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“This isn’t goodbye,” student trustee Elliot Echols told those in attendance after the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University recognized him for his leadership and service to NIU. “I’m a legacy here at NIU. This is where I call home.” The board’s appreciation was spelled out in the resolution presented near the end its...
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The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), a not-for-profit organization focused on growing the state’s innovation economy, today announced that NIU President Doug Baker will serve as chairman of the ISTC Board of Directors. Baker replaces outgoing board chair Eric Isaacs, provost of the University of Chicago and former director of Argonne National Laboratory and...
The City of Highland Park says Northern Illinois University alumna Ghida Neukirch will assume the role of city manager in Highland Park in November, following the announcement of current city manager David Knapp’s decision to retire at a June 9 city council meeting. According to a press release, “The city council will appoint Deputy City...
Northern Illinois University alumnus Joshua Moon Johnson– director of LGBT Services and the Non-Traditional Resource Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara–has been named assistant dean of students and director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center (MSC). Moon Johnson holds a doctorate in education as well as an LGBT Studies Certificate from...
Timothy Kosiba
Timothy Kosiba, a physical therapy student in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, has been selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship. The year-long service learning program empowers health professions graduate students to design and implement projects that help address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities. Named in honor of famed humanitarian and...
At the May 19 Indian Prairie School District Board of Education meeting, board members approved naming the Neuqua Valley High School freshman building the Kathryn J. Birkett Freshman Center after District 204’s retiring superintendent. Birkett, a Northern Illinois University alumna, is retiring after a 35 year career in Indian Prairie, which includes opening Neuqua Valley High School...
The Palo Alto United School District Board approved the selection of Middleton, Wisc. high school principal and Northern Illinois University alumna Denise Herrmann as the new principal at Palo Alto California’s Gunn High School. “I am extremely proud to be selected as the principal of Gunn High School,” Herrmann said in a statement. “Throughout the interview process my interactions...
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced that following a search for a new executive vice president and provost, Lisa Freeman has been appointed to the position effective immediately. Lesley Rigg will serve as vice president for research and innovation partnerships. “As the search progressed, it became clear what we had already known—that Lisa Freeman is exceptionally...
Former Northern Illinois University student Patty Glines, Director of Talent Acquisition for CUNA Mutual Group, was the first-place winner of a global dissertation competition by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). Glines, whose dissertation was submitted as part of her Ph.D. work, competed against an international field of Ph.D. candidates. Her winning dissertation is titled “Building...
Valparaiso University has named Phillip Powell as special assistant to the provost for inclusion, effective June 1, 2014. Powell, a Northern Illinois University alumnus, currently serves on Valpo’s faculty in the communication department. “Professor Powell is an accomplished leader on Valpo’s faculty and an excellent selection for this position,” said Mark R. Schwehn, ’67, provost...
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Please join the Graduate School for a retirement celebration in honor of: Susan Minas (31 years); Diane Johns (27 years); Fred Pugh (20 years); and Evelyn Simpson (nine years). The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the HSC Sky Room. Remarks at 2:30 p.m.. For more information email [email protected]
Alpine Trust & Investment group has hired Chris Johnson as vice president and trust officer at its Belvidere office, 600 S. State St. “On behalf of Alpine Trust and Investment Group, I am pleased to welcome Chris to our team of trust experts,” said Lee Mayer, executive vice president and senior trust officer. “His expertise...
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