Economic impact report

NIU releases economic impact report

A report released today by Northern Illinois University demonstrates that the university is a powerful force for economic and societal good in DeKalb County and beyond. “We have been part of the landscape for more than a century, so it is easy

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Foundation seeks proposals for Venture Grants

The NIU Foundation invites all faculty and staff from units within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies and Intercollegiate Athletics to apply for the FY2012 Venture Grants. This program focuses support toward the

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NIU Student athletes

Huskie student-athletes continue to surpass NCAA academic standards for sixth straight year

For the sixth straight year, all 17 of Northern Illinois University’s intercollegiate athletic teams have “made the grade” by surpassing the academic standards measured by the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Academic Progress Rate (APR). The NCAA released its complete 2009-10 Division I

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University Libraries, ITS collaborating to create storage via Huskie Commons Digital Repository

A new online library for NIU’s scholarly materials and products, the Huskie Commons Digital Repository, is being developed by the University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS). Once completed, this repository will “provide a long-term secure digital space where faculty and staff

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Members of NIU's Engineers Without Borders chapter

Engineers Without Borders chapter wins award for NIU’s Top Student Organization of the Year

For the first time ever, the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology houses the top student organization of the year at NIU: Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB was recognized for its outstanding service, leadership and performance throughout the 2010-2011 school year. NIU’s

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NIU Today gets a new address

NIU Today, the official news and information website of Northern Illinois University, moved today to a new online home. The URL is now www.niutoday.info. Today’s move to a more reliable platform will enhance the performance of the site and facilitate future expansion

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ComD students host weeklong book drive

NIU’s Communicative Disorders Student Association is hosting a book drive through Friday, May 13, to raise money for the Stuttering Foundation and to support organizations that work with Better World Books. Books can be dropped off in boxes located in Barsema Hall, Douglas Hall, Founders Memorial

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Common Reading Experience committee urges employees to buy, read, share ‘This I Believe II’

If you were asked to write a 500-word essay about a strongly held belief, what would you say?  New NIU students will have the opportunity to answer that question next fall when the book “This I Believe II,” edited by Jay Allison

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Governor appoints four to Board of Trustees

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced four appointments to the governing board of Northern Illinois University. Newcomers Anthony A. Iosco and Robert T. Marshall Jr. begin new terms, while veteran trustees Marc J. Strauss and Cherilyn G. Murer were reappointed to the

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Alumni Association names 2011 award winners

Every spring, the NIU Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of exemplary alumni through a series of prestigious awards. Winners of the Outstanding Alumni Awards for each of NIU’s academic colleges join recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award, the F. R. Geigle Service Award and

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