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Nick Toma
Who’s ready to buzz in? The Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl is back, bigger and better than ever. Rockford’s popular half-hour television show kicks off its 31-week-run at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, on WTVO Channel 17 and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, on WQRF FOX 39. It also airs at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on...
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Northern Illinois University is proud to welcome a special group of 70 international Fulbright Foreign Students to campus this week for its first-ever Fulbright Gateway Orientation program. This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of...
Celebrating creators, designers, builders, makers and dreamers, 38 entrepreneurs put everything on the line during the 9th Annual FastPitch Competition last week at NIU-Rockford. FastPitch was created nine years ago to identify, support and celebrate creators, designers, builders, makers and dreamers. The competition embodies the heritage of the region—the innovators, entrepreneurs and risk takers that built...
A 1992 memo from cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris found that smokers working in places that prohibit smoking smoke 11-15 percent less than average and quit at a rate that is 84 percent higher than average. State lawmakers and health officials hope the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, signed into law in 2014, will have a similar effect. On...
Fresh off of the May 29 crowning Rockford’s Auburn High School as champions of the inaugural Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl, the program is being renewed for three more years. WTVO Channel 17 and WQRF FOX 39 along with Bergstrom, Inc. have committed to the popular half-hour television show through the 2018 school year. It also...
Tracie Burress, seen here with her husband, Glen, and EIGERlab’s Sherry Pritz, was awarded $5,000 and named the winner of the 2014 FastPitch competition for sockTABs.
Tracie Burress earned $5,000 for her winning idea of sockTABs at last year’s EIGERlab FastPitch competition. What has happened since then for the Rockford resident can only be described as priceless. “Winning FastPitch meant everything,” said Burress, whose product addresses the age-old problem of mismatched socks. “It legitimized that what I had was a very...
Look for Northern Illinois University at the 2015 Rockford AirFest this weekend, June 6-7, at the Rockford-Chicago International Airport. NIU will have a booth in the expo area of the show and will provide visitors university information as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Outreach demonstrations. NIU’s participation in the air show is...
Huskie Summer Circuit 2015
Northern Illinois University head coaches and members of the athletics staff will hit the road for four days, beginning in Rockford, for the Huskie Summer Circuit, which brings NIU Athletics to fans and alumni throughout the region. The circuit, which made its debut in 2014, begins at at Franchesco’s, 7182 Spring Creek Road, in Rockford on...
Where can you hear a successful serial entrepreneur share her entrepreneurial insights and witness Rockford’s version of ABC’s “Shark Tank” at the same time? NIU EIGERlab is proud to announce that Sittercity.com founder Genevieve Thiers will share her entrepreneurial wisdom at the ninth annual FastPitch competition on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at NIU-Rockford. Sittercity is America’s first and largest network to connect parents...
Smoke-Free NIU
In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, Northern Illinois University will become smoke-free Wednesday, July 1, joining more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide with smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies. With the enactment of the new law, smoking will be prohibited on all campus property, defined as property that is owned, leased, occupied or otherwise...
Northern Illinois University Associate Vice President for Engagement and Innovation Partnerships Rena Cotsones shined a spotlight on NIU’s work in Rockford during an April 29 presentation at Illinois Innovation Day in Springfield. Organized by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the day of learning, sharing and...
Mechanism design and analysis students at NIU’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology were  recently assigned a challenging project—create a six-legged walking robot complete with a Hoeckens Linkage to compete with fellow student teams. Post-design, they enlisted the services of Rockford-based EIGERlab to print their creation utilizing additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing. Haley Cummings, a junior mechanical...
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