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NIU announced today that Katy Saalfeld, currently senior associate director for recruitment and outreach, will take on the role of acting director of admissions on February 1, succeeding Dani Rollins, who is moving on to become chief enrollment officer and director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Saalfeld will take on all admissions-related...
Go Huskies!
While enrollment at Northern Illinois University declined slightly this fall, the quality of students admitted improved as did retention rates for continuing students. The university’s official 10-day count showed an enrollment of 20,130 students. That is a decline of about 2.3 percent, the smallest dip in enrollment since 2010. “We are not where we want...
Dani Rollins
Recruitment and retention took center stage Friday morning when nearly 150 NIU leaders gathered for President Doug Baker’s strategic plan implementation retreat. Participants, who ranged from department chairs and directors to deans and vice presidents, received a bird’s-eye view of NIU’s work to reverse declining enrollment and deal with diminished state funding. The first 60...
Photo of an NIU tour
Next Friday, July 31, we will be hosting approximately 2,000 potential new Huskies and their families on campus. The Northern Illinois University Summer Open House takes place mainly in Holmes Student Center, but a campus scavenger hunt and departmental receptions are also planned. Open House experiences weigh very heavily on students’ final decision on where...
Open House: Friday, April 3
NIU has launched an online inquiry form where all employees are to provide pertinent details of their interactions with potential students. Submitting the form guarantees formal and detailed follow-up calls with potential students within 24 hours, and enables NIU to proactively communicate with these students by inviting them to campus events and other recruiting activities....
your future, our focus
Northern Illinois University earned top honors in the 30th annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The university won a gold award for the 2014-2015 NIU undergraduate admissions viewbook titled “your future, our focus.” “The NIU undergraduate admissions viewbook was a collaborative effort between the Media and Creative Services and the...
Photo of a red umbrella and its reflection in a puddle
Like the weather, things in enrollment management are global, can change quickly and can be unexpected, especially in the state of Illinois. When asked about snow totals for December 2013’s Winter Storm Electra, a meteorologist replied, “There remains some uncertainty as it relates to the exact track of this storm, including critical details on the...
We’ve Got That: I want opportunities for hands-on learning
If you’re on the fence regarding where to go to college, who better to help influence your decision than real college students sharing their university experiences? Since June 2013, employees from Northern Illinois University Admissions and the Division of Marketing and Communications have been partnering with students to create a new campaign focused on taking...
Victor E. Huskie greets an admitted student and his mother.
NIU’s Office of Admissions will host two Admitted Student Days in February. The purpose of these events – Saturday, Feb. 1, and Monday, Feb. 17 – is to allow prospective students admitted to NIU for Fall 2014 the opportunity: to meet NIU faculty, staff, students and alumni; to tour the campus; and to visit the...
Isaac Palma
College is a defining moment in a person’s life; it is the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
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