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Paint the Town 2015: NIU and Victor E. Huskie at the Confectionary
Exciting changes are happening in downtowns of small and mid-size cities across the United States. Large retailers, formerly the mainstay in these communities, are being replaced by smaller creative businesses tailored to specific population interests. Increases in young adults and seniors interested in living in convenient and walkable downtowns are changing opportunities for new business...
DeKalb County Government and four other organizations with a stake in the county’s economic development future are beginning an important phase in a recently launched visioning project. The purpose of this effort is to help shape an economic development vision document that will guide planning, marketing and investments for DeKalb County over the next five...
City of DeKalb mural at First Street and Lincoln Highway
The city of DeKalb is one of 15 communities from across the nation to advance to the next round of the $10 million America’s Best Communities competition. Officials from Frontier Communications announced Wednesday that DeKalb has advanced to the competition’s semifinals in pursuit of the grand prize of up to $3 million. The competition is...
NIU President Doug Baker
Members of the the Higher Education Commission on the Future of the Workforce, including NIU President Doug Baker, will hold their inaugural meeting this afternoon in Springfield. Created by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the commission is comprised of legislators, presidents of institutions and representatives of business and industry. The group’s purpose is to:...
Melissa Henriksen, research associate for NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies, was granted the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s highest award for service during ceremonies held Nov. 11 and 12 at ICAHN’s Annual CAH Conference at The Crowne Plaza in Springfield. “There is no one better to tell the critical access hospital story in Illinois than...
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Harkening back to Abraham Lincoln’s adage that “the best way to predict your future is to create it,” Northern Illinois University and five public and non-profit organizations serving DeKalb County are partnering to create a vision for the county’s economic development future. The first step in this process is to seek broad-based community input about...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology has announced the first set of awards for the Broadband Innovation Grant Opportunity established in February of this year. The grant offers up to $30,000 in funding per year for three years to NIU students, faculty and staff who can develop applications that help society leverage broadband connectivity for the...
Photo of a "Welcome to DeKalb: Huskie Country" road sign
The City of DeKalb has embarked on a multi-year, collaborative, grassroots strategic planning effort. The end results will be a 10-year vision for the city as well as a set of shorter-term specific actions to move toward that vision. To accomplish this, the city is turning to city residents, students, workers and employers to share...
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker and Elgin Community College President David Sam signed an innovative reverse transfer agreement during a Tuesday afternoon ceremony in Elgin. The agreement allows eligible NIU students who transferred from ECC without associate degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. “Postsecondary education is a powerful force...
The Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, in partnership with the NIU Center for Governmental Studies survey research team, is working to engage its many stakeholders in order to obtain input and insights into the types of programming the facility should offer. Sean Frazier, NIU’s associate vice president and director of athletics, calls the Convocation Center a...
In a state known for agriculture, most people are surprised to learn that Illinois produces very little food for its own residents. Almost all of the $50 billion Illinoisans spend on food each year leaves the state, as the majority of Illinois’ farmable land is given over to monoculture row crops such as corn and...
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Are you ready to embrace the challenges of leadership and change? For the ninth consecutive year, NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is offering timely, in-depth workshops for civic leaders like you who aren’t afraid to tackle the challenges of a changing government environment. More than 400 government professionals, staff members, elected officials, educators, state administrators...
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