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Jim Newman
Location, location, location. The mantra of real estate agents also could be the motto of the NIU Department of Geography, which kicked off a new academic program this semester leading to a doctorate degree. NIU is now the only university in northern Illinois and one of only two statewide offering a Ph.D. in geography. It’s...
The Northern Illinois University football team will be sporting new home and road jerseys this season. The new threads are provided by NIU’s official outfitter, adidas, and feature black piping running up the sides of both the red and white jerseys and lead to a black accent stripe on the red uniform and a red...
Chicago, Ill – The energy industry is a powerful engine in the Illinois economy, directly or indirectly producing 150,000 jobs and creating $80 billion in economic output, according to a groundbreaking study released today by the Illinois Chamber Foundation. The study shows how important it is for Illinois to retain and attract well-paying energy jobs....
"Adam Kiel"
Northern Illinois University offensive lineman Adam Kiel is one of 112 student-athletes from across the country at all levels of college football under consideration for a place on the 2010 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. This year’s group of nominees is the most ever in the 19-year history of the award. The 22-member team honors...
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
Lemuel W. Watson
Before Lemuel W. Watson visited Belarusian State University in 2004, he hoped that his time there would provide “a whole new insight as to how I view things in this country.” Indeed, the executive director of NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement and Fulbright scholar experienced a welcome measure of self-discovery. “I got a good feel...
Don Tidrick headshot
The Illinois CPA Society has selected Donald E. Tidrick as a 2010 Outstanding Educator Award winner. The award recognizes Illinois educators at a community college, college or university who excel in their leadership and teaching, and who have made continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state. Tidrick is a professor of accountancy...
"Mary Larson"
NIU communication professor Mary Larson isn’t out to frighten parents, but she is urging them to “watch it” when it comes to the amount of time their children and adolescents spend in front of TV sets, video games and computers. She identifies and examines the effects of “screen time” on children and teens in her...
Malta, Ill. — Officials from Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College today announced that starting this fall the university will offer a bachelor of science in applied management degree with an emphasis in computer science at the Kishwaukee campus in Malta. The new bachelor of science in applied management (BSAM) degree, recently approved by the...
DeKalb, Ill. — Two weeks at the Exxon-Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, held at NIU, have made a group of Northern Illinois middle school students excited to return to class. They are ready to learn more about math, science, energy and their own potential. They had a good start in June when the 48...
By Gerard Dziuba The NIU campus recently got a little quieter, a lot greener and much, much cooler. A new chiller plant brought on-line this spring is replacing noisy, outdated air conditioning units across the east side of campus, switching them over to cooling systems that utilize chilled water instead of ozone depleting fluorocarbons. The...
NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders tests the hearing of an average of 900 newborn babies a year at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.