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Curt Baker, CEO and general manager of Ivy Inns Inc.,which provides consulting services related to operational expertise, quality service, service marketing, social media, hotels, tourism and more.
After months of communicating by email, students who are studying organizational behavior in the NIU College of Business finally got to meet face-to-face with mentors who helped guide them through the class. It was difficult to say who was more excited for the opportunity. On one side of the equation, students were bubbling with gratitude...
Karen, Carl and daughter Rachel
After graduating from NIU in December 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Karen Joens worked in advertising, radio and other jobs while most of her college friends were pursuing careers, getting married and starting families. The Lombard native decided to take a leap of faith and leave Illinois. “I just thought it would be...
The results of the NIU College of Business Food Drive challenge will be kept under lock and key until January, but the clear winners were the needy of northern Illinois. Spurred on by the chance to win the coveted Golden Can plaque that is awarded to the winning department, faculty and staff across the college...
Barsema Hall, home of the NIU College of Business
Successful alumni give back to NIU by getting involved in the “Executive in Residence” program through the College of Business. The program encourages successful alumni and friends to share their experiences in the business environment with students in the College of Business – “Where the Classroom Meets the Business World.” Enthusiastic and talented alumni tell...
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“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for International Affairs....
Julie A. Lagacy
Julie A. Lagacy, vice president for the Finance Services Division at heavy equipment maker Caterpillar, will be the keynote speaker for the NIU College of Business BELIEF Week. Lagacy will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Barsema Auditorium of the NIU College of Business. BELIEF (Building Ethical Leaders Using an Integrated Ethics...
Clockwise, from top left: Jennifer Butler-Ellis, Mark Riley, Rebecca Shortridge.
The American Institute of CPAs has honored the NIU Department of Accountancy for its innovative efforts to teach students that success in the field today requires more than just a knack for crunching numbers. Faculty Jennifer Butler Ellis, Mark Riley and Rebecca Shortridge were named recipients of the 2013 Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching...
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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...
College of Business students with Dean Denise Schoenbachler
NIU’s accountancy program continues to stake its claim as one of the best programs in the country, checking in at No. 16 on the Public Accounting Report’s annual ranking of best accounting programs. The program has been a mainstay on the list since the publication began ranking programs 32 years ago. The annual asks accountancy...
The Northern Illinois University College of Business is among the top 30 percent of business schools in the nation, according to rankings released last week by U.S. News and World Report magazine. The college ranked number 119 on the list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs, climbing 47 spots from last year. The college now sits...
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...
Jim Cornelison
Jim Cornelison, whose renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” have helped to rev up Chicago Blackhawks fans for two Stanley Cup championships, will sing on campus Wednesday, Aug. 28, to rev up students in the NIU College of Business. Cornelison will appear in the atrium of Barsema Hall between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. to perform his signature...
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