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from Justin Bend, NIU Heating Plant Dear Northern Illinois University Community: The representatives of your water system, Northern Illinois University – DeKalb IL0375500, appreciate your participation in the lead tap monitoring program. As required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act, we sample and test your water for lead in your drinking water...
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Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign through the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination of hundreds of organizations across the country. Money Smart Week DeKalb includes DeKalb, LaSalle and Lee counties in Illinois. Last year,...
Pamela Waltz
NIU Department of Psychology doctoral candidate Pamela Waltz was selected as a recipient of a 2015 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award. “I was definitely excited,” Waltz said. “Winning a competitive national research award is truly a reflection of the exceptional training and mentoring I received as a graduate student at NIU’s Industrial-Organizational (I-O) program.”...
Members of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. This month, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are being saluted as part of the 17th annual Collegiate EMS Week, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 15. Sponsored by the National Collegiate Emergency...
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Procurement Services has provided these guidelines for NIU departments that require processing of Request for Proposals and/or Invitation for Bids. Request for Proposal/Invitation for Bid Guidelines 1.0     Purpose These guidelines outline the preparation and evaluation of an Invitation for Bid (IFB)/Request for Proposal (RFP). The guidelines are effective from Monday, Nov. 9, until revised....
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Procurement Services has created a quick reference guide to assist departments when they need to submit purchase orders. UPDATED Nov. 6, 2015 Board of Trustees Approval: Obligations of $250,000 or more Certifications: Required for purchase orders $20,000.01 and over, and for all purchase orders requiring contracts Change orders Departments must submit any PO change orders...
When it comes to initiating sexual encounters, only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted. Many have worked diligently behind-the-scenes on the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee to bring this issue to the forefront. NIU...
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Awards
Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences selected 11 recipients for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. Following the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards were established as an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord presented the 2015 awards...
The Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) has recognized NIU’s Dara Little with its Distinguished Faculty designation. Little serves as NIU’s assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs. She was honored with the award earlier this month at the 2015 SRA International Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Little was the only U.S. research administrator...
Stacey Erdman
Stacey Erdman, digital collections curator at NIU, is among 45 archivists who have earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists. The new specialists completed required coursework and passed a comprehensive examination in August. SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed by experts in the field of digital archives and provides...
Holly Orcutt
Only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community now that NIU’s consent policy officially was adopted in regard to initiating sexual encounters. Over the next few months, NIU Today will feature members of the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee who have worked...
NIU lighting lab
People are exposed daily to many different types of light. Although many are not consciously aware of the lights that surround them, the color and brightness of these lights affects them physiologically. Take a look around to consider the nearby sources of light. Is natural light filtering through a window? Is it sunny or overcast...
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