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NIU’s College Republicans are offering free 12-inch-by-18-inch U.S. flags to faculty to display in their offices or classrooms. “The American flag is seen both here and abroad as a symbol of hope, freedom and better life. The free exchange of ideas which this university enjoys is something that not all countries can boast. The flag...
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NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will offer two workshops in December. “The Freedom of Information Act and What It Means for Your Organization” is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6. “The Open Meetings Act and Roles of Public Officials” takes place Tuesday, Dec. 13. Both are half-day workshops held from 9 a.m. to noon. Each workshop will...
Photo of the Holmes Student Center in winter
As authorized by NIU President John Peters, following consultation with the staff councils, divisional vice presidents and Provost’s Office representatives, two Scheduled Closure Days will be implemented Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22. The decision results in a total closure period of 13 days for the 2011/2012 winter holiday closure. This measure is consistent...
The 2011-12 Civic Leadership Academy kicks off  Tuesday, Oct. 25, with NIU’s own Gerald Gabris presenting “Strategic Planning: Now is the Time!” This workshop is a “guided tour” of the practical techniques and fundamental principles of the strategic planning process. Gabris will focus specifically on developing skills and understanding the power of analyzing current organizational...
NIU’s Division of University Relations launched a new website today to monitor and report activity in Springfield related to performance-based budgeting. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, the Illinois Board of Higher Education budget recommendations to governor and the General Assembly will include allocations to public institutions of higher education based on performance metrics. The IBHE’s...
Cherilyn G. Murer was elected today as chair of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University. Murer, who was first appointed to the board in 2005 and reappointed this spring, most recently served as the fourth member of the executive cabinet. Before that, she served a two-year term as chair of the board from...
NIU President John G. Peters
President John G. Peters charted Northern Illinois University’s course toward the future today, calling for enrollment growth to 30,000 by 2020, attracting more high-performing students and increasing the university’s dedication to hands-on learning that prepares students to be leaders after college. Those were among the highlights of Peters’ 12th State of the University address, which...
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...
Joyce Z., a 5th grader at Spring Brook Elementary in Naperville, was a 2011 state winner.
NIU’s Center for Economic Education and Econ Illinois recently held an awards presentation at NIU-Naperville to honor the state and regional winners and honorable mentions in the 2011 Economic Concepts Poster Contest. More than 2,500 students from 51 K-12 schools participated. Students were encouraged to use their imaginations in producing posters to communicate the concepts of...
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