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President John G. Peters
Colleagues, Today Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his state budget proposal for next fiscal year, signaling his spending priorities for Fiscal Year 2012. His speech focused mostly on reduced funding levels and emphasized the importance of restructuring the state’s backlog of unpaid bills by borrowing approximately $8.75 billion to pay off most of the outstanding debt owed...
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Have you ever been running late to class, wishing there were some way to quickly check your assignments on Blackboard? Now you can — and all you need is a smartphone with a data plan. Students and teachers can instantly access courses, content and communities anywhere via NIU’s Blackboard Mobile Learn app. To access the...
NIU President John G. Peters speaks Monday, Feb. 14, at the Presentation of the Memorial Wreaths.
NIU President John G. Peters offered these comments Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Presentation of the Memorial Wreaths. Thank you, family, friends and neighbors of Northern Illinois University for gathering today at this memorial garden, for a moment of reflection and meditation. As you can see, the rejuvenation of Cole Hall began last month. We...
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NIU’s Regional History Center has launched a website to display items from its February 14, 2008 Memorial Collection. Created in conjunction with the archived physical collection located in Founders Memorial Library, the website allows individuals to view the memorial items online and to learn from the tragedy. It includes: Condolences sent to campus from other universities;...
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An increase in Illinois’ individual state income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent was signed into law Jan. 13 and is effective as Jan. 1, 2011. As a result of this increase, the university is required to update the state income tax withholding rate on employee wages from 3 percent to 5 percent. The new withholding rates...
Apple Inc. products
NIU faculty and administrators are invited to join representatives from Apple Inc. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a hands-on experience regarding “Learning Beyond the Lecture Hall.” The event in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center will explore the ways Apple products are helping teachers increase student engagement and achievement. Participants will...
Thomas Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong, a visionary and award-winning author and speaker with more than 35 years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level, will present a program on “The Best Schools” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at NIU-Rockford. Armstrong is the author of 14 books on issues related to learning and human development. Educators, business community members and parents...
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Human Resource Services is alerting NIU employees to a Wednesday, Feb. 16, webinar on “How Some Public Employee or Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits.” The Social Security Administration will host the 1 p.m. webinar on the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). This webinar is of potential interest to NIU faculty and staff because...
State Pension & Budget Update
As work begins in Springfield on the FY2012 budget, the state’s financial well-being is once again a topic of extreme interest. “While the tax hikes approved at the end of the last legislative session will provide some new revenue, and some relief for the state, it is just one of many steps required to restore...
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Northern Illinois University’s main campus in DeKalb, and all regional NIU Educational Centers (Hoffman Estates, Rockford, Naperville) will re-open and resume operations Friday, February 4.
Neptune Hall
NIU’s main campus in DeKalb will be closed Thursday. NIU’s regional centers in Naperville and Hoffman Estates will remain open to serve previously scheduled clients.
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