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Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge began her new role as chair of the NIU Department of Accountancy Jan. 1. Shortridge is the Gaylen and Joanne Larson Professor of Accountancy and formerly served as the department’s assistant chair. She is the first woman to hold the chair position in the department’s history. “It’s an honor to be chosen as...
Gina Nicolosi
Gina Nicolosi, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Finance, will become chair July 1. In her current roles, Nicolosi teaches the competitive-entry Student Managed Portfolio course, serves as the adviser to the NIU Investment Association and acts as a faculty chaperone on a number of student financial trips. Nicolosi will take over for Dennis...
Mahesh Subramony
Management professor Mahesh Subramony keeps a student’s note in his office: “Dr. Subramony pushed us to think differently.” He views this as the ultimate compliment because of his focus on imparting thought leadership – clear and rigorous thinking that drives excellence in action. Through experiential learning and vibrant, analytical class discussions, Subramony prepares each of...
Federal 1040 form, pen and calculator
Qualified NIU students, faculty and staff can get free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 26 through April 12 in the Holmes Student Center Gallery Lounge. This program is sponsored by the NIU Department of Accountancy, NIU’s Financial Cents program and Goodwill Northern...
Altgeld Hall in snow
NIU is currently conducting searches for new deans to lead three colleges. A search for a new dean of the College of Law will launch soon. College of Visual and Performing Arts NIU is seeking an experienced, energetic and visionary leader to serve as the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The...
Franz Vagra and friends
Imagine tying for best in the world on a business aptitude test offered to students from more than 3,500 participating universities. Then ask NIU finance major Franz Varga exactly how he did just that. Varga arrived at the top spot by way of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test in business and finance (BAT). His journey included...
Dennis Barsema
Preparing students well for success in their education and in their careers is a significant challenge in difficult times. NIU’s Dennis Barsema will join leaders and policy makers from universities, community colleges and industry for “From Classroom to Career: Collaborating for Student Success,” a half-day symposium with students and parents. Together, these 18 leaders will...
Logo of the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association
Two members of the NIU community were recognized for their achievements at the annual convention of the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association, held in late September in Bloomington. Judy Santacaterina, an NIU Forensics coach and longtime champion of the program, presented NIU student Yanelly Villegas with the 2015 Norton Graduate Student Award. The award recognizes...
NIU students are testing their sales acumen thanks to NIU’s inaugural Professional Sales Showcase which began Oct. 1 and continues through Oct. 15. Over the course of the two weeks, nearly 200 sales students are taking part in the unique contest that tests their phone skills and face-to-face sales skills in a role-play situation. “All students...
Barsema Hall
As part of the celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the Latino Resource Center – in partnership with the NIU College of Business – will host the first Latino Business Panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Barsema Hall 301. The panelists are Raquel Vega, Martha Dominguez, Roberto Carmona and John Rico, three...
Joan Dubinsky
NIU’s College of Business hosts the fifth annual Building Ethical Leaders Using an Integrated Ethics Framework (BELIEF) Week, which takes place through Friday, Oct. 9. Throughout the five-day event, notable alumni and corporate partners from a variety of industries will speak to NIU business students about best business practices and ethics awareness. “BELIEF Week is...
Northern Illinois University is pleased to announce a major gift from longtime donors Bob and Cathy Rothkopf. Because this gift will be endowed, it will provide a significant scholarship every year. “NIU is an important part of our lives” said Bob Rothkopf. “We want to ensure that hard-working business students have the support necessary to...
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