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Category: NIU Rockford
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Huskie Family Connections has scheduled its second annual series of regional meetings. The meetings, hosted by HFC and the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, provide evenings of conversation between NIU families and division administrators. Staff are interested in hearing both the compliments and concerns of NIU families regarding their students’ NIU experiences. Those...
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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
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Erik Rodgers, a graduate student from the math department at NIU, somewhat reluctantly admits that math is often a solitary discipline. For those who’ve seen “Good Will Hunting” too, too many times, the math student – especially the math graduate student – who comes to mind is a lean, pale lad or lass hunkered down...
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It is time again for all NIU employees to complete Ethics Training. Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete online ethics training. The training covers such topics as prohibitions against accepting gifts and...
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Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology...
Northern Illinois University released its 2013 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report Friday, Sept. 27, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires that each post-secondary institution file a report annually by October 1. NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including...
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Are you ready to embrace the challenges of leadership and change? For the ninth consecutive year, NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is offering timely, in-depth workshops for civic leaders like you who aren’t afraid to tackle the challenges of a changing government environment. More than 400 government professionals, staff members, elected officials, educators, state administrators...
The Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University voted to adopt a university-wide concealed carry policy that continues NIU’s practice of prohibiting guns on campus as a weapons free zone. The policy was presented during the university’s Legislation and External Affairs Committee meeting in the morning before receiving unanimous approval by the full board at a...
Friday, Aug. 30, is national College Colors Day, and Northern Illinois University students, employees, alumni and annuitants are encouraged to show their Huskie pride this and every Friday by wearing cardinal (red) and black attire. “There is a lot of Huskie pride among our students, faculty, staff and alumni, and I hope that it will...
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Up for a bike ride with fellow public radio fans supporting the arts in the northern Illinois community? Northern Public Radio invites listeners to “Bike for the Arts” (aka “BART!”), scheduled Saturday, Sept. 7, in Rockford. Register as part of the WNIJ-WNIU Team to enjoy special perks such as a team photo, the station logo...
The Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford is preparing to launch a permanent dinosaur exhibit that has ties to a number of past NIU student researchers. The exhibit, “Homer’s Odyssey: From the Badlands to Burpee,” features the museum’s new teenage Triceratops. It will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29. The exhibit will...
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John Lewis, senior research scholar at NIU’s Regional Development Institute, moderated a panel of experts in the fiber optics industry May 30 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. Broadband and Economic Development Technology Focus Luncheon. About 150 attendees learned about the importance of high-speed fiber and broadband to economic development in the region. Matthew...
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