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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...
Ricky Connors and Kim Gotlund
Northern Illinois University student-athletes Kim Gotlund (women’s gymnastics) and Ricky Connors (football) have been named the NIU recipients of the first Mid-American Conference Medals of Excellence, which were presented Tuesday night at the annual MAC Honors Dinner in Cleveland. The Medal of Excellence is a new award that will be presented annually to one male...
Senior Kim Gotlund (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township HS) and juniors Kelly Nortz (Bay Village, Ohio/Magnificat HS) and Amanda Stepp (Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer East HS) of the 2014 Northern Illinois University women’s gymnastics team have been named to the Academic All Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Monday. Gotlund, a three-time All-MAC gymnast, was named to the...
David Stone
David Stone, associate vice president for research at NIU, has been selected 31 emerging college and university leaders for the 2014-15 class of the American Council on Education’s ACE Fellows Program. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program – the longest running leadership development program in the United States – focuses on identifying and preparing...
Winnetka Public Schools District 36 announced that Northern Illinois University alumna and doctoral student Elizabeth P. Martin has accepted and been approved for the district’s director of student services post. Martin will begin her new position on May 27, 2014. Martin will join the district after seven years as the director of student services at Prairie Grove...
Former Northern Illinois University wrestler Dan Ruettiger has been named Fremd High School’s next head wrestling coach. Ruettiger, who will replace retiring 24-year veteran coach Ralph Cortez, has served as the Vikings’ assistant wrestling coach the past two seasons. While at NIU, Ruettiger was a four-time varsity letter winner, a two-time Mid-American Conference place winner and...
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The Northern Illinois University Alumni Association recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni during its annual awards dinner at the Pollock Ballroom in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center on Friday, April 25. The following recipients were selected based on outstanding professional and personal successes in addition to involvement in civic, cultural or charitable activities:  ...
Northern Illinois University alumna Evelyn Pagán was recently named chief performance improvement officer at Hospital Sisters Health System-Western Division in Eau Claire, Wisc. In this capacity, she serves both Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. Pagán most recently served as vice president of quality and performance measurement at Rockford Health System in...
University Honors student and Research Rookie presented “Total Synthesis of Rottlerin” with Theodore J. Litberg
NIU junior Linnea Scherer hopes to change the way women are portrayed in video games, and she already has developed an impressive game concept thanks to the McKearn Summer Fellows program she participated in last year. “The McKearn Fellows Program was amazing. It was what got me to this point,” says Scherer of Elburn, a...
Rebecca Cronin
Northern Illinois University seniors Rebecca Cronin (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Juliane Totzke (Graefenroda, Germany/Carl Zeiss Gymnasium) and sophomore Leah Raffety (Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem) has been named the the Mid-American Conference’s Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team, the league announced Tuesday. In addition, Michaela Dwyer (Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey), Erica Miller (Geneva, Ill./Geneva), Ali Olson (New...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
More than 300 NIU students are making last-minute preparations before showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Open to the public, URAD will...
Summer is just around the corner. Do you know where your kids will be burning daylight this year? At Northern Illinois University’s summer camps, your children can learn to write the great American novel, become the next Indiana Jones, sharpen their soccer skills, create video games, design roller coasters or even prevent future wars between...
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