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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 country have ranked the NIU Department of Accountancy among the top 20 for...
NIU’s College of Business has been ranked among the best by BusinessWeek since the inception of the publication’s undergraduate ranking in 2006. Corporate recruiters surveyed ranked theschool in the nation’s top 50, while NIU students gave the college a grade of A for facilities and career services.
NIU Cross Country
For the first time in school history, Northern Illinois University has been selected to serve as the host of the 2011 NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships, the NCAA announced on June 24. The Huskies and DeKalb, Ill. will host the Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 12, 2011 at the NIU "North 40".
NIU alum Joan Allen is a three-time Academy Award nominee. Her film credits include Bonneville, The Upside of Anger, The Bourne Supremacy, The Notebook, The Contender, The Crucible, Pleasantville and Nixon.
"Keith Robinson"
Keith Robinson, director of leadership development, explains that companies need to view performance management in a new way, by thinking about employees as assets not as expenses. In doing so, Robinson suggests companies can build their business and generate long term returns. In the June 2010 SmartBusiness article, Robinson explains the benefits, tools and ways...
"John E. La Tourette
Northern Illinois University paid tribute to its 10th president in a ceremony today celebrating the naming of a key building on campus in his honor. The former Faraday Hall West is now known as John E. La Tourette Hall. Located in the heart of campus, the building houses state-of-the-art physics and chemistry laboratories, lecture halls,...
"NIU First-Year residence Hall"
The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a long-term ground lease with the Collegiate Housing Foundation (CHF). The vote moves the university one step closer to the development of its first new undergraduate residence hall in more than four decades. “The wants and needs of students have changed dramatically since we opened our...
Denise Schoenbachler
The NIU Board of Trustees today approved a new fast-track MBA program that will allow students to earn not only a master’s of business administration from NIU, but also a master’s degree in international management from the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, School of Management, in France – all within 12 months. The program will be...
"Robert Gleeson"
Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies will partner with five other colleges and universities, key economic development agencies and officials from local and state governments in a $5.9 million federal grant to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Rock River Valley. NIU will play the lead role in two projects funded by a three-year...
NIU School of Music alumna Nicole Mitchell was awarded the honor “Flutist of the Year” on June 14 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Nicole also received this award in 2008. Nicole serves as President of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, and is a noted composer and band leader as...
Northern Illinois track and field thrower Cora Caulfield was named to the 2010 Academic All-Mid American Conference Women’s Track and Field team for her performances both academically and athletically, as announced by the league office. “Cora is one of the defining seniors on the NIU track and field team,” head NIU track and field coach...
The NIU Supermileage Team recently took third place at the SAE International Supermileage event. Their vehicle got 1,265 miles per gallon of gasoline.
A team of four Northern Illinois University engineering students designed and built a vehicle that took third place overall at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Supermileage Competition, squeezing 1,265 miles from a single gallon of gasoline. The competition, held June 10-11 in Marshall, Mich., featured more than 30 teams from across North America and...