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Dean DeBiase and Donald Trump
Northern Illinois University College of Business alumnus Dean DeBiase will appear Sunday, April 8, on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The last time DeBiase was connected with “The Apprentice,” he was the one at the head of the table telling contestants, “You’re fired.” That was in 2004, when he and two other alums filled the role...
Somonauk artist Anna Kennedy and her daughter, Sophie, show the painted violin created for Performathon.
The NIU Music Building will resound with music and excitement Saturday, March 10, as the NIU Community School of the Arts presents its 10th Performathon. All funds raised are used for arts scholarships for young people in the community. Featuring around 75 musicians of all ages, the Performathon is the community school’s major fundraising event....
Katelyn Kozinski
The NIU Philharmonic, under the direction of Lucia Matos, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Winners of the School of Music Concerto Competition will be featured. Program highlights include: Soprano Moonja Jeong singing “E strano! … Sempre libera” from LaTraviata; Violinist Katelyn Kozinski playing the...
“When I sing, I have wings. I can fly!” says Moonja Jeong, music major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The gifted international student from Korea has certainly soared at NIU, capturing the community’s heart with her powerful voice and gentle spirit. “Voices that are that musical and that strong inspire everyone else...
Following law school graduation, most students still have one more major hurdle to conquer: passing the bar exam. To help students from the NIU College of Law clear that hurdle, Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick (’84) and his wife Ellen Chessick have created the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Bridge to the Bar Scholarship Fund. “There are students...
Jaymie and Harry Simmon
When they were theater students at NIU, Jaymie and Harry Simmon were more concerned with hitting their marks and memorizing their lines than they were with participating in research. However, thanks to their gift of $25,000, undergraduates participating in the Research Rookies program will have the opportunity to work alongside professors to research everything from potential...
Steve Kalber (center) with members of the marching band at Homecoming.
We all know it takes talent, sweat, and discipline to be an athlete, but have you ever stopped to think that it takes the same mettle to march in the band? Skeptics need only watch junior Zach Haas perform “Let’s Groove Tonight” on his 45-pound sousaphone during a Huskie halftime show to become believers. The...
Dean DuCray (Accountancy ’64, M.S., ’69) and his wife, Brenda, pledge $1 million to accountancy and create a matching program to encourage others to follow suit.
Imagine buying a new Toyota Corolla each year for the next four years. That’s how much it costs to finance a college education today. That’s no surprise to accountancy major Jocelyn Lombardozzi, who pays as much for books each year as her fellow Huskies paid for room, board, tuition and books combined in the ’60s....
Engineers Without Borders
Instead of skiing or sledding down snow-covered slopes, or lounging near swimming pools in warmer climes, a half-dozen NIU students who are members of the organization Engineers Without Borders will spend their holiday break in Nyegina, Tanzania. NIU’s students will get their hands dirty at the Nyegina Secondary School, rebuilding the oven used to cook...
Cindi & Earl Rachowicz
As more students express an interest in participating in the Northern Illinois University Honors Program a recent announcement of a substantial financial gift to the program by two NIU alumni should help foster future opportunities for students engaged in honors studies. Earl and Cindi Rachowicz of Evanston have designated the University Honors Program as the...
Prior to Huskie home football games next season, the NIU Foundation will host “Huddle with the Faculty” to showcase of the outstanding programs, faculty and students at NIU. However, the inaugural “Huddle with the Faculty – Better Living Through Mannequins” will take place Saturday, Oct. 8. Saturday’s showcase features a demonstration of how NIU nursing students use...
Northern Illinois University supporters Dr. Kenneth and Ellen Chessick announced that they are continuing their long legacy of support for the university by donating $3 million to Huskie Athletics to name the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Facility. The gift is the largest ever made to Northern Illinois Athletics and the second-largest given to the...
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