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NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire campus community to participate in an all-campus town hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Holmes Student Center’s Regency Room. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to engage in a conversation about important university issues and initiatives. Among the topics to be discussed at...
Student Career Success – our keystone goal at NIU – is one of my favorite topics for a good reason. Those three words reflect the transformative power of higher education to equip and elevate dreamers and doers into the places where they can make profound marks on the world. They reinforce our mission and remind...
NIU President Doug Baker talks to members of the VAWA Implementation Committee.
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. Program Prioritization continues to progress, and I’m energized by the momentum that is building. Members of the Senior Cabinet and I reviewed initial drafts of the divisional action plans during an all-day retreat last Wednesday. We began to explore and discuss...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. In the closing hours of the fiscal year, we received some very positive news to report. The governor signed into law a bill that provides higher education with badly needed financial support. For NIU it includes: $48.3 million in operating funds...
When DeKalb Mayor John Rey and I first shook hands April 2, 2013, it became clear that he and I shared a common and urgent goal: to knock down the silos between NIU and the City of DeKalb. We want a great place to live and work. We want our teaching and research to boost...
Zhili Xiao
With the arrival of warmer and momentarily quieter days on campus comes the opportunity to reflect on a year of outstanding research, scholarship and artistry at NIU. The accomplishments of our faculty members resonate across the country and around the world, highlighting NIU’s strengths as an engaged, research-intensive institution. Stories that illuminate just some of...
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. Mike Mann, NIU’s director of State Relations, and I were in Springfield earlier this week working with legislative leaders and the governor’s office. It’s clear that both the legislative and executive branch members understand the extreme budget challenges facing higher education...
Commencement is an extraordinary time. The thinkers and doers of tomorrow are opening wide the doors to new and exciting chapters of life. They are eager and hungry for the opportunities and challenges that await, and, as members of the university community that nurtured them, we should feel empowered by their enthusiastic appetites for what...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker sent this message today to members of the university community. Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: The Program Prioritization process was designed to help us best align our resources with our mission so that we can become a stronger, more innovative and sustainable university. The Academic and Administrative Task Forces have completed...
I was joined by little white dogs in a pink-bedazzled stroller, superheroes of all sizes on skates and a big, blue creature of some sort. These were among the many wondrous sights that trailed me and my motorcycle from downtown DeKalb to our campus one warm and sunny Saturday afternoon last May. It was colorful....
NIU President Doug Baker
Reports from NIU’s Program Prioritization Task Forces will go online around 3 p.m. Monday, May 2. After that, speakers at the Wednesday afternoon town hall meeting urged repeatedly, comes the need for feedback. View the town hall slide show “Feedback is not window-dressing. Feedback, collaborative analysis and discussion is important to inform recommendations and decisions,...
NIU President Doug Baker talks to members of the VAWA Implementation Committee.
NIU President Doug Baker will lead a town hall meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today. Here’s where to watch it online.
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