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Kristina Elmore’s “Huskie’s Holiday”
Kristina Elmore, a sophomore time arts/animation major from Kirkland, is the winner of the 2014 President’s Holiday Card Contest. Her card, “Huskie’s Holiday,” is among four that will serve this year as NIU President Doug Baker’s official holiday card, which is mailed to colleagues and constituents throughout Illinois and across the country. “My motto is,...
Dan Gebo
Having been a key member of research teams that announced discovery of the world’s smallest primate fossil in 2000 and the oldest primate skeleton in 2013, Northern Illinois University Professor Dan Gebo has made more than his share of headlines worldwide. He also has won every award that NIU has to offer for great teaching...
Doug Baker
I had the distinct honor of attending several events Tuesday that acknowledged the many veterans who have and who continue to protect the freedoms we enjoy in our nation. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. Another reason for celebration is that the NIU Veterans Association is marking its 60th anniversary this...
NIU President Doug Baker
It is no secret that for more than a decade, cuts in state higher education funding have led to an increasing dependence on student dollars to finance university enterprises across the country, and Illinois has been no exception. During that time, college tuition and fee costs have increased 40 percent more than the average, according...
Douglas D. Baker and Dana L. Stover
Save the date! The President’s Annual Holiday Luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover will host a festive and complimentary lunch for all faculty, staff, students and community members. For more...
NIU President Doug Baker
This week, we say a very fond farewell to Bill Nicklas, who has served with great distinction in a variety of capacities at NIU over the past several years. As vice president of Operations and Community Relations, Bill has lent his unique set of talents and his broad background to a wide variety of management...
NIU President Doug Baker
A new college rating system recently introduced compares higher education institutions according to how well they advance students of need through graduation into good careers. Northern Illinois University is ranked 30th among 539 institutions nationally on the Social Mobility Index (SMI), which compares the effectiveness of colleges and universities in accomplishing this objective. At NIU,...
Hosted by the DeKalb and Northern Illinois University police departments and organized by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Joe Mitchell, the inagural unity walk brought together city, university and community members in an effort to strengthen the community while building civility and respect. Participants marched from the NIU School of Nursing building east on Ridge Drive, turning...
NIU President Doug Baker
This weekend, thousands will converge on NIU’s main DeKalb campus. And I’m not speaking of fans coming for the football game. I am talking about the fifth annual STEMfest, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center. Hosted by NIU STEM Outreach and NIU’s P-20 Center, STEMfest features exhibits from...
It is homecoming week on the campus of Northern Illinois University, a special time that connects – and in many cases reconnects – current students and faculty to alumni. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people with a common bond. Last Friday, university leaders from across NIU gathered at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors...
NIU President Doug Baker
This week, we distributed NIU’s annual safety and security report as required by federal law. In addition to providing crime statistics, the report also contains information about policies and resources available to students regarding crime prevention and victim advocacy services. Providing a safe and secure campus and community atmosphere so that research and academic and...
NIU President Doug Baker
Construction, accreditation and innovation headlined a very crowded and productive agenda for Northern Illinois University this week. First, NIU hosted Gov. Pat Quinn for a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the expansion and renovation of the Stevens Building, which houses the School of Theatre and Dance and Department of Anthropology; then, the university announced we received...
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