U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

NIU, Rockford poised to lead ‘renaissance of American manufacturing’

NIU’s deep commitment to strengthening the Rockford economy vaulted into a national spotlight Monday with the announcement that the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will locate its first chapter in the city. Called a “momentous day in the history of Rockford”

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Rena Cotsones

NIU participates in effort to win federal funding to strengthen aerospace industry in Rockford

Seven area groups collaborated and applied for a federal grant that could significantly strengthen the region’s aerospace industry. The announcement was made Tuesday at the NIU-Rockford campus. Promod Vohra, dean of the NIU College of Engineering & Engineering Technology, also spoke at

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Thomas Armstrong

Educational consultant Thomas Armstrong will address ‘best schools’ at NIU-Rockford seminar

Thomas Armstrong, a visionary and award-winning author and speaker with more than 35 years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level, will present a program on “The Best Schools” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at NIU-Rockford. Armstrong is the author of 14 books on

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