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Nancy Lublin enjoys building things out of ideas and people. That’s why she’s coming Saturday, April 12, to Northern Illinois University on NIU Cares Day, to kick off the university’s annual Celebrating Excellence event with two separate presentations: “Do Something to Change the World” and “Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur.” Lublin is the CEO of DoSomething.org,...
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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
Crain's Small Business Week @ NIU
Today’s headlines are filled with hot-button issues – social media marketing, Illinois’ concealed carry law, changes to employment law – that will affect businesses, their employees and their consumers. To help regional business owners tackle these complex topics, Northern Illinois University has partnered with Crain’s Small Business Week to present three days of seminars and...
Author Mike Mullin will visit Northern Illinois University July 30 and 31 to discuss his writing process, his thoughts on censorship and the science behind his popular young adult novels in the “Ashfall“ series. “Ashfall” tells the story of a teen who struggles to survive after the cataclysmic eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone National...
Ted Burgess and Brandie Lindo
Ted Burgess and Brandie Lindo like to say they have “good chemistry” together – and for good reason. In January 2008, Burgess and Lindo first met at NIU in an organic chemistry laboratory class. Even beyond the lab experiments, strong attractive forces were apparently at work. This past spring semester, the couple returned to the...
“This makes sense. All universities should do this!” Following those words from a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the IBHE unanimously granted permanent status to NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement in June. The Illinois Board of Higher Education’s staff grants temporary approval for new centers and institutes and then conducts a rigorous...
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John Lewis, senior research scholar at NIU’s Regional Development Institute, moderated a panel of experts in the fiber optics industry May 30 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. Broadband and Economic Development Technology Focus Luncheon. About 150 attendees learned about the importance of high-speed fiber and broadband to economic development in the region. Matthew...
Laurie Elish-Piper and Andrea Molnar
A literacy expert who has developed strong partnerships with area schools and an anthropologist whose work in Southeast Asia has earned her the trust of both villagers and government officials are this year’s NIU Presidential Engagement Professors. Laurie Elish-Piper of the Department of Literacy Education and Andrea Molnar of the Department of Anthropology were chosen...
It was a grand evening at Altgeld Hall as members of DeKalb’s business community and Northern Illinois University came together to honor small business leaders and NIU President John G. Peters at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting Jan. 31. NIU director of transportation Bill Finucane introduced President Peters, who received the Community Pride...
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NIU faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to nominate NIU professors with outstanding records of community engagement for the 2013 Presidential Engagement Professorships. Nominations will be accepted now through the end of September. The honor is based on President John Peters’ call for engagement with the community through research, economic development, service and...
James R. Ciesla
Northern Illinois University has named public health professor James R. Ciesla as the 2012 Presidential Engagement Professor. The honor is based on President John Peters’ call for “engagement with the community through research, economic development, service and instruction in partnerships that benefit both NIU and the community.” A longtime professor in NIU’s School of Nursing and...
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The Great Recession of 2008 lingers on, with daily reminders that our economy is a fragile entity which we ignore at our own peril. Yet the study of economics and the basic principles of financial literacy remain on the periphery of public education at all levels. For 60 years, NIU-housed organization Econ Illinois has worked...
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