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April is national sexual assault awareness month and NIU is asking students to participate in the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Survey until Monday, April 30, 2018. “This is an important tool NIU uses for understanding and addressing our university with regard to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct,” said Acting President Lisa Freeman...
Northern Illinois University is among a select group of the nation’s public universities cited for simultaneously producing important research while also extending social-mobility opportunities to students from low-income households, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. In the report titled, “Ladders, labs, or laggards? Which public universities contribute most,” authors Dimitrios Halikias and...
Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to NIU were honored at a luncheon and program in the Holmes Student Center on Wednesday, April 19. “One of the main things that motivates me to come to work every day is the incredible people I get...
Northern Illinois University has announced the 2017-18 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships. In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate a strength of character through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others, integrity and intellectual curiosity. This...
Some familiar faces will assume new duties in the months ahead as the university seeks to fill openings on the president’s senior cabinet. Greg Brady has assumed the role of Acting Vice President and General Counsel. Brady has been an integral part of the university legal team for more than 14 years, serving for the...
This semester, NIU launched a unique program open to all students called NIU PLUS, short for Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies. It is designed to help students explore their interests, focus their studies, highlight their accomplishments and maybe even “earn and learn.” Best of all, it could help students get hired after graduation. Through NIU PLUS, students...
Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster. The award is given by the Washington, D.C.-based Science Coalition to members of Congress in recognition of their commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and...
Program Prioritization Task Force reports are open for review, and now is the time for students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders to provide feedback on those recommendations. Feedback is due Monday, May 23, and can be shared directly with program owners and/or online. “The task force reports are thoughtful and nuanced, and reflect the dedicated...
NIU President Doug Baker
Reports from NIU’s Program Prioritization Task Forces will go online around 3 p.m. Monday, May 2. After that, speakers at the Wednesday afternoon town hall meeting urged repeatedly, comes the need for feedback. View the town hall slide show “Feedback is not window-dressing. Feedback, collaborative analysis and discussion is important to inform recommendations and decisions,...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the university community to participate in the next town hall meeting, scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. The university’s Program Prioritization initiative will be the primary topic of discussion during the town hall, which also will include an...
Paul Kassel
Paul Kassel, professor of theatre arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz, will become dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts. Members of the NIU Board of Trustees endorsed his appointment April 14 following a national search. Kassel begins work July 1 in DeKalb. NIU Executive Vice President...
NIU can survive through the fall semester without a resolution of the Springfield gridlock that has caused an eight-month state budget impasse, NIU President Doug Baker told a town hall meeting audience Tuesday. But Baker doubts the “epic battle” between the governor and the legislature will last that long. “They’re locked in this, and we’re...
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