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NIU President Doug Baker
“Ethically Inspired Leadership.” The words are familiar words to anyone on the NIU campus as one of President Doug Baker’s pillars of Student Career Success, but their meaning might seem unclear to those outside the university community. Such was the case for a corporate executive booked to speak at the annual BELIEF Week in the...
Katie Hilborn
Individuals impacting the social space once again headline this year’s Social Impact Summit at NIU. This year’s theme is “Human Impact … Change One Life.” The summit takes place Friday, April 8, at the NIU Barsema and Alumni Visitors Center. Katie Hilborn, founder and director of Global Orphan Prevention, will deliver the keynote presentation. Hilborn’s...
Balaji Rajagopalan
Balaji Rajagopalan, head of the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend, will become dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Business July 1. Members of the NIU Board of Trustees endorsed his appointment last week following a national search. NIU is “fortunate to have attracted a proven leader, with significant experience in...
Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD) takes place Tuesday, April 19, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Hundreds of NIU students will present their research. For more information, email [email protected] Meet Robin Grooms, a freshman environmental studies major with a policy emphasis. Grooms is involved in Research Rookies, the Honors Program,...
NIU President Doug Baker
Leaders in Ethics and Academic Discipline (LEAD), an NIU College of Business student organization, will host NIU President Doug Baker for a Huskie Ethical Awareness Talk. Baker will speak on “Ethically Inspired Leadership: The Student Perspective” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Barsema Hall 200. LEAD is a component of the BELIEF...
Mentoring: It works. Find out why.
Mentoring, a critical ingredient in student career success, will soon be receiving additional support and awareness from NIU students, faculty and staff. The Huskie Mentoring Summit, hosted by University Honors, will offer students the opportunity to explore the lifelong benefits of serving as a mentor or mentee. NIU undergraduate students with experience as mentors or...
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The Idea, Innovation, Impact Lab (I-Lab) is a 16-week program, which includes workshops on creativity, social impact, design, engineering and innovation. In this start-up accelerator, students work in multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial teams to develop an innovative technology to solve a social problem. Student applicants are currently being sought for the fall semester. The course will be...
Kristine and Mike McGrath
Applications are invited from all full-time, NIU tenured and tenure-track faculty members interested in becoming McGrath Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows. McGrath Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows are academic entrepreneurs who are pursuing projects that demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and action in ways that build on their expertise in their home discipline. Fellows form a community of faculty engaged in...
Russell Slifer
NIU Law alumnus Russell Slifer (’94), deputy under Secretary of Commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will speak twice this week at his alma mater. Slifer will present “Protecting and Profiting From Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Protection and Value Creation” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb....
Dennis Barsema and Jenée Carlson
For some, the recent holiday season invokes memories of food overflowing on dining room tables. But for many on college campuses across the country, an abundance of food is far from the reality. Several national media outlets – the Atlantic, the New York Times and Rolling Stone, among others – recently carried stories about hidden...
Charles E. Downing
In challenging fiscal times, larger class section sizes often become more common. As the number of students enrolled in a course section rises, one way to continue to deliver a quality educational experience for students is through the creative use of technology. Charles E. Downing, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Operations Management and...
Donna Kieso
Faculty emeritus and legendary accounting author Don Kieso has made a significant gift to recognize his wife and partner of 56 years by creating a professorship in her name. The Donna R. Kieso Professorship in Accounting was established to reward excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession. Kate Mantzke, associate professor of accounting,...
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