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Sarah Klaper
NIU’s Office of the Ombudsperson will host a 45th anniversary celebration reception and display from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. President Doug Baker will speak. The event takes place in the Glass Gallery of the Holmes Student Center. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. A special display of the history of...
CHANCE 45th Anniversary logo
When the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program first opened its doors at NIU in 1968, it admitted only 50 students. They all had something in common: the interest in pursuing a college education but a pre-college preparation that fell short of allowing them to enter college through the traditional admissions process. Forty-five years later, CHANCE now...
McKinley "Deacon" Davis
NIU’s McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is celebrating its 45th anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, the CHANCE Program will offer a series of celebratory programs highlighting special initiatives and topics of interest to the campus community. These presentations will highlight the programs history of CHANCE and the progress that the program has made...
Amirah Ali, an NIU alumna and award-winning Malaysian pop singer and songwriter, returned to campus to headline a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). A native of Kuala Lumpur, Ali earned a master’s degree in music at NIU in 2009, and is known for fusing aspects of traditional...
McKinley "Deacon" Davis
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program. CHANCE was the brainchild of NIU’s sixth president, Rhoten A. Smith, who is remembered for his strong connection with students and commitment to opportunity. In honor of this occasion – a significant milestone for NIU and Illinois – the CHANCE Program will offer...
Ten years ago, NIU fulfilled countless students’ dreams to have a campus arena where large-scale events could take place in comfort, big-name performers could entertain in style and athletic competitions could be waged with pride. At the time, the NIU Convocation Center was the largest single building project in NIU history. The Convo opened its...
NIU Center for Black Studies
Since it was created four decades ago, the Center for Black Studies has woven itself tightly into NIU’s fabric. It started as a place where students and faculty can develop courses for the new minor, Black Studies. It also was a place for students and faculty to discuss issues that were going on both on-...
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The Great Recession of 2008 lingers on, with daily reminders that our economy is a fragile entity which we ignore at our own peril. Yet the study of economics and the basic principles of financial literacy remain on the periphery of public education at all levels. For 60 years, NIU-housed organization Econ Illinois has worked...
Seems like just yesterday that National Public Radio’s Carl Kasell was in town to help launch WNIJ, the news-talk station of Northern Public Radio. Twenty years later, WNIJ is stronger than ever, thanks to its loyal listeners and supporters. Join WNIJ in welcoming Kasell, the retired NPR newscaster and official “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell...
As the NIU College of Business turns 50 this year, alumni and friends are invited to stroll down memory lane at the “5th Quarter Birthday Bash” in Barsema Hall. The birthday bash will be after the NIU Homecoming game, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15,  in the College of Business. Heavy hors d’oeuvres...
Among the 1966-67 Department of History faculty were (left to right) Jim Connors, Roland Ely, Reese Jenkins, Jerry Barrier and Stephen Foster.
Forty-five years ago this year, NIU’s Department of History conferred its first doctoral degree. Professor Anne Hanley, director of graduate studies, has led an effort by the department to mark the special occasion. The department has invited its Ph.D. alumni to campus for events to commemorate the anniversary, including attending the Graduate School commencement ceremony at...
89.5 WNIJ 20 Years
Public radio station 89.5-WNIJ invites listeners, supporters and friends to an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Broadcast Center, 801 N. First St. in DeKalb. An official cake-cutting ceremony is planned for 4 p.m. The gathering officially celebrates WNIJ’s 20 years of broadcasting with refreshments, displays of memorabilia and staff-guided tours...
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