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If you had a time machine, you might go back and make smarter decisions to improve your financial future. We’re not talking about picking winning lottery numbers or inventing Facebook before Mark Zuckerberg, but about everyday decisions that would safeguard you against recession — spending responsibly, understanding the stock market, avoiding credit traps and foreclosures....
Brad Harris of Rockford is rocking the harmonica industry to its bluesy foundations – with some help from NIU. Harris, the owner, founder and chief technician at Harrison Harmonicas, has “harp” players from Mick Jagger to Bruce Willis clamoring for his B-Radical harmonica. Manufacturing improvements facilitated by the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology are...
Lisa Freeman
Despite a move across the Plains and a job chock-full of challenges, Lisa Freeman is settling quite nicely into her new post as NIU’s vice president for research and graduate studies. Freeman, a professor of pharmacology, spent the past 15 years at Kansas State University, where she most recently served as associate vice president for...
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Posted Aug. 20, 2010 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Women’s Studies Director Amy Levin, Associate Professor Brianno Coller in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Professor Lesley Rigg in the Department of Geography will receive $161,284 from the National Science Foundation, effective Sept. 1, to fund planning efforts for the...
The NIU Supermileage Team recently took third place at the SAE International Supermileage event. Their vehicle got 1,265 miles per gallon of gasoline.
A team of four Northern Illinois University engineering students designed and built a vehicle that took third place overall at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Supermileage Competition, squeezing 1,265 miles from a single gallon of gasoline. The competition, held June 10-11 in Marshall, Mich., featured more than 30 teams from across North America and...
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