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NIU President John G. Peters issued the following statement regarding the Tuesday, April 5, shooting incident in DeKalb. Approximately 1:07 a.m. today NIU President John Peters was notified that a shooting had occurred off campus in the Hillcrest and Aspen Court area in the northwest section of the City of DeKalb. Subsequent to this, the university learned...
NIU President John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters today addressed the NIU Board of Trustees regarding the state of budget negotiations in Springfield, and talk of altering pension and insurance programs for current employees and annuitants. His remarks were summarized in an e-mail to the campus community, which is included below. Dear Colleague, NIU recently concluded testimony before...
President John G. Peters
Colleagues, Today Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his state budget proposal for next fiscal year, signaling his spending priorities for Fiscal Year 2012. His speech focused mostly on reduced funding levels and emphasized the importance of restructuring the state’s backlog of unpaid bills by borrowing approximately $8.75 billion to pay off most of the outstanding debt owed...
NIU President John G. Peters speaks Monday, Feb. 14, at the Presentation of the Memorial Wreaths.
NIU President John G. Peters offered these comments Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Presentation of the Memorial Wreaths. Thank you, family, friends and neighbors of Northern Illinois University for gathering today at this memorial garden, for a moment of reflection and meditation. As you can see, the rejuvenation of Cole Hall began last month. We...
State Pension & Budget Update
As work begins in Springfield on the FY2012 budget, the state’s financial well-being is once again a topic of extreme interest. “While the tax hikes approved at the end of the last legislative session will provide some new revenue, and some relief for the state, it is just one of many steps required to restore...
Build America Bond sale
Northern Illinois University has completed the sale of  Build America Bonds to fund a series of renovations across campus. The bond sale, which was approved by the NIU Board of Trustees in October, was conducted Thursday, Dec. 9. The university had to complete the sale prior to Dec. 31 to qualify for the federally funded...
Kathy Buettner
NIU is ready to clearly define its promise to current and future students as well as alumni. After months of conversations, research and surveys of students, faculty, staff, alumni, high school guidance counselors, parents and prospective students, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” was announced Wednesday as the tagline for NIU’s branding identity. Led by Kathy Buettner,...
Vision 2020
NIU President John G. Peters announced today the membership on the Vision 2020 Steering Committee. Peters will chair the 38-member committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and donors. Executive Vice President and Provost Raymond Alden and Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations Eddie Williams will serve as vice-chairs of the committee. “The Steering...
Altgeld Hall in winter
Join President and Mrs. Peters to kick off the holiday season at the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. After dinnertime, return to historic Altgeld Hall to enjoy festive bedtime snacks and stories that celebrate the magic of the holiday. Listen as professional, award-winning storyteller Linda Gorham...
Photo of Christmas cookies
Join your colleague 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. 30, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, contact the Office of Special Events at (815) 753-1999 or [email protected]
John G. Peters
President John Peters spoke Wednesday afternoon to the University Council about “the anguish our NIU and DeKalb communities have experienced over the last several weeks” as well as the creation of a new mechanism meant to enhance campus security. “NIU remains united behind meeting the needs of each of our students,” Peters said. “Although we have a strong campus...
This evening the DeKalb County Major Case Squad investigating the disappearance of NIU freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller, announced that investigators have now reclassified the investigation as a “death investigation.” Upon learning of this change, Northern Illinois University president John Peters expressed deep concern and sadness. “I know that all of the NIU community is distressed...
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