty Martinez was the recipient of the James C. Grimm Leadership & Service Award at the Association of Colleges & Universities Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) opening ceremony Saturday evening in Orlando, Fla. The James C. Grimm Leadership & Service Award honors individuals who show dedicated service and outstanding leadership...
NIU Police will join with DeKalb and Illinois State Police in conducting roving patrols and roadside safety checks to focus on impaired drivers as part of an Independence Day weekend traffic enforcement effort focusing on drunk and unbuckled drivers. Police are advising drivers to wear their seatbelts, keep their eyes on the road and drive the...
A 1992 memo from cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris found that smokers working in places that prohibit smoking smoke 11-15 percent less than average and quit at a rate that is 84 percent higher than average. State lawmakers and health officials hope the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, signed into law in 2014, will have a similar effect. On...
Photo of parking ticket on windshield
NIU Parking Services reminds employees that new 2016 faculty/staff campus parking permits must be displayed in vehicles beginning Wednesday, July 1. Vehicles that do not display 2016 permits as of July 1 and after are subject to citations. Still need a permit? For more information, call (815) 753-1045 or email [email protected]
Northern Illinois University graduates are invited to the Alumni Summer Happy Hour to rekindle friendships and network with Huskies on Wednesday, July 29, at the Trophy Room in Chicago. This upscale NIU alumni-owned sports bar, located at 170 W. Ontario St., will provide a beer nugget and pizza buffet and two drinks from 5 to...
Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s annual Art to Lend on-campus artwork rental program returns Monday, July 13th with an exhibition of pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection available for rental and display in campus offices and administrative areas. Interested individuals may view the selected works in the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery between 10 a.m. and 3...
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