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Bill McCoy
Interestingly enough, this sort of story used to conjure up salacious images in the minds of everyday citizens. We presumed the level of lies, deceit and manipulation was surely beyond that of ordinary people – while such stories figuratively left the taste of “soap” (as in soap opera) in our mouths.
Undergraduate Research Day 2010
NIU now has an Enhanced Institutional Membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). This means that any faculty, student or staff associated with NIU can join CUR at no additional cost. This membership includes an electronic subscription to CUR Quarterly. Becoming a member is easy. Go to https://cur.networkats.com/members_online/members/newmember.asp and enter your name, title and then...
Jerry Wright
NIU’s Student Support Services is celebrating not only the renewal of its federal funding but the addition of a fifth year. The U.S. Department of Education granted $1.8 million to the program, housed in the Office of the Provost, and extended its financial support because the NIU initiative is among the top 10 percent of...
The David & Diane Graf Scholarship Celebration held Aug. 3 raised almost $18,000 for scholarships through sponsorships, auction items and attendance.  A tropical theme and a friendly game of “Huskie Feud” added to the evening festivities.  The scholarship fundraiser is hosted by the NIU Rockford Club, in partnership with the College of Business. The Rockford...
NIU’s College of Business is launching this fall its new career exploration program. Career Compass is for first-year students who have indicated a desire to pursue a degree in business. The program will engage student in self-, major- and career-exploration immediately at the onset of their college careers and is designed to help them select specific business...
The College of Business’ Society for Human Resource Management rated “superior” for the 21st time. NIU’s student chapter has been honored with a Superior Merit Award for 2009-2010. This award is the most selective award from the SHRM national organization. It recognizes: the highest achieving student chapters in the country for their exceptional ability in...
  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...
Don Tidrick headshot
The Illinois CPA Society has selected Donald E. Tidrick as a 2010 Outstanding Educator Award winner. The award recognizes Illinois educators at a community college, college or university who excel in their leadership and teaching, and who have made continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state. Tidrick is a professor of accountancy...
"Keith Robinson"
Keith Robinson, director of leadership development, explains that companies need to view performance management in a new way, by thinking about employees as assets not as expenses. In doing so, Robinson suggests companies can build their business and generate long term returns. In the June 2010 SmartBusiness article, Robinson explains the benefits, tools and ways...
Denise Schoenbachler
The NIU Board of Trustees today approved a new fast-track MBA program that will allow students to earn not only a master’s of business administration from NIU, but also a master’s degree in international management from the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, School of Management, in France – all within 12 months. The program will be...
"NIU Project Adrian"
Accountancy students at NIU started their class work Friday, March 26, by learning how to properly apply handcuffs to a suspected drug dealer. That is not a typical part of the curriculum, but this was not your typical accounting class. The demonstration was part of Project Adrian, a day-long event that allowed 80 students to...
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