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George M. Shur
George M. Shur, who served as general counsel for Northern Illinois University from 1983 until his retirement in 2003, died Sunday, Nov. 25. He was 70. An avid supporter of education and the community, Shur also served president of the board of education for DeKalb Community Unit School District 428. A memorial service will take...
NIU Alumni Association president, Francine Pepitone  and NIU Foundation chair, Dennis Barsema submitted the letter below to the Chicago Tribune in response to the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday article about NIU’s presidential search. Dear Editors: In your recent wrap-up article that re-hashes challenges NIU is facing concerning its physical plant and police employees, you imagine a potential...
Lilly Lu and the DCL worked with students from Schaumburg High School to produce art and host events in interactive virtual worlds, such as “Future Chicago.”
The digital generation is taking over cyberspace. More and more K-12 students are getting online every day to do everything from shopping to playing games to connecting with friends, but many schools have been hesitant to embrace emerging interactive technologies in the classroom. Northern Illinois University’s HIVE Project is working to change that by generating...
Mike Malone
Mike Malone, a 28-year veteran administrator at NIU and vice president for the Division of University Advancement, has assumed added responsibilities as president of the NIU Foundation. The move follows the resignation of Mallory Simpson, who left NIU for the dual attractions of a position as vice chancellor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the...
Artist’s rendering of Chessick Practice Center
Work on Northern Illinois’ newest athletic facility, the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center, is set to begin this fall. NIU fans now can make their marks on Huskie history – literally – by purchasing lifetime legacy bricks in the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Huskie Pride Plaza. With each brick purchase, proceeds from the NIU Legacy Brick...
Logo of the NIU Foundation
The NIU Foundation recently partnered with Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, and the Office of the Provost to restructure the NIU Foundation Venture Grants program. A team of NIU students from the College of Law helped to create a concept and plan for this unique program. The move to update the...
Evan Wittke
It all began with an email from the Huskie Research Rookies program. It was an invitation that changed biology major Evan Wittke’s first-year experience as a Huskie into something extraordinary – not only for him, but perhaps someday, for the world. For Wittke, the title “Research Rookie” meant he could join biology professor Barrie Bode...
When Grant Simmon isn’t directing events such Lollapalooza, the Hangout Music Festival or President Obama’s inauguration, the 2000 alum is setting the stage for an event that’s a little closer to home and his heart: the NIU Foundation Red and Black. When scholarship recipient Moonja Jeong, ’12, stepped into the spotlight at the 2012 Red and Black, her goal...
An “audience” watches the site-measuring process at the Nyegina library. Courtesy AFH Chicago.
What do a mountain, a nonprofit organization and the Division of Public Administration at NIU all have in common? Kurt Thurmaier. The director of the division in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is planning to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in June. Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a nonprofit organization co-founded by Thurmaier...
Light Up Africa logo
Northern Illinois University’s Team Light Up Africa has been named a finalist for the Tomberg Prize in Environmental Sustainability in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. DSIC connects university students to the people, tools and opportunities they need to change the world. The challenge is part competition and part community. Students compete for cash prizes to...
From left: Sania Merchant, Alia Choudhury, Kenneth C. Chessick (’84), Ellen Chessick, Nareman Abdallah, Jeffrey Brown and Corey Sealy.
Five third-year students from the NIU College of Law have been selected as the first-ever recipients of the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Bridge to the Bar Scholarship. The students are Nareman Abdallah of Rochelle, Jeffrey Brown of Morris, Alia Choudhury of Carol Stream, Sania Merchant of DeKalb and Corey Sealy of Oak Park. Each will...
Chessick Practice Center groundbreaking
Northern Illinois University administrators, coaches, student-athletes and fans honored leadership donors to the Chessick Practice Center (CPC) Saturday during the official groundbreaking ceremony for the facility. The groundbreaking was held at the site of the multi-sport indoor practice facility, which will be built to the north of the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center adjacent to...
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