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When the new DeKalb High School first opens its doors to students Tuesday, Sept. 6, every member of the Barb family will see what District 428 Board of Education President Tom Matya already sees. “What a wonderful asset this (District 428-NIU) partnership is for the DeKalb community,” Matya said recently as he joined his school...
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Northern Illinois University president, John G. Peters addressed several key components of a recently released report on NIU's economic impact on the region during a radio interview with WNIJ-FM.
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The Office of Student Engagement has a new name and a new home. The office, which oversees programs such as Undergraduate Research, Themed Learning Communities and Service Learning, is now known as the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. The name was changed to more precisely reflect the objectives of the program, says Julia...
NIU has named Cliff Mirman, Susan Russell and Kendall Thu as its first-ever Presidential Engagement Professors. The honor is based on President John Peters’ call for “engagement with the community through research, economic development, service and instruction. Establishment of these professorships places NIU in the company of the growing number of institutions which now recognize and...
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology had a busy week.  In celebration of national Engineers Week, CEET organized a series of events that brought 200 middle and high school students from 10 schools in the northern Illinois region and included a trivia competition and banquet for CEET students.  The halls of the Engineering Building were...
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The College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) is celebrating National Engineers Week with a variety of events for all ages. The annual College Bowl, where the best and the brightest engineering and engineering technology students test their knowledge while they compete for valuable prizes, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23. NIU students, faculty, staff...
Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle’s students were doing service learning before service learning was cool. “Years ago I began sending my graduate students out to do things in the community that we’d later process in the classroom. It was a long time before I knew the name for that was service learning,” says Castle, who has taught in...
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NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will host a workshop Tuesday, Nov. 30, on “Home Rule: Unlocking the Structure and Impact.” This workshop will offer participants three unique and experienced views of local government Home Rule with particular emphasis on Illinois. The provisions of Home Rule in Illinois were established in the 1970 re-write of the Illinois Constitution. Home Rule gives units...
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NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will host a Nov. 4 workshop on “Strategic Planning: Yes, Now is the Time!” This workshop is a “guided tour” of the practical techniques and fundamental principles of the strategic planning process. It specifically focuses on developing skills and understanding the power of analyzing current organizational situations, laying out long- and...
Lady in Red and Black
The NIU Digital Convergence Lab is recruiting students for a spring 2011 project that will create an interactive, online exhibition of vintage fashions that tells about NIU’s history and culture in the 20th century. The team will include six undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in computer science, art, history, women’s studies, museum studies, communications,...
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For the first time, NIU and 10 other universities in Illinois will be part of the national Students in Service program, which matches students with local not-for-profit groups in need of volunteers. NIU will send nine undergraduate and graduate students into the part-time volunteer workforce to do such things as work in food pantries, soup...
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T-E-A-M. As the old saying goes, those four letters stand for “together everyone achieves more.” But the questions are these: How do you build a sense of team? Does teamwork come naturally? What happens to the concept of team in tough times? It’s easy to be a team when you’re “winning,” but what happens when times are tough? NIU’s...
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