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One more finalist for the vice presidency of the Division of University Advancement will visit the NIU campus Tuesday, Dec. 16. An open forum has been scheduled from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol South Room of the Holmes Student Center for faculty, staff, students and community members to meet the candidate. All are...
Kristina Elmore’s “Huskie’s Holiday”
Kristina Elmore, a sophomore time arts/animation major from Kirkland, is the winner of the 2014 President’s Holiday Card Contest. Her card, “Huskie’s Holiday,” is among four that will serve this year as NIU President Doug Baker’s official holiday card, which is mailed to colleagues and constituents throughout Illinois and across the country. “My motto is,...
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Artistry requires research, and a great deal of research also requires more than a little artistry. To that end, University Honors has developed a unique approach to integrating artistry with research by funding six new entry-level projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Six students will work with several different NIU faculty members to develop their...
The Doghouse logo
Three Northern Illinois University alumni plan to bring The DogHouse to campus to provide convenient meals while giving students an opportunity to work and learn on the job. Co-founders Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols of Hungry Huskies Inc. are working with the university to roll out the first food truck business on campus....
Jeffrey Yordon
Jeffrey Yordon’s company, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, was No. 1 on Crain’s 2013 Fast Fifty list of Chicago’s fastest growing companies and No. 3 in North America on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500 list. With more than 40 years of experience in injectable pharmaceuticals, the Northern Illinois University alumnus was the original founding member of four pharmaceutical...
Top: Timothy Hagen and Lichuan Liu. Bottom: Federico Sciammarella and Tao Xu
NIU’s second annual Venture Grant competition will provide four faculty members with the opportunity to vie for $20,000 in cash to help move their ideas from concept to finished product. NIU students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can get involved by lending their talents to help develop and market the competing projects. The...
Harry and Jaymie Simmon join Anthony Roberts.
The 2014 cohort of NIU Research Rookies was introduced Monday in ceremonies at Altgeld Hall, outlining their participation in research projects that will tackle issues ranging from curing cancer to canceling out the noise of snoring. Now entering its fourth year, Research Rookies provides a select group of freshmen, sophomores and first-year transfer students the...
Kaitlin Barclay
NIU’s College of Law has received a matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor to match up to $25,000 in new and increased gifts made by Tuesday, Dec. 31, Dean Jennifer Rosato has announced. Donations raised in this campaign will be used for key efforts to increase student success. “Student success continues to be a...
Kenneth Chessick and Doug Baker at the ribbon-cutting and open house for the $9.5 million Kenneth & Ellen Chessick Practice Center Saturday, Oct. 26.
Hundreds of Northern Illinois University faithful turned out Saturday for the ribbon-cutting and open house at NIU’s latest privately funded facility, the Kenneth & Ellen Chessick Practice Center. “My wife and I are privileged to be a part of this tremendous occasion and hope to see the years of our hard work help the students...
Dr. Kenneth Chessick
Each year, the NIU chapter of Mortar Board hosts a Last Lecture series based on the popular novel by Randy Pausch: An NIU faculty member or alumnus is formally invited to speak on a topic of his or her choice. This semester, Mortar Board welcomes Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick to present his figurative “last lecture.”...
As more students express an interest in participating in the NIU Honors Program, a substantial financial gift to the program by two NIU alumni should help foster future opportunities for students engaged in honors studies. Three years ago, Earl and Cindi Rachowicz of Evanston designated the University Honors Program as the recipient of a $50,000...
NIU president Doug Baker throws out the first pitch Wednesday, July 25, to Chris Sale prior to the White Sox game vs. the Detroit Tigers.
Ask new Northern Illinois University president Doug Baker what the ace up his sleeve is, and he will say it’s the more than 150,000 alumni in the Chicago area that he would like to be involved in NIU student career success. However, at Wednesday evening’s Chicago White Sox game vs. Detroit, it was Baker who...
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