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Five students of NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) program spent the fall semester interning with nonprofit agencies in DeKalb and Sycamore. This is the first semester of an innovative communiversity partnership designed to provide students with experiences that will lead to career success while benefiting the local nonprofit sector. Students earn course credit...
Senior Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) of the NIU men’s soccer team was named Tuesday to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I soccer team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Page is one of just 34 student-athletes to receive All-America honors. Page, a finance major with a 4.0 GPA,...
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No matter how many obituaries are written for the shopping mall – no matter how many love letters are penned to the e-tailers of the Internet – millions of Americans are poised to once again defy the conventional wisdom. With stomachs full of turkey and mashed potatoes – or maybe not – they will trade...
Oak Brook-based Ace Hardware Corporation hired Northern Illinois University alumnus Steve Locanto as corporate controller. Locanto will report to Ace Chief Financial Officer Bill Guzik and oversee a broad range of financial matters, including internal and external financial reporting, internal controls, operational accounting and systems. “We are pleased to welcome Steve, an accomplished finance and...
Long time Northern Illinois University friends Christopher and Lorraine Millington of Algonquin made a significant financial commitment benefitting students, faculty and programs in the NIU College of Business. The Millingtons are passionate about women in technology and are expanding their support to the Marian Elizabeth Millington Scholarship, named in memory of Chris’ mother.  This four-year scholarship...
Franz Varga
NIU Department of Finance junior Franz Varga took his love for problem-solving and, in September 2014, tested his knowledge in a highly competitive, worldwide business challenge. The result: Varga now ranks among the top five for the Americas Region Section of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT). “I enjoy working with numbers, particularly when I can...
Rob Sterling
Northern Illinois University senior fullback Rob Sterling has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 first team and is now a candidate for Academic All-America honors, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the teams selected by its members Thursday. Sterling, who carries a 3.63 GPA in accountancy at NIU,...
Mackenzie Roddy
Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) has been named a Capital One/College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) First Team Academic All-District honoree, the organization announced Thursday. Roddy becomes the sixth different Huskie in program history to earn the award and the first NIU player since 2011 to earn first team recognition. “All...
Dusty Page
Senior Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) of the NIU men’s soccer team was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team announced on Thursday. A finance major with a 4.0 GPA, Page has started all 15 matches thus far for the Huskies, playing 1,338 minutes, the most for a NIU field...
NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18. The five-year anniversary of...
Alex Larson, Kayla Rowling, Ashley Johnson, Ben, Clark and Christian Villalobos took third placeat the National Team Selling Competition hosted by Indiana University last week.
A team of five students from the NIU College of Business’ Professional Sales Program took third place in the 2014 National Team Selling Competition, held Oct. 16 and 17 at Indiana University. “We have been participating in this competition for many years, and I believe that this is the highest finish ever for an NIU...
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Building on the success of last year’s event, the University Honors Program will host a second Social Justice Conference from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in Barsema Hall. Keynote speaker Allyson Gold will talk about her work with the Health Justice Project in Chicago in a presentation titled: “You Are Where You...
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