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Matthew Streb
Matthew Streb, an associate professor of political science at NIU and frequent expert source in the news media on political matters, has been appointed to a year-long post serving as associate to President John Peters. Patterned after American Council on Education fellowships, the new NIU one-year position is designed to provide a leadership development opportunity...
It’s a new day – make that an “NIU” day – in the College of Education. Why? Because LaVonne I. Neal, who in high school set a U.S. record in the 80-meter hurdles, has hit the ground running – and she’s running fast. Dean since July 1, Neal kicked off the college’s All-College Retreat, peppering...
Lisa Freeman
Despite a move across the Plains and a job chock-full of challenges, Lisa Freeman is settling quite nicely into her new post as NIU’s vice president for research and graduate studies. Freeman, a professor of pharmacology, spent the past 15 years at Kansas State University, where she most recently served as associate vice president for...
"Drake"
Drake is set to take over the NIU Convocation Center on Sunday, Oct. 17, for his “Light Dreams and Nightmares” tour. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The show will open with special guest Clipse. NIU student tickets are on sale now.
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...
The NIU Foundation has reached an amazing milestone – the successful completion of the True North campaign. More than 59,000 donors participated in the campaign raising over $160 million. The True North campaign has changed the physical and philanthropic landscape at NIU by: •Providing almost $35 million toward three state-of-the-art facilities. •Awarding NIU students more...
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
Lemuel W. Watson
Before Lemuel W. Watson visited Belarusian State University in 2004, he hoped that his time there would provide “a whole new insight as to how I view things in this country.” Indeed, the executive director of NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement and Fulbright scholar experienced a welcome measure of self-discovery. “I got a good feel...
Denise Schoenbachler
The NIU Board of Trustees today approved a new fast-track MBA program that will allow students to earn not only a master’s of business administration from NIU, but also a master’s degree in international management from the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, School of Management, in France – all within 12 months. The program will be...
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