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NIU’s Employee Cellular Services Stipend Agreement Form is now online. Employees who need cellular communication devices to do their jobs should use this form to request a monthly stipend. Talk with your manager/supervisor/department chair before submitting the form so the agreed upon amount is selected. Your department must then submit the Additional Pay Form to Payroll to...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host another “Bring Your Own Device” event for students from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, inside Ellington’s at the Holmes Student Center. Students are invited to bring any mobile device to the event and get advice from IT experts on how to use it better and more...
An update to the NIU Mobile app is in the Android and Apple app stores. Version 3.1.0 includes the new interactive campus map, which enables online navigation of the NIU campus anytime from virtually anywhere. “The 3-D interactive map, along with the directional signage that was installed throughout campus late this summer, is big step...
Telepressure!
[vsw id=”R4c0CO4NmfI” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Here’s a new techno-term that will likely resonate among many modern-day office employees: “workplace telepressure.” Northern Illinois University psychology researchers, who coined the term, define it as an urge to quickly respond to emails, texts and voicemails – regardless of whatever else is happening or whether one is even...
NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host two events in coming weeks centered around mobile devices and digital content. Join Jason Beckham from Apple Education in the Boardroom from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, for a presentation about how faculty and students are using mobile devices and digital content to create, collaborate, innovate and...
Magitest records the tester’s voice and movements on the device’s screen, such as clicks and swipes, in order to see which steps the tester takes in completing a given task.
NIU’s website, www.niu.edu, is the first stop for many people seeking information about NIU, making it exceedingly important to provide a website that is informative, easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. With more and more student users viewing websites on their smartphones and tablets, the need for a stronger mobile presence for NIU is greater...
NIU offers students the ability to learn how to create their own mobile apps in a series of courses offered through the Department of Computer Science. Courses such as CSCI 321, CSCI 322 and CSCI 323 teach students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile device platforms. NIU’s College...
(Left to right) Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton and Computer Science Chair Nicholas Karonis.
NIU’s Department of Computer Science is touting its new certificate program in one of the hottest areas of computer programming – development of apps for mobile devices. The four-course certificate program aims to teach undergraduate or graduate students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. Graduates of the...
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NIU will host the 10th annual SLATE Conference Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at NIU-Naperville. Over the past nine years, more than 2,500 people representing almost 120 unique institutions from the Midwest, across the country and around the world have attended the SLATE Conference. This conference invites all faculty, teaching staff, system administrators,...
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Just in time for the start of fall semester, version 2.5 of NIU Mobile is rolling out in app stores. The popular smartphone app adds additional campus-friendly features for students on the go. New modules include: eSuds – Look up the status and availability of the washers and dryers in the residence halls. Social Media...
A guided excursion of the NIU campus is now only a web click away. NIU’s Web Communications department, in collaboration with Enrollment Management and Admissions, launched a virtual tour Monday, June 18, complete with a friendly escort, panoramic images, videos, photos and an interactive map. The university’s Facebook page also offers an app that provides...
Kirk Mango
On a Friday evening a couple weeks ago, my wife and I were out for a leisurely dinner at a popular Italian restaurant near where we live. We were sitting at the back of the restaurant by a window at a table for two; love those two-person tables. The restaurant was crowded but the ambiance...
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