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In an effort to keep you informed about what occurred during the spring legislative session in Springfield, we thought that it would be helpful to focus on some key areas and give you more context in terms of what happened. Our first area of focus is the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. The Illinois General Assembly...
Kelly Wesener Michael
Northern Illinois University has announced the appointment of Kelly Wesener Michael as acting vice president of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, effective July 1. Wesener Michael will oversee the division during the national search for a permanent replacement for Brian O. Hemphill, who has accepted the position of president of West Virginia...
Pension reform bills in both the State Senate and House of Representatives failed to come up for a vote before the midnight, May 31, deadline that marks the end of the spring legislative session. “While this has been a productive legislative session, our work is not done for the people of Illinois,” Illinois Gov. Pat...
Derryl Block
Derryl Block is the new dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, approved this morning by a vote of the university’s Board of Trustees. Since 2009, Block has been chair of the Professional Program in Nursing and director of BSN-LINC, an online RN-to-BSN program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She joined...
Brian O. Hemphill
West Virginia State University announced its Board of Governors has chosen Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, NIU vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, to become the university’s 10th president
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President John Peters invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the four presidential commissions for academic year 2012-2013. Self-nominations are welcome. Forward nominations, including name, classification (faculty, Supportive Professional Staff, Operating Staff, student), address, email and telephone number to Dori Hooker, Office of the President, at [email protected] Nominations should be submitted by...
John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters emailed this important message to faculty, staff and annuitants earlier today. Dear Colleagues, Friday afternoon Governor Quinn outlined the framework of his plan to resolve the state’s pension funding crisis. Briefly, the Governor’s proposal provides for 100% funding for pension systems by 2042 by making the following changes to the...
Altgeld Hall
President John Peters invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the four presidential commissions for academic year 2012-2013. Self-nominations are welcome. Forward nominations, including name, classification (faculty, Supportive Professional Staff, Operating Staff, student), address, email and telephone number to Dori Hooker, Office of the President, at [email protected] Nominations should be submitted by...
NIU President John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters invites the campus community to join him in congratulating this year’s honored professors. Peters will host a ceremony  Thursday, April 19, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium to recognize the new Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor and the recipients of the Excellence in...
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In Springfield … The Illinois primary elections were held Tuesday, March 20. The elections results can be found on the Illinois Board of Elections website. The Illinois General Assembly was in session Wednesday through Friday of last week. Members of the House of Representatives approved HB 3810 (vote: 95 yes, 25 no, 2 present), introduced by...
Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
In Springfield … Friday, March 9, was the deadline to get substantive bills reported out of committees in the chamber of origin, so it was a very busy week. On March 6, House Bill 5745, sponsored by Rep. Brandon Phelps, passed out of the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee. This bill would allow for concealed-carry in...
John G. Peters
NIU will host a town hall-style meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. At that meeting, NIU President John G. Peters and Steve Cunningham, vice president for Administration and Human Resources, will present an overview of the current situation including a brief history, implications for SURS and...
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