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Derryl Block
Derryl Block is the new dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, approved this morning by a vote of the university’s Board of Trustees. Since 2009, Block has been chair of the Professional Program in Nursing and director of BSN-LINC, an online RN-to-BSN program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She joined...
Heide Fehrenbach, Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and Reed Scherer
Northern Illinois University has named historian Heide Fehrenbach, chemist Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and geologist Reed Scherer as its 2012 Board of Trustees Professors – an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. The trio works in fields that seem far removed from each other. Fehrenbach illuminates...
NIU President John G. Peters
Most NIU employees will receive a 2.5 percent salary increment in the March 30 payroll, thanks to a March 1 vote of the Board of Trustees. The modest base increment is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. Employees at the higher end of the salary curve will receive less than 2.5 percent. This month’s boost in...
NIU President John Peters honors former Trustee Manny Sanchez during the March 1 board meeting.
Manny Sanchez, one of the founding members of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, said an emotional farewell to the board Thursday, saying that while his title at the university had changed, his pride in the institution had not. “I am ending my status as a trustee at NIU, but not my status as...
Ron Carter
Jazz stands among America’s greatest art forms, boasting roots in the African-American culture and a foundation in the African tradition. So says Ron Carter, director of jazz studies in the NIU School of Music. Carter, who was named an NIU Board of Trustees Professor in 2009, will host a Board of Trustees Professor Seminar at...
Huskie sweethearts: the Hon. Sharon Coleman and new NIU Trustee Wheeler G. Coleman
The swearing in of Northern Illinois University’s newest trustee, Wheeler G. Coleman, ended in unusual fashion Thursday. It was sealed with a kiss. Perhaps it wasn’t all that unusual, considering that the person administering the oath of office was his wife, the Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman, a federal judge serving the Northern District of Illinois....
The Hon. Sharon J. Coleman, a federal judge for the Northern District of Illinois, administers the oath of office to her husband, Wheeler G. Coleman.
Thursday marked a homecoming for Wheeler G. Coleman. Thirty-four years removed from his arrival on the campus of Northern Illinois University as a freshman, he stepped to a podium in Altgeld Hall and was sworn in as the university’s newest trustee. “I’m glad to be back home,” Coleman said after taking the oath of office...
Gov. Pat Quinn today announced the appointment of Wheeler G. Coleman to the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees. Coleman, 51, graduated from NIU’s nationally respected computer science program in 1983 with a degree in applied data processing. He later earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He currently holds the positions of...
NIU President John G. Peters today unveiled a new Vision 2020 Initiative website that allows faculty, staff, students and the public to follow progress made toward  university goals in a wide range of areas, including student success, student recruitment, academic enrichment and faculty research. “This website holds us accountable, because as time goes by, one...
Cherilyn G. Murer
To ensure that the lawyers of tomorrow are not only technically skilled but also are ethical legal practitioners, Cherilyn and Michael Murer have extended their sponsorship of  the lecture series “Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture, and Values.” Launched this fall, the series exposes first-year students at the NIU College of Law to legal...
John Elsner
At age 60, John “Jack”  Elsner, has finally broken down and purchased his first-ever cell phone: It is a necessary accessory for his new job as the chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit. Elsner, a member of the first graduating class from the NIU College of Law in 1978, will be installed in his...
Cherilyn G. Murer
The Northern Illinois University College of Law will conclude its professionalism series, “Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture, and Values,” from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The event will feature alumna Cherilyn G. Murer (’78), president and CEO of Murer Consultants, Inc. and chair of the NIU...
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