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Category: NIU Rockford
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NIU has expanded its summer catalog with 60 undergraduate and 140 graduate courses offered across northern Illinois and online. A wide variety of courses are available beginning Monday, June 17, including classes from five colleges: Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts. Locations for...
A lightning strike at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday knocked out telephone communications systems on Northern Illinois University’s DeKalb campus as well as facilities in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and at the NIU Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center. The university’s network has not been compromised as a result of the lightning strike, and internet and...
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The Joint Institute of Engineering and Technology-Aerospace (JiET-A) has announced that it has received more than 100 applicants in growing the region’s aerospace talent pipeline. Driven by the Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN), JiET-A formed in 2010 to gain more high-paying jobs and increase business opportunities for aerospace suppliers in the area. The program offers...
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The NIU College of Education (COE) and Rockford Public School District 205 will celebrate the opening of the Rockford Leadership Academy during a Wednesday, Jan. 30, kickoff event. Developed to enhance leadership skills among the district’s 100 principals and assistant principals, the academy is the result of an intensive collaboration between the COE and the...
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NIU-Rockford will host one of four events this month sponsored by the Illinois Open Technology Challenge. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Room 101 of the NIU regional center at 8500 E. State St. ILOpenTech brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use public...
Larry Morrissey
Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey declared January as “NIU Huskie Month” in the state’s third-largest city, which is located about 38 miles northwest of DeKalb and serves as home to one of the university’s three outreach centers. The announcement came during a Monday, Dec. 31, meeting of the city council. NIU’s Rena Cotsones was on hand...
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One year ago, as Sean Dwyer celebrated a few days off from his NIU classes during the Thanksgiving holiday, the first-year student in the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology got to work. It wasn’t finishing the leftover turkey, braving the Black Friday chaos or  watching as much football as humanly possible. It was the...
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Taking a preview course before starting training for a new career is a little like taking a new car for a test drive – informative and helpful. Northern Illinois University’s Department of Special and Early Education in the College of Education is offering people the chance to “test drive” the Early Childhood Studies program by...
Staci Hoste
Staci Hoste has been named director and general manager of Northern Public Radio, the five-station network owned and operated by NIU. Hoste served as interim director after the February 2012 death of her predecessor, the late Tim Emmons. When it became clear that Emmons would not survive his cancer, he worked closely with Hoste to craft...
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Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee Community College have agreed to develop a process that will allow NIU students who transferred from Waubonsee without associate degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. “We are launching a pilot project this fall that will help qualified NIU students earn an additional credential by transferring...
Rockford math teachers collaborate at the Museum of Science and Industry.
What do Rockford-area math teachers have in common with members of the Carpenters Local 792 and employees of scientific equipment maker Thermo Fisher Scientific and aerospace company Woodward Inc.?
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Just in time for the start of fall semester, version 2.5 of NIU Mobile is rolling out in app stores. The popular smartphone app adds additional campus-friendly features for students on the go. New modules include: eSuds – Look up the status and availability of the washers and dryers in the residence halls. Social Media...
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