Higher education, economic development team wins $2.4 million for local aerospace industry

Rockford is one of 20 U.S. cities that have won a federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. A grant totaling $2.4 million has been awarded to a collaborative made up of Northern Illinois University, Rock Valley College, the Rockford Area Economic

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Bill Nicklas accepts new associate vice president post to guide university planning, sustainability

Northern Illinois University has named Bill Nicklas as the university’s new associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability, President John G. Peters announced today. Nicklas, who currently serves as city manager for the City of Sycamore, will guide the university’s institutional

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NIU participates in effort to win federal funding to strengthen aerospace industry in Rockford

Seven area groups collaborated and applied for a federal grant that could significantly strengthen the region’s aerospace industry. The announcement was made Tuesday at the NIU-Rockford campus. Promod Vohra, dean of the NIU College of Engineering & Engineering Technology, also spoke at

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