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Rockford-area workforce development group seeks federal funds to advance manufacturing

A Rockford education, industry and workforce development collaborative has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive $2.1 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant focusing on the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This follows the collaborative’s successful proposal in 2011, which

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NIU freshmen…You deserve a little TLC

Incoming Northern Illinois University freshman have a unique opportunity to engage deeply with a course theme, connect learning across courses in collaborative and active ways, develop relationships with peers and faculty, and ease the transition into college by enrolling in  one of

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‘This I Believe II’ returns for 2012 First-Year Common Reading Experience

NIU faculty, administrators, staff and returning students are encouraged to “Get the Book, Read the Book and Donate the Book” as part of the First-Year Common Reading Experience (CRE) this fall. For the second year, NIU’s book selection is This I Believe

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Deb Pierce chats with NIU’s visitors from China.

NIU, ELS partner to host Chinese delegates

More than 60 delegates from 32 Chinese universities visited the NIU campus Monday, June 4, to gather information regarding higher education for high-level Chinese dignitaries interested in learning more about NIU. In collaboration with ELS Language Centers, NIU hosted the delegation, coordinated

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Chinese educational delegation to visit NIU

NIU’s international population will swell by 10 percent Monday, June 4, when 64 prominent Chinese university officials visit. The delegation, coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), includes representatives from 21 Chinese universities,

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NIU commencement: Spring 2011

Commencement ceremonies set Friday, Saturday

Soon-to-be alumni of NIU will gather this weekend with each other – and with their loved ones – to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Commencement ceremonies are planned Friday and Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. The Graduate School ceremony begins

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