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A major gift from four alumni has established the Jones Diedrich Mennie Endowed Professorship in Finance. Paul Jones (B.S., finance, ’76), William J. Jones (B.S., finance, ’79), John C. Diedrich (B.S.,  accountancy, ’76) and Douglas U. Mennie (B.S., industry and technology, ’78) created this professorship to assist the NIU Department of Finance in retaining excellent faculty and...
Northern Illinois University is launching a new program in downtown Chicago this fall, offering students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in financial risk management. The program, which begins Monday, Sept. 12, will provide evening classes in the heart of Chicago’s financial district at 105 W. Madison St. It will be geared...
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...
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...
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...
Senior Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) of the NIU men’s soccer team was named Tuesday to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I soccer team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Page is one of just 34 student-athletes to receive All-America honors. Page, a finance major with a 4.0 GPA,...
Franz Varga
NIU Department of Finance junior Franz Varga took his love for problem-solving and, in September 2014, tested his knowledge in a highly competitive, worldwide business challenge. The result: Varga now ranks among the top five for the Americas Region Section of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT). “I enjoy working with numbers, particularly when I can...
Dusty Page
Senior Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) of the NIU men’s soccer team was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team announced on Thursday. A finance major with a 4.0 GPA, Page has started all 15 matches thus far for the Huskies, playing 1,338 minutes, the most for a NIU field...
Gerald Jensen
There is no questioning the tremendous influence that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has on the financial markets. Even announcements from the Fed that might seem to be innocuous by many market participants can create or destroy billions of dollars in global wealth. The Fed chairman has been described as the second most powerful person in...
Dor Amir
Four NIU tennis players – Nelle Youel, Dor Amir, Simon Formont and Frederic Cadieux – have been named to the Mid-American Conference all-academic teams. The hat trick for the men came after a successful season which saw the squad crowned regular season champions. “I’m really happy for these guys,” head coach Patrick Fisher said. “It’s...
Souper Wednesdays can
During “Souper Wednesday,” NIU alumni who specialize in commercial banking gave advice to honors students on how to prepare for the real world. “When you’re in the real world, you’re competing against us,” said Arthur Pesavento, a business development officer for HSBC Bank USA in Chicago. The bankers, who each have 20 years of commercial...
Ryan Neir
Northern Illinois’ Ryan Neir was named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 31 through Jan. 6, the league office announced Monday. This marks the sixth time that a Huskie has won the honor this year, as MacKenzie Roddy (Oct. 4), Mike Mascitti (Nov. 15), Nabal Jefferson and Amanda Corral (Dec....
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