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Michael Cahill
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has selected NIU accountancy graduate Michael Cahill for a coveted post-graduate technical assistant internship. “For an accountancy student, this is the equivalent of a law student being selected to become a clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Jim Young, chair of accountancy in the NIU College of Business. The...
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The Accounting Degree Review recently ranked the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business among the Top 30 programs in the nation. The publication based its list on a meta-analysis of rankings done by three established organizations, each of which applies different criteria. The rankings used were by the Public Accounting...
Clockwise, from top left: Jennifer Butler-Ellis, Mark Riley, Rebecca Shortridge.
The American Institute of CPAs has honored the NIU Department of Accountancy for its innovative efforts to teach students that success in the field today requires more than just a knack for crunching numbers. Faculty Jennifer Butler Ellis, Mark Riley and Rebecca Shortridge were named recipients of the 2013 Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching...
College of Business students with Dean Denise Schoenbachler
NIU’s accountancy program continues to stake its claim as one of the best programs in the country, checking in at No. 16 on the Public Accounting Report’s annual ranking of best accounting programs. The program has been a mainstay on the list since the publication began ranking programs 32 years ago. The annual asks accountancy...
Nabal Jefferson
Northern Illinois football’s Nabal Jefferson added another prestigious honor and postgraduate scholarship to his trophy case today when was named the male winner of the 2013 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference. The award, named for the second commissioner in MAC history (1964-71), is selected by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and goes...
Ten former students (along with their spouses) have joined together to raise more than $1 million to create the Donald E. Kieso Endowed Chair in Accountancy in Northern Illinois University’s nationally ranked accounting program. Kieso, a member of the faculty at NIU from 1963 until 1992, currently holds the title of Peat Marwick Emeritus Professor...
Don Tidrick
NIU’s Don Tidrick, who serves as the DeLoitte Professor of Accountancy in the NIU College of Business, was selected as one of two recipients of this year’s Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. Given by by the American Institute of CPAs, the award recognizes full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for...
Benjamin Donovan, Chris Michels, Yanelly Villegas and Kyle Larson
Ordinarily, the topic of accounting wouldn’t stimulate an exciting discussion for most. However, the way that professor Tim West teaches his Accounting 679 class makes it a topic worthy of debate. In an effort to “better help students develop an ability to think on their feet,” West created a learning experience that simulates the climate...
Pam Smith
Accountancy Professor Pam Smith will present a talk, “Building Ethical Leaders,” as part of the Board of Trustees Professorship Lecture Series. Smith’s talk begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center. Her comments will focus on how faculty can help students to recognize ethical challenges and make...
Nabal Jefferson
Nabal Jefferson, a Chicago native who helped lead the Northern Illinois football program to unprecedented heights during his four years as a Huskie, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship worth $7,500, the NCAA announced earlier this week. The NCAA presents 174 postgraduate scholarships each year to deserving senior student-athletes across all divisions and all...
Mary Dorn
NIU women’s soccer head coach John Ross announced an addition to his coaching staff in Mary Dorn, a former all-region soccer player at Lees-McRae University, to be a volunteer assistant with the program. Dorn is one of three assistants on staff with the Huskies and has already been working with the Huskies this spring, who...
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With an endowment campaign driven by College of Business alumnus Lance Smith (ACCY ’84), the Ernst & Young Leadership and Professional Development Center in Barsema Hall prepares accountancy students to be effective leaders and communicators. “Our department does a wonderful job of educating students on the technical aspects of accounting,” says Jim Young, chair of the...
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