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Douglas Hall
Alumni are invited to a closing ceremony Sunday, April 27, for Douglas Hall, which will be demolished this summer to extend Lucinda Avenue for better access to campus. At the ceremony, scrapbooks will be available for alumni and students to record memories and quotes about the 51-year-old residence hall and to add mementos for a...
Ray Alden
Members of the NIU community have a long tradition of participation in a variety of international activities. We have every reason to be proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students in the global arena. However, to remain competitive as an institution with an international scope, we must build on synergies at NIU and with our international partners. We want...
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Northern Illinois University is seeking new participants to join in the Bold Futures Workshops series scheduled from Friday, March 28, through Wednesday, April 2. NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as community members are welcome to participate by registering as a new participant. Most workshop sessions will be located in the Holmes Student...
Doug Baker
This week, the Northern Illinois University Student Association set up a display in the second floor Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center to gather the input of the university and community on ideas to improve the campus experience. These concepts for the “re-envisioned” NIU campus include the mockups and renderings from consultants who pored...
Campus Master Planning Thesis
The Northern Illinois University Student Association is displaying blueprints and ideas from the campus master planning thesis in the second floor Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center through March 28. The organization is seeking the input of the university and community on ideas to improve NIU’s campus experience. “I invite you to stop by...
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The pilot alumni mentoring program just started in January. But word is getting out on the airwaves about its success. Lizzy de Guia, a junior in nursing, and a few other students went on the air last week on WREX, the NBC station in Rockford, to share how they are blossoming with the help of...
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Following spring break, NIU will hold the next round of Bold Futures workshops to continue the critically important work of creating and implementing solutions to the student recruitment and retention challenges the university is facing. The goal of this continuing dialogue is to focus on ways to “deliver a positive student experience” at every stage...
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During “Souper Wednesday,” NIU alumni who specialize in commercial banking gave advice to honors students on how to prepare for the real world. “When you’re in the real world, you’re competing against us,” said Arthur Pesavento, a business development officer for HSBC Bank USA in Chicago. The bankers, who each have 20 years of commercial...
A Bold Futures banner in the MLK Commons
Bringing together students and alumni is one of the facets of the Bold Futures initiative on campus. Central to that pursuit is student career success. The University Honors Program and NIU Alumni Association recently paired 14 students with NIU alumni and community partners in a successful pilot of the Bold Futures Externship Program, specifically designed...
NIU Career Fairs
OK, who’s ready to work? NIU’s spring 2014 career events offer students and job-seekers the chance to network and to impress potential employers. This spring features NIU’s annual Internship Fair, Full-time Job Fair, NIU Educators’ Job Fair and the Retail Leadership Expo. A pair of workshops are planned to help students prepare: “ABCs of Getting...
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Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to work in a particular career? What it means to be “on the job, all day, every day?” Here is your chance. University Honors, in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association, is offering NIU Honors students an exclusive opportunity to shadow an NIU alumnus for...
Douglas D. Baker and Dana L. Stover
President Doug Baker unveiled a bold plan for Northern Illinois University’s future Wednesday, saying that he will work to dramatically expand internship opportunities, try to match every student with an alumni mentor and endeavor to ensure that every graduate is employed within six months of graduation. Baker’s comments came during ceremonies marking his inauguration as...
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