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The late Andy Rooney once said that most of us end up with no more than a handful of people who remember us, but teachers have thousands of individuals who remember them for the rest of their lives. This April and May, during Celebrating Excellence, NIU honors four professors who will undoubtedly leave a lasting...
Tim Dimond
A first-generation college student from Mendota, Timothy Dimond realized at a young age that taking up the family business wasn’t for him. “I grew up on a farm,” Dimond said. “Aside from dreaming about being an astronaut or cowboy, realistically I could have been a farmer. But the industry was getting tougher, so I decided...
Northern Illinois University is pleased to announce a major gift from longtime supporter James Thompson to establish the James E. Thompson Professorship in Marketing. Thompson, a 1967 marketing alumnus, served as executive vice president and managing director of the Leo Burnett Company. “The NIU College of Business was a pivotal experience for me back in the...
There is no debating that it has been a stellar season for the NIU Forensics team. From the 2015 Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament held at NIU, to the Novice Nationals tournament held at Butler University, Huskies continue to earn top honors this March in formal speech and debate competitions. “The coaching staff is...
The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities will host Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community. The day-long regional conference, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville, will be an opportunity to engage in thought provoking seminars while network with fellow attendees. Guest speakers include Jerry Blakemore, vice president and general counsel for...
NIU student collaborate in the Founders Memorial Library
It’s an opportunity to celebrate the present, reflect on the past and improve the future – together. Participants in the eighth annual NIU Assessment Expo, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, will learn more about 10 university programs and their outstanding assessment practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to view posters, talk...
Mike and Kristina McGrath
Entrepreneurs know just how hard it is to earn a buck – so when they make a major gift, you know it’s a cause that they believe in strongly. Such was the case this month when Mike McGrath, a 1970 alumnus of the NIU Department of Management and auto-dealer extraordinaire, and his wife, Kristina, made...
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Pitch With a CAUSE is a competition for anyone who has an idea for a business that makes a positive social or environmental impact. The competition is open to anyone interested in making a submission, including high school students, undergraduates, graduates students, non-students, retirees and even kindergarteners. In other words, all are welcome. The team selected...
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Northern Illinois University is getting results for businesses by connecting them with a team of student interns. Springboard was launched last year to provide customized assessments to small and midsized companies while providing internships to students. The program helps businesses develop international markets, learn about competitors, enhance their websites, expand social media, improve marketing messages...
DENVER, Colo.—A Northern Illinois University graduate has received one of the insurance industry’s highest distinctions. Debra Newman, founder and president of Newman Long Term Care, has been named in Insurance Business America magazine’s Hot 100 list for 2015. This annual list recognizes 100 people who have made waves in the insurance industry over the past...
Robert M. Peterson, associate professor and White Lodging Professor of Sales at NIU, hands out NIU fleeces to students boarding the #NIUSalesBus.
Updates: Days 1 and 2 on the #NIUSalesBus Days 3 and 4 on the #NIUSalesBus   On a blustery December morning, when most of their classmates were experiencing the joys of sleeping late on the first day of Winter Break, 24 students from the NIU College of Business were boarding a bus for a whirlwind...
The NIU College of Business SAP University Alliance Program will offer a SAP certification workshop to undergraduate, graduate students and NIU alumni in summer 2015. The SAP Certification is titled “TERP10, Business Process Integration with SAP ERP (SAP ERP 6.0 EhP 6).” The workshop will provide intensive training to prepare participants to become a SAP...
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