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The NIU College of Business will host an event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, on “The Value of the MBA for Women in Business.” Panelists include: Lyle Heidemann, retired CEO of True Value; Elizabeth Isham-Cory, spokesperson, Federal Regulatory Agency; Denise Schoenbachler, dean, NIU College of Business; and Lisa Vicicondi, district sales manager-retail, McKesson The...
Sheila Talton
Success comes in many forms, as proven by Sheila Talton, an NIU alumna who blossomed on her second try at college. The New York Times interviewed Talton recently about her life struggles and got advice from her about what makes a successful employee. She told the newspaper that she flunked out during her first time...
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NIU President Doug Baker and College of Law student Irakere Picon are among the speakers Wednesday, Oct. 16, during a panel discussion in support of common sense immigration reform. Hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, NIU alum and Illinois State Rep. Joe Sosnowski and NIU, the forum is designed to foster a solutions-oriented conversation...
Christopher Caine
The University Honors Program on Thursday hosted former IBM executive Christopher Caine, now president of the Center for Global Enterprise and president and founder of Mercator XXI, for a lecture and series of roundtable discussions titled “America as a Commercial Republic.” Throughout the day, Caine focused his comments on the future of American consumerism and...
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A Florida-based plumbing products company hopes it will soon be flush with cash, thanks to advice from some Northern Illinois University MBA students. The students, enrolled in the NIU College of Business Evening MBA program, studied Sarasota-based Aqua Mizer’s business plan as a class project this past summer. The 14-student class, comprised mostly of working professional...
Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation will launch a new internship program during the Spring 2014 semester. The program is designed to offer students a practical application experience, thus bridging the gap between the academic setting and career goals and aspirations. Campus Recreation interns will be given the opportunity to learn about the foundation of the department and program...
Jim Cornelison sings Wednesday afternoon at Barsema Hall.
Students, faculty and staff filled the atrium and lined the balconies of NIU’s Barsema Hall Wednesday to cheer Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer Jim Cornelison, who got the semester off to a rousing start with his signature rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Cornelison, who has become world famous for singing the anthem (accompanied by 20,000...
Mike Mascitti
Seniors Mike Mascitti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and Pat Sloan (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team were named to the Academic All-MAC Team. Sophomores Paul Hogan (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North), Jayson LeSeth (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) and Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) each earned honorable mention recognition the...
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U.S. music schools are steeped in the tradition of helping students to maximize their artistry as musicians. But there is another side to the music industry. The business side. NIU is among the few schools in the country to offer students practical training in the dollars-and-cents aspect of music before they begin to earn a...
(Left to right) Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton and Computer Science Chair Nicholas Karonis.
NIU’s Department of Computer Science is touting its new certificate program in one of the hottest areas of computer programming – development of apps for mobile devices. The four-course certificate program aims to teach undergraduate or graduate students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. Graduates of the...
Janet Pucino
Women represent more than half of the labor pool in the United States. While a number have risen to top levels in corporate U.S.-based organizations, statistically they are exceptions at the executive levels and in boardrooms. Even when women reach the uppermost echelons in business, they seldom become members of “The Club” to which their...
NIU-SHRM ( Society for Human Resource Management) will host an informational meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Barsema Hall Room 127. All are invited to meet the new officers, learn about the local student and national chapters and hear about the benefits of becoming a member. All business and undecided majors...
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