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Samantha Brunell
NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies recently added a new service to its portfolio of offerings for local governments and businesses: popular news aggregator LocalGovNews. Center staff now are busy making plans to expand the service’s reach and scope. “Our mission is to build the capacity of local government, and there is no better way to...
Diana Robinson
Diana Robinson has been named director of the NIU Center for Governmental Studies (CGS), a highly respected public policy, technical assistance and public service unit in the university. Robinson brings many years of experience in public policy analysis, economic development and workforce development to the position, including a decade of increasingly responsible positions at CGS....
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NIU’s acclaimed Master of Public Administration Program and its Center for Governmental Studies are collaborating with HR Green, Inc., a leading national provider of governmental services, to improve alternative service delivery in local government. Alternative service delivery is a promising strategy for municipalities that wish to maintain service levels and quality but are faced with...
Illinois Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon gives the Illinois Rural Champion Lifetime Achievement Award to NIU’s Normal Walzer.
Norman Walzer, senior research scholar at the NIU Center for Governmental Studies, is a recipient of the Illinois Rural Champion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council. Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon presented the award to Walzer in Peoria at the Rural Community Economic Development Conference, during her Wednesday, March 7, remarks. Prior...
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NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will present a workshop Tuesday, March 13, on “Leadership Lessons: Trying Times Demand Sound Leadership.” The presenter is Craig Rapp, president of Craig Rapp, LLC and senior associate at the NIU Center for Governmental Studies. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NIU-Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Road...
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Debits, credits, revenues and expenses – it must be budget season again. NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will host a workshop Thursday, Feb. 16, titled “Understanding Your Government’s Finances and Financial Position.” The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NIU-Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville. Presenter Brian Caputo, director of finance for...
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NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will offer two workshops in December. “The Freedom of Information Act and What It Means for Your Organization” is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6. “The Open Meetings Act and Roles of Public Officials” takes place Tuesday, Dec. 13. Both are half-day workshops held from 9 a.m. to noon. Each workshop will...
The 2011-12 Civic Leadership Academy kicks off  Tuesday, Oct. 25, with NIU’s own Gerald Gabris presenting “Strategic Planning: Now is the Time!” This workshop is a “guided tour” of the practical techniques and fundamental principles of the strategic planning process. Gabris will focus specifically on developing skills and understanding the power of analyzing current organizational...
Northern Illinois University has furthered its commitment to enhancing broadband opportunities for under-served Illinois residents by acting as a third-party evaluation consultant for a federally funded high-speed Internet project. “Getting Illinois Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities Online Demonstration Project” provides Internet connectivity and training to 23 public housing facilities across northern Illinois. The...
Money & ruler
Northern Illinois University president, John G. Peters addressed several key components of a recently released report on NIU's economic impact on the region during a radio interview with WNIJ-FM.
Economic impact report
A report released today by Northern Illinois University demonstrates that the university is a powerful force for economic and societal good in DeKalb County and beyond. “We have been part of the landscape for more than a century, so it is easy to forget what an impact we have on the community. It is important...
TEAMWORK
NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will present a workshop Thursday, April 7, on “Teamwork and Team Building: Trying Times Also Demand Teamwork.” As the old saying goes, the letters T-E-A-M stand for “together everyone achieves more.” The question is this, how do you build a sense of team? Does teamwork come naturally? What happens to the concept of team in...
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