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Barsema Hall
As part of the celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the Latino Resource Center – in partnership with the NIU College of Business – will host the first Latino Business Panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Barsema Hall 301. The panelists are Raquel Vega, Martha Dominguez, Roberto Carmona and John Rico, three...
Joan Dubinsky
NIU’s College of Business hosts the fifth annual Building Ethical Leaders Using an Integrated Ethics Framework (BELIEF) Week, which takes place through Friday, Oct. 9. Throughout the five-day event, notable alumni and corporate partners from a variety of industries will speak to NIU business students about best business practices and ethics awareness. “BELIEF Week is...
Northern Illinois University is pleased to announce a major gift from longtime donors Bob and Cathy Rothkopf. Because this gift will be endowed, it will provide a significant scholarship every year. “NIU is an important part of our lives” said Bob Rothkopf. “We want to ensure that hard-working business students have the support necessary to...
Dusty Page of the NIU men’s soccer team was named the male recipient of the Mid-American Conference’s 2015 Bob James Memorial Award, announced by the league office Thursday. In its 27th year, the Bob James Memorial Award recognizes one female and one male student-athlete who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and...
NIU President Doug Baker and McHenry County College President Vicky Smith celebrate a new transfer program.
Northern Illinois University and five northwest suburban community colleges have teamed up to offer a new path for students seeking degrees in business administration. The agreement was unveiled Friday at NIU-Hoffman Estates with representatives from NIU, Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, College of Lake County, McHenry County College and Oakton Community College on...
Students who graduated from NIU with master’s degrees in accountancy this spring have a tough act to follow. Recently released data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy show that their predecessors in the class of 2014 posted the highest CPA exam pass rate for any graduate-level program in the state. Nearly three-quarters...
Tim Dimond
A first-generation college student from Mendota, Timothy Dimond realized at a young age that taking up the family business wasn’t for him. “I grew up on a farm,” Dimond said. “Aside from dreaming about being an astronaut or cowboy, realistically I could have been a farmer. But the industry was getting tougher, so I decided...
Northern Illinois University is pleased to announce a major gift from longtime supporter James Thompson to establish the James E. Thompson Professorship in Marketing. Thompson, a 1967 marketing alumnus, served as executive vice president and managing director of the Leo Burnett Company. “The NIU College of Business was a pivotal experience for me back in the...
Rachel McBride
When Rachel McBride transferred to NIU as an underclassman in 2011 to study nutrition, she unwittingly opened the door to a world of new and unexpected learning opportunities. As an undergraduate in the College of Health and Human Sciences, she studied abroad in Tanzania where she assessed student nutrition needs. This past December, as a...
Mike and Kristina McGrath
Entrepreneurs know just how hard it is to earn a buck – so when they make a major gift, you know it’s a cause that they believe in strongly. Such was the case this month when Mike McGrath, a 1970 alumnus of the NIU Department of Management and auto-dealer extraordinaire, and his wife, Kristina, made...
CAUSE logo
Pitch With a CAUSE is a competition for anyone who has an idea for a business that makes a positive social or environmental impact. The competition is open to anyone interested in making a submission, including high school students, undergraduates, graduates students, non-students, retirees and even kindergarteners. In other words, all are welcome. The team selected...
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Millions and millions of Americans will gather around the television Sunday night to watch the Super Bowl. When time expires, we all will know which team won. We all will know which songs Katy Perry performed and with which special guests. And we all will have found a favorite commercial. But will we honestly remember...
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