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NIU School of Art alumna Deanne Mroz won the grand prize in this summer’s Kindle Commercial Contest, amazon.com has announced. Mroz, who completed her bachelor of fine arts degree in visual communication in May 2005,  wins a $15,000 amazon.com gift card. Her winning commercial is online. Mroz has expressed how significant her primary professor, Steve Quinn, was...
NIU Executive Club Scholarship Gala 2009
NIU alumni and friends are invited to attend the NIU Executive Club Scholarship Gala, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort. Silent and live auctions, as well as dinner and dancing, will provide the entertainment for a wonderful evening. Participation will help support scholarships for NIU College of Business students. More...
Photo of golf club, golf ball on tee
Students who take Business Golf 101 at NIU don’t learn how to sink a 15-foot putt, but they do learn the value of “turf conferences” as a way to make connections and close deals. Since 1997, Professor Dan Weilbaker and his NIU College of Business colleagues have worked a day of golf into the curriculum...
Bill Doolan and Richard Dreyfuss
NIU School of Music alum Bill Doolan, who earned a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1972, is among five recipients of the 2010 Mr. Holland’s Opus Award. Doolan has been teaching in the Kickapoo Area School District in Viola, Wis., for 31 years. Richard Dreyfuss, who played the title character in the 1995 film “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” presented the...
Tracy Michelle Arnold and Timothy Edward Kane
Two graduates of NIU’s well-known MFA program in acting have been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago’s version of a Tony Award. The “Jeff” Awards, as they are more commonly known, were established in 1968 and “…fosters the artistic growth of area theatres and theatre artists and promotes educational opportunities, audience appreciation, and civic...
John Rico
John Rico, born and raised in Cabrini-Green and currently founder and CEO of Rico Enterprises, Inc., will present his “Entrepreneur Story” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. Sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Latino Resource Center, the presentation will be held in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road. Rico has more...
Logo of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
NIU’s chapter of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society will launch a new NIU alumni group with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The group plans to meet three to four times per year to network, socialize, support the local collegiate chapter and provide programs of interest to Mortar Board alumni. All ideas and suggestions for...
Jermaine Stegall
NIU music alum Jermaine Stegall’s original score for the made-for-TV movie “Mandrake” will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Syfy channel. Stegall earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the NIU School of Music in 2000. He is a BMI award-winning composer who has been writing music since the 1990s. After obtaining formal degrees...
The fall 2010 issue of Northern Now celebrates the successful completion of True North, NIU’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. In true NIU style, alumni and friends came forward to exceed the campaign’s $150 million goal with more than $160 million in gifts to the university. Read also about NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan, president of Paramadina...
  Michael Nicolas, a longtime board member of the NIU Executive Club and an active member of the club’s Board of Directors, has been elected its president. He succeeds Roy Schultz, the club’s outgoing president. Established in 1996, the NIU Executive Club is an organization dedicated to fostering professional and personal relationships among highly successful NIU...
The NIU Foundation has reached an amazing milestone – the successful completion of the True North campaign. More than 59,000 donors participated in the campaign raising over $160 million. The True North campaign has changed the physical and philanthropic landscape at NIU by: •Providing almost $35 million toward three state-of-the-art facilities. •Awarding NIU students more...
Vincent Cornelius (’89) received the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Law from the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, in recognition of his significant professional accomplishments and civic involvement. Cornelius opened his own general practice firm in 1994 and now has offices in Wheaton and Joliet, Illinois.  He began his legal career in...
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