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Category: NIU Rockford
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A Rockford education, industry and workforce development collaborative has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive $2.1 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant focusing on the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This follows the collaborative’s successful proposal in 2011, which brought a $2.4 million grant to the area in support of the aerospace...
College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won, and finding a good fit requires time and thoughtfulness. Northern Illinois University has made the process a little more convenient by hosting three undergraduate admissions information sessions from 6-8 p.m. at its regional education centers in Naperville (July 16, 1120 E. Diehl...
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Northern Illinois University and the Rockford RiverHawks are helping wrap up stateline area baseball fans in summertime fun. NIU is the official sponsor of RiverHawks Fleece Blanket Night when Rockford hosts the Evansville Otters at 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 29. The first 1,000 fans through the gate at RiverHawks Stadium will receive a free fleece...
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Northern Public Radio was one of eight public radio organizations nationwide selected to participate in a special 11-week training session on advancing the use of digital media to enhance the public radio experience. The training program is funded by the Knight Foundation through NPR (National Public Radio). Development Director and Interim General Manager Staci Hoste,...
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Northern Illinois University will host seven financial literacy and money management events at its Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and main DeKalb campuses during the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Smart Week. The week is scheduled from Saturday, April 21, through Saturday, April 28. “Money Smart Week is an excellent opportunity to provide free and valuable information...
MyNIU is getting a new look! The MyNIU portal has been in beta testing since May of this year and is now ready for prime time. In early January 2012, users who visit myniu.niu.edu will be prompted to log into the new MyNIU portal. Previously, the name “MyNIU” had only been linked to the NIU...
Cover art for The Communiversity 2011-2012 Telephone Directory
Do you use the NIU Communiversity phone book? Staff at ITS Telecommunications want to know how faculty and staff use this directory, and whether the book is a valuable resource for certain information. All faculty and staff are encouraged to log on to an online survey and answer a few short questions; it takes about...
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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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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...
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...
Rockford is one of 20 U.S. cities that have won a federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. A grant totaling $2.4 million has been awarded to a collaborative made up of Northern Illinois University, Rock Valley College, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and EIGERlab to accelerate job creation and innovation for small and...
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...
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