All in the family

The Chicago Tribune featured a front-page story on members of the Sereno family after they were awarded the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences outstanding alumni award. All six siblings are college alumni. And all now have flourishing scholarly careers—from the

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Moot (court) points

NIU Law students not only participate in external competitions, but excel at them.  Student teams reached the semi-finals in the 2009 John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, and in 2008 placed second at the

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Engineering outreach

The NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is becoming a leader in promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and technology to women and minorities. The college has created several camps aimed at middle school students, including becoming one of 30 universities

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Green innovation

A team of students from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology placed first among U.S. Universities, and third among universities from across the globe, in the 2010 SAE Supermileage Challenge, creating a vehicle that squeezed 1,265 miles out of a single

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Innovative vehicles

Students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology took first place in the Spring 2007 Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute for Affordable Transportation in Indianapolis. The Institute challenges teams to design and build simple, durable and affordable transportation

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Innovative professors

A trio of professors in the NIU Department of Accountancy swept the top awards for teaching innovation in the field. Pam Smith, KPMG Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy, earned the 2009 American Accounting Association (AAA) Innovation in Accounting Education

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Ethical leaders

The NIU College of Business is considered one of the leading institutions in the country when it comes to incorporating ethics into coursework. The college’s BELIEF Initiative, which incorporates ethics into nearly every class, is being studied and adapted by universities across the country.

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Corporate consultants

The College’s Experiential Learning Center allows students to gain real-world experience working as “consultants” on projects for corporations like John Deere, Caterpillar, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and many others. The center is consider a national model for providing students opportunities to apply classroom lessons to

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Accounting honors

NIU’s Department of Accountancy is one of the most highly regarded in the country: Graduates of the accountancy program ranked among the top 1 percent in the nation for pass rate on the 2007 and 2008 certified public accountant licensing exam. Professors around the

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