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Just one more week remains in the current legislative session before the Illinois General Assembly adjourns Friday, May 31. At this point, major issues remain unresolved, which is not uncommon given the natural rhythm of the legislative process in Springfield. Kathryn Buettner, NIU vice president of University Relations, was in Springfield this week and delivered...
Screen-capture of NIU's Facebook page
During Homecoming week, NIU reached 30,000 “likes” on its Facebook page, just one year after it reached the 20,000 mark. The milestone was reached approximately three months ahead of a the target set by the Communications and Marketing Department within the Division of University Relations. “Social media has been an emphasis for University Relations. It is...
Northern Illinois University launched a new social media initiative to provide timely safety information to the NIU community. Traditionally delivered in the form of SMS text alerts or email advisories posted to NIU Today, the new protocol still sends emergency alerts via text message and advisories by email, and now includes safety bulletins on the...
NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program will provide five 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 2012. Each student will intern for a...
Who’s up for a game of tag? Facebook tag, that is. NIU’s social media team is encouraging everyone on campus who’s captured by the cameras of NIU photographers to find their pictures on the NIU Facebook page and tag them. And, should they happen to spot any faces of their friends while they’re visiting, they...
NIU new logo
Today’s announcement of a new university logo to accompany the tagline selected in December 2010 – “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” – completes the research and design phase of NIU’s institutional brand identity. Working hand-in-hand with the “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” tagline, the trademarked logo is the visual component of NIU’s communications efforts to strategically convey...
NIU mobile app
NIU is now as close as the nearest smartphone with the debut of NIU Mobile in app stores this week. The free mobile campus application brings an interactive campus experience to smartphone users. “We wanted to put useful, fun, interesting and dynamic information in the hands of our campus community,” said Jennice O’Brien, team leader...
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A team of six NIU students had the unique opportunity to act as consultants by providing social media and marketing strategies and recommendations to the university in a semester-long project that started in January through the College of Business’ Experiential Learning Center (ELC). The project was designed to find innovative ways of enticing potential students,...
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,...
Competition for Students: logos of other colleges and universities
Twenty-six of the best community colleges in the United States scattered throughout northern Illinois. A dozen private and independent colleges tucked into suburban communities and the Chicago Loop. Quality state universities in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana and Big 10 powerhouses such as Iowa, Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan within a short drive.  High school juniors and seniors searching for their personal college experience don’t have...