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Students are invited at to the New Hall Swing Space at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, for free pizza and the chance to meet Illinois State Rep. Bob Pritchard. A member of the Illinois General Assembly for 13 years, Pritchard has sat on many committees, including Higher Education and Elementary & Secondary Education Appropriation. The...
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NIU students will have the opportunity to test their political acumen on Capitol Hill this summer as part of NIU’s Washington D.C. Congressional Internship program. Four students were selected as interns for Illinois representatives in their D.C. congressional offices, and will live, learn and work in the nation’s capital. Kiranjit Gill, a senior majoring in...
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Northern Illinois University invites alumni Tuesday, March 10, to its annual regional event in Washington, D.C., for a networking opportunity at the National Press Club. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and will hear about NIU initiatives from Joseph Matty, associate vice president of the Division of University...
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It’s Sociology Week at NIU, and what an interesting week it has been.
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program, open to all majors, will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2014. Each student...
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Are you ready to embrace the challenges of leadership and change? For the ninth consecutive year, NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is offering timely, in-depth workshops for civic leaders like you who aren’t afraid to tackle the challenges of a changing government environment. More than 400 government professionals, staff members, elected officials, educators, state administrators...
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NIU’s acclaimed Master of Public Administration Program and its Center for Governmental Studies are collaborating with HR Green, Inc., a leading national provider of governmental services, to improve alternative service delivery in local government. Alternative service delivery is a promising strategy for municipalities that wish to maintain service levels and quality but are faced with...
Lincoln Douglas
The Honorable Lincoln Douglas, who holds a doctorate in adult education from the NIU College of Education, is now the minister of Arts and Multiculturalism in Trinidad and Tobago. Douglas, most recently the minister of state in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, is among several new cabinet appointments Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar...
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The NIU Women’s Resource Center will present “Elect Her – Campus Women Win,” a collaboration between AAUW and Running Start that encourages and trains young women to run for student government on their campuses. Any students who attend the selected campuses can participate in the training. NIU’s training session will take place from 3 to...
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Debits, credits, revenues and expenses – it must be budget season again. NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy will host a workshop Thursday, Feb. 16, titled “Understanding Your Government’s Finances and Financial Position.” The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NIU-Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Road in Naperville. Presenter Brian Caputo, director of finance for...
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As a public service in this presidential election year, the alumni board of NIU’s award-winning student newspaper, The Northern Star, will host an on-campus panel discussion featuring three prominent in-state media voices. Mark Brown of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune and Bernie Schoenburg of the Springfield State Journal-Register will participate in the...
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Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus. This should prove to be a very interesting year at both the state and federal levels. In Washington, D.C. … Congress has been on holiday recess since mid-December, returning to session this week. Congress did approve the remaining FY2012 appropriations bills Dec. 15, 2011, which comply with the...
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