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NIU President Doug Baker
Leaders in Ethics and Academic Discipline (LEAD), an NIU College of Business student organization, will host NIU President Doug Baker for a Huskie Ethical Awareness Talk. Baker will speak on “Ethically Inspired Leadership: The Student Perspective” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Barsema Hall 200. LEAD is a component of the BELIEF...
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The Idea, Innovation, Impact Lab (I-Lab) is a 16-week program, which includes workshops on creativity, social impact, design, engineering and innovation. In this start-up accelerator, students work in multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial teams to develop an innovative technology to solve a social problem. Student applicants are currently being sought for the fall semester. The course will be...
Kristine and Mike McGrath
Applications are invited from all full-time, NIU tenured and tenure-track faculty members interested in becoming McGrath Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows. McGrath Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows are academic entrepreneurs who are pursuing projects that demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and action in ways that build on their expertise in their home discipline. Fellows form a community of faculty engaged in...
Dennis Barsema and Jenée Carlson
For some, the recent holiday season invokes memories of food overflowing on dining room tables. But for many on college campuses across the country, an abundance of food is far from the reality. Several national media outlets – the Atlantic, the New York Times and Rolling Stone, among others – recently carried stories about hidden...
Charles E. Downing
In challenging fiscal times, larger class section sizes often become more common. As the number of students enrolled in a course section rises, one way to continue to deliver a quality educational experience for students is through the creative use of technology. Charles E. Downing, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Operations Management and...
Donna Kieso
Faculty emeritus and legendary accounting author Don Kieso has made a significant gift to recognize his wife and partner of 56 years by creating a professorship in her name. The Donna R. Kieso Professorship in Accounting was established to reward excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession. Kate Mantzke, associate professor of accounting,...
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge began her new role as chair of the NIU Department of Accountancy Jan. 1. Shortridge is the Gaylen and Joanne Larson Professor of Accountancy and formerly served as the department’s assistant chair. She is the first woman to hold the chair position in the department’s history. “It’s an honor to be chosen as...
Gina Nicolosi
Gina Nicolosi, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Finance, will become chair July 1. In her current roles, Nicolosi teaches the competitive-entry Student Managed Portfolio course, serves as the adviser to the NIU Investment Association and acts as a faculty chaperone on a number of student financial trips. Nicolosi will take over for Dennis...
Mahesh Subramony
Management professor Mahesh Subramony keeps a student’s note in his office: “Dr. Subramony pushed us to think differently.” He views this as the ultimate compliment because of his focus on imparting thought leadership – clear and rigorous thinking that drives excellence in action. Through experiential learning and vibrant, analytical class discussions, Subramony prepares each of...
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NIU is currently conducting searches for new deans to lead three colleges. A search for a new dean of the College of Law will launch soon. College of Visual and Performing Arts NIU is seeking an experienced, energetic and visionary leader to serve as the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The...
Franz Vagra and friends
Imagine tying for best in the world on a business aptitude test offered to students from more than 3,500 participating universities. Then ask NIU finance major Franz Varga exactly how he did just that. Varga arrived at the top spot by way of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test in business and finance (BAT). His journey included...
NIU students are testing their sales acumen thanks to NIU’s inaugural Professional Sales Showcase which began Oct. 1 and continues through Oct. 15. Over the course of the two weeks, nearly 200 sales students are taking part in the unique contest that tests their phone skills and face-to-face sales skills in a role-play situation. “All students...
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