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Northern Illinois University is hosting a free health insurance sign-up event on Thursday, January 29, at NIU-Rockford, 8500 E. State St., Rockford. In partnership with Enroll America and the Get Covered America Campaign, along with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Winnebago County Health Department, this event is open to students as well as the...
Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker addressed a large Radisson Hotel and Conference Center audience at Thursday’s Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon, focusing on the important role of higher education in regional transformation. “I asked people at NIU to point me toward the best examples of where the university is actively engaged with the community,...
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A key component of the “Transform Rockford” movement is a greater emphasis on providing quality education to improve workforce readiness and provide better opportunities for the area’s young citizens. In that spirit, WTVO-TV Channel17/WQRF Fox 39 has announced that it will launch “Stateline Quiz Bowl by Bergstrom,” a new half-hour local television series that will...
A program aimed at accelerating the engineering and high-tech workforce for Rockford’s burgeoning aerospace industry won a national award this week at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit in Santa Fe, N.M. JiET-A, or the Joint Institute for Engineering and Technology – Aerospace, is an innovative partnership among aerospace businesses, higher education institutions, and...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree which will lead to an initial license in elementary education. NIU plans to start new cohorts in the 2015 calendar year at the NIU-Naperville campus and NIU-Rockford campus. This...
On Wednesday, Northern Public Radio and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra celebrated the opening of their new shared space in the Riverfront Museum Park in Rockford with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. The new shared-space partnership allows better collaboration opportunities for the development of programs and initiatives, better...
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker was among the leaders discussing the potential impact the new the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII or Digital Lab) will have on the Rockford region and throughout Illinois with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos in Rockford Tuesday morning. “The revitalization of American manufacturing will be...
Three Northern Illinois University students had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg as part of a Global Access Forum discussion at NIU-Rockford. “I was especially pleased to see our students interacting with Chair Hochberg and Senator Kirk, talking about their hopes and...
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Fred P. Hochberg
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Chairman Fred Hochberg of the Export-Import Bank of the United States will keynote an event Monday, Aug. 18, at NIU-Rockford. The Exporter Forum is co-sponsored by NIU and aimed at small and medium-sized businesses in the region. Attendees will learn first-hand how local businesses have grown their international sales. Among...
Rena Cotsones
Rena Cotsones, assistant vice president of regional engagement for Northern Illinois University, has been appointed chair of the governing board for the Joint Institute of Engineering & Technology (JiET). JiET is operated through Rockford Area Strategic Initiatives (RASI), the nonprofit arm of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC). “The creation of JiET-A was one...
Northern Illinois University Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier and the NIU Athletics head coaches, including head football coach Rod Carey, men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery and women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett, hit the road June 2-4 for the 2014 Huskie Summer Circuit. Fans can sign up today at the special pre-registration...
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Due to the extreme winter weather conditions, Northern Illinois University’s main campus in DeKalb and all regional campus locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 28. Normal operations and classes will resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Students: The student residence halls and the Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus...
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