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John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters emailed this message to the campus Wednesday, Feb. 29. Colleagues, As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with timely information regarding proposed changes to our pension plans, the university will host a town hall-style meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the...
NIU Remembers: A Day of Reflection
NIU President John G. Peters offered these words today at the 3 p.m. Presentation of Memorial Wreaths: We gather today to honor the lives of five students, mark the beginning of a new chapter and demonstrate the resilience and character of our university. Listen and remember as I say the names of our cherished “five”...
Nearly 300 people from across the state and across the country attended Sunday’s open house at Northern Illinois University’s Fay-Cooper Cole Hall in DeKalb, highlighted by the grand opening of NIU’s new anthropology museum, which officially opened its doors to the public. The Anthropology Museum features two new exhibits in its brand new space: –Touch...
Northern Illinois University President John G. Peters and his wife, Barbara, welcomed hundreds of local young people and their families to Altgeld Hall on Friday evening for the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration.  Celebration-goers traveled the world with Victor E. Huskie, experiencing the sights, sounds and flavors of festivals and celebrations as they occur in other...
Travel the World with Victor E.
Make plans to attend the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration held in historic and beautiful Altgeld Hall. President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters invite the entire community to this  complimentary event to enjoy a fun celebration of the holiday season. This family-oriented event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, as...
NIU President John G. Peters today unveiled a new Vision 2020 Initiative website that allows faculty, staff, students and the public to follow progress made toward  university goals in a wide range of areas, including student success, student recruitment, academic enrichment and faculty research. “This website holds us accountable, because as time goes by, one...
Join your colleagues for the annual holiday luncheon hosted by President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters. This complimentary luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, call (815) 753-1999 or email [email protected]
John G. Peters
NIU President John Peters joined other university presidents and chancellors from around the state Thursday in signing a letter sent to Gov. Pat Quinn that outlines their objections to proposed changes in the state pension system. “Senate Bill 512, backed by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, is but one approach. As...
Photo of an autumn campus tour at NIU
Attendance soared 25 percent at NIU’s open house in October. The rise in turnout suggests there is increased interest in the school and its vision to be the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest and to grow enrollment to 30,000 by 2020. President John Peters this fall announced his ambitious plan to boost...
NIU President John G. Peters
The 18-member NCAA Division I Board of Directors adopted a package of proposals Thursday that toughen academic standards and provide increased academic and economic support to student-athletes. Northern Illinois University President John Peters, who represents the Mid-American Conference on the board, said the reforms will give conferences the option of adding more money to scholarship...
NIU President John G. Peters
Northern Illinois University has launched yourpension.niu.edu, a website designed specifically to help employees stay informed on the debate in Springfield regarding employee pensions. “There are few issues with potentially greater consequences, and we want to ensure that employees, annuitants and others have easy access to the most up-to-date information and resources to help them understand...
NIU President John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters emailed NIU faculty and staff Tuesday, Oct. 25, regarding the fall veto session in Springfield and Senate Bill 512. Dear Colleagues, Over the next several weeks during the Veto Session, legislators are expected to take action on Senate Bill 512, which would impose significant changes in the way that pensions...
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