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NIU President John G. Peters
President John G. Peters charted Northern Illinois University’s course toward the future today, calling for enrollment growth to 30,000 by 2020, attracting more high-performing students and increasing the university’s dedication to hands-on learning that prepares students to be leaders after college. Those were among the highlights of Peters’ 12th State of the University address, which...
Student, parents, faculty and staff can stay on top of campus safety online. The NIU website offers important and useful information that students will need daily, in stormy weather and during occasional emergencies, said Kathy Buettner, Vice President for the Division of University Relations. The page can be found at http://www.niu.edu/emergencyinfo/index.shtml. Within the website is...
As staff and faculty return for a new academic year enriched with guest speakers, special events and workshops, they are encouraged to consider the natural marketing partner available in Northern Public Radio. Two public radio stations licensed to Northern Illinois University provide access to the educated, engaged audience they want to reach. And, for a...
When they return to the classroom this month, Rockford high school teachers will be better equipped to improve their students’ literacy skills thanks to a team of NIU faculty members and doctoral students. That team – 12 members in all – worked with 236 high school teachers in a two-week intensive seminar this summer. The...
Photo of a person taking a test with a No. 2 pencil
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming has announced its Fall Session I and II Test Prep for GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Registration is now open. Register at least one week prior to the first class meeting to receive an early bird discount. An additional discount applies for being an NIU alum, employee...
NIU new logo
Today’s announcement of a new university logo to accompany the tagline selected in December 2010 – “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” – completes the research and design phase of NIU’s institutional brand identity. Working hand-in-hand with the “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” tagline, the trademarked logo is the visual component of NIU’s communications efforts to strategically convey...
A student shows off the Huskie he drew to adorn the cover of his Health Careers scrap book.
Friday nights were like graduation at Stevenson Towers this summer. The cafeteria tables were draped in red and black cloths. Parents arrived after work in sundresses, suits or coveralls and steel-toed boots, on time so they wouldn’t miss dinner and the ceremony. As campers showed off their week’s worth of accomplishments and received their certificates...
Rena Cotsones
Seven area groups collaborated and applied for a federal grant that could significantly strengthen the region’s aerospace industry. The announcement was made Tuesday at the NIU-Rockford campus. Promod Vohra, dean of the NIU College of Engineering & Engineering Technology, also spoke at the news conference. Rena Cotsones, NIU’s assistant vice president for regional engagement in...
NIU President John G. Peters
Efforts to repair the state’s failing pension system should not punish those who have faithfully paid into that system, NIU President John Peters said today in his keynote address at the State University Annuitants Association annual meeting in Springfield. “It is unfair to lay this problem at the feet of employees and annuitants. In the...
NIU mobile app
NIU is now as close as the nearest smartphone with the debut of NIU Mobile in app stores this week. The free mobile campus application brings an interactive campus experience to smartphone users. “We wanted to put useful, fun, interesting and dynamic information in the hands of our campus community,” said Jennice O’Brien, team leader...
An announcement regarding a new deadline for the selection of benefits could be coming soon, following a decision released Thursday by the Illinois Attorney General’s office. Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a decision indicating that a legislative oversight panel does not have the authority to block individual health insurance contracts for state employees. The General...
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NIU Today, the official news and information website of Northern Illinois University, moved today to a new online home. The URL is now www.niutoday.info. Today’s move to a more reliable platform will enhance the performance of the site and facilitate future expansion of content. Launched last August by NIU’s Media Relations and Internal Communications team,...
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