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Peter Austin
NIU alumnus Peter Austin (M.P.A. ’94) will receive the prestigious Donald C. Stone Practitioner Award from the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at its March conference in Chicago. Austin is the county administrator of McHenry County, Ill. According to his nominator, Kurt Thurmaier – chair of the NIU...
An NIU study abroad trip to Tanzania brought together 10 students from various programs to unite for one cause while also enriching their own individual interests. For four weeks this past summer, the study abroad group explored the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries, specifically in Nyegina, Tanzania. The program is part of...
Samantha Brunell
NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies recently added a new service to its portfolio of offerings for local governments and businesses: popular news aggregator LocalGovNews. Center staff now are busy making plans to expand the service’s reach and scope. “Our mission is to build the capacity of local government, and there is no better way to...
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NIU’s acclaimed Master of Public Administration Program and its Center for Governmental Studies are collaborating with HR Green, Inc., a leading national provider of governmental services, to improve alternative service delivery in local government. Alternative service delivery is a promising strategy for municipalities that wish to maintain service levels and quality but are faced with...
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NIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program once again received top marks in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools. The MPA program was ranked fifth in the nation in the specialty field of city management and urban policy and 12th in the field of public finance and budgeting. Those rankings...
The Division of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University has long played a major role in advancing statewide and national good-government movements. Now it’s becoming a player on the global stage, with the latest development getting a boost from alumnus Obuya Bagaka. In 2009, Bagaka earned his Ph.D. in political science at NIU, specializing in...