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Student, parents, faculty and staff can stay on top of campus safety online. The NIU website offers important and useful information that students will need daily, in stormy weather and during occasional emergencies, said Kathy Buettner, Vice President for the Division of University Relations. The page can be found at http://www.niu.edu/emergencyinfo/index.shtml. Within the website is...
As staff and faculty return for a new academic year enriched with guest speakers, special events and workshops, they are encouraged to consider the natural marketing partner available in Northern Public Radio. Two public radio stations licensed to Northern Illinois University provide access to the educated, engaged audience they want to reach. And, for a...
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NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming has announced its Fall Session I and II Test Prep for GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Registration is now open. Register at least one week prior to the first class meeting to receive an early bird discount. An additional discount applies for being an NIU alum, employee...
NIU new logo
Today’s announcement of a new university logo to accompany the tagline selected in December 2010 – “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” – completes the research and design phase of NIU’s institutional brand identity. Working hand-in-hand with the “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” tagline, the trademarked logo is the visual component of NIU’s communications efforts to strategically convey...
NIU President John G. Peters
Efforts to repair the state’s failing pension system should not punish those who have faithfully paid into that system, NIU President John Peters said today in his keynote address at the State University Annuitants Association annual meeting in Springfield. “It is unfair to lay this problem at the feet of employees and annuitants. In the...
NIU mobile app
NIU is now as close as the nearest smartphone with the debut of NIU Mobile in app stores this week. The free mobile campus application brings an interactive campus experience to smartphone users. “We wanted to put useful, fun, interesting and dynamic information in the hands of our campus community,” said Jennice O’Brien, team leader...
Chart: Outer-ring towns gaining in rank
If there’s strength in numbers, Chicago’s outer-ring towns gained big-time muscle from 2000 to 2010, according to a new analysis of census data by NIU geography professor Richard Greene. During the century’s first decade, well-established edge communities such as Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, Waukegan and Kenosha added to their already burgeoning populations and strengthened their positions atop...
An announcement regarding a new deadline for the selection of benefits could be coming soon, following a decision released Thursday by the Illinois Attorney General’s office. Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a decision indicating that a legislative oversight panel does not have the authority to block individual health insurance contracts for state employees. The General...
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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 of content. Launched last August by NIU’s Media Relations and Internal Communications team,...
Members of NIU’s Marketing and Branding Committee need your help to choose a new logo for the university. The 2011-12 academic year will begin this fall with a new tagline – “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” – and a new logo that conveys a unified and consistent institutional visual identity. First, though, results from a brief...
State Pension & Budget Update
After much discussion, it appears that lawmakers will this week take up in earnest the issue of changes to the pension system for state employees. Currently, it appears that the language in HB149 is the strategy that lawmakers are looking to as they consider the issue. A quick summary of the three-tiered system under consideration...
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 board. The appointments to six-year terms are effective immediately and will require Illinois...
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