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NOTE: Abhijit Gupta’s interviews scheduled for this week have been canceled. New dates will be forthcoming. Bradley G. Bond and Abhijit Gupta each will hold a series of open forums and interviews the week of Jan. 31 as candidates for dean of the NIU Graduate School and associate vice president for graduate studies. Interviews for...
NIU Huskie football team huddles up
On the heels of a record-breaking 2010 Northern Illinois football season on the field, a record-tying five Northern Illinois football student-athletes have been named to the Mid-American Conference’s Academic All-MAC football squad as selected by the league’s faculty representatives. Northern Illinois and Western Michigan led all MAC schools with five selections each to the 29-man...
Darrell E. "Doc" Newell
Darrell E. “Doc” Newell, who joined the NIU Industry and Technology Department in the fall of 1967 and retired from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the spring of 1990, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in DeKalb. He was 84. Before his retirement, Newell served as chair of electrical engineering and as interim associate dean...
CEET - 25 years - Partnerships & Innovation - 1985-2010
Students from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology presented projects to college faculty and Caterpillar executives at an Oct. 25 event. The event is part of an ongoing partnership between CEET and Caterpillar, which this past year has employed nearly 40 NIU engineering students at various the manufacturing divisions to help improve the efficiency...
CEET - 25 years - Partnerships & Innovation - 1985-2010
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) hosted Caterpillar executives Monday, Oct. 25, for a meet-and-greet with students and faculty. The event was an opportunity to showcase the college as well as allow insight as to what CEET students are learning. In recent years, CEET students have been working with Caterpillar on research projects, student competitions...
The national press daily carries articles about how few women in the United States choose careers in science, engineering or math. Educators worry about how to keep girls and young women from dropping out of these fields. But what is it like to be a female professor in one of these disciplines, and in particular, what factors...
Brad Harris of Rockford is rocking the harmonica industry to its bluesy foundations – with some help from NIU. Harris, the owner, founder and chief technician at Harrison Harmonicas, has “harp” players from Mick Jagger to Bruce Willis clamoring for his B-Radical harmonica. Manufacturing improvements facilitated by the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology are...
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...
Science students at a dozen high schools and middle schools throughout the Chicago region are in for a treat this fall. Their teachers attended the ASM Materials Camp for Teachers at NIU, and their classroom presentations will never be the same. The camp was designed to teach instructors new, innovative and inexpensive ways to conduct...
The Academic Convocation took place on Friday, August 20 at the NIU Convocation Center. Academic Convocation is a formal ceremony to officially welcome and celebrate incoming students to Northern Illinois University. Students learned about the many academic opportunities and campus traditions of NIU. President John G. Peters and members of the faculty and staff celebrated...
DeKalb, Ill. — Two weeks at the Exxon-Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, held at NIU, have made a group of Northern Illinois middle school students excited to return to class. They are ready to learn more about math, science, energy and their own potential. They had a good start in June when the 48...
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