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Kathy Buettner
NIU is ready to clearly define its promise to current and future students as well as alumni. After months of conversations, research and surveys of students, faculty, staff, alumni, high school guidance counselors, parents and prospective students, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” was announced Wednesday as the tagline for NIU’s branding identity. Led by Kathy Buettner,...
Vision 2020
NIU President John G. Peters announced today the membership on the Vision 2020 Steering Committee. Peters will chair the 38-member committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and donors. Executive Vice President and Provost Raymond Alden and Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations Eddie Williams will serve as vice-chairs of the committee. “The Steering...
CSA Children's Choir
The Community School of the Arts Children’s Choir performs its final concert of the season at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. Directed by NIU School of Music faculty member Mary Lynn Doherty, this dynamic singing group of children between the ages of 8 and 13 rehearses each week. Continuing its...
Wirtz Hall
Normal power for Wirtz Hall will be shut off from 5 to 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, as crews replace a high-voltage cable that feeds that building. A generator will supply electricity from 7:30 a.m. through the rest of Friday and into the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 4, when normal power will be restored if all operations...
After serving NIU for 15 years and higher education for 35, Ken Davidson, NIU’s vice president for legal services and parlimentarian to the Board of Trustees, will retire Friday, Dec. 31. Plan to attend a reception held in Davidson’s honor from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in the University Suite of the Holmes Student Center....
Near the end of his annual State of the University Address in 2009, NIU President John Peters caused his Altgeld Hall audience to erupt with several minutes of thunderous applause and cheers. All it took was the introduction of a man seated humbly in the front row – a man whom the president called “a...
Photo of classroom with whiteboard technology
Media Services will offer training in January on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. Both new and returning instructors should benefit from these brief seminars. The seminars will include information about any recent changes to the equipment in the rooms. Wednesday, Jan. 12: from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. in DuSable Hall 348....
Altgeld Hall in winter
Join President and Mrs. Peters to kick off the holiday season at the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. After dinnertime, return to historic Altgeld Hall to enjoy festive bedtime snacks and stories that celebrate the magic of the holiday. Listen as professional, award-winning storyteller Linda Gorham...
Supporting Opportunities for Latinos
Supporting Opportunities for Latinos (SóL) invites Latino males to the Latino Resource Center at 5 p.m. every Thursday. SóL was founded in 2006 in an effort to increase the retention and graduation rates of Latino males at NIU. SóL is a network of students, staff and faculty dedicated to assisting Latino males in navigating their academic...
A 2005 photo from NIU's Project ROAR at Littlejohn Elementary School
Are you interested in service learning at NIU? Are you looking for a meaningful elective course? Tutors are needed for the spring semester for Project ROAR — Reaching Out through Art and Reading — and Project SOAR — Science Outreach Activities with Reading. Students can become part of ROAR/SOAR and earn three credits by enrolling...
Photo of sharpened pencils
Student Involvement & Leadership Development is seeking nominations for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. Nomination forms are available online and are due Friday, Dec. 10, to Suite 150 of the Campus Life Building. Late nominations will not be considered. Those who are considering names to put forward should concentrate on those students...
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...
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