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Shannon McCarragher
Shannon McCarragher is in a class of her own – literally. Last month, the NIU doctoral student successfully completed her degree requirements and became the first Ph.D. graduate of the Department of Geography. “It’s the culmination of an educational goal that I set for myself about 10 years ago as an undergraduate, so it feels...
New campus signage is installed outside the North Towers of Stevenson Residence Hall.
All signs indicate that things are looking up at NIU. During the month of June, several departments collaborated to vastly improve signage on campus buildings so that students and visitors know where to go and how to get there efficiently. “Not only do the exterior building signs provide a fresh, contemporary look to our grounds,...
Northern Illinois University announced the selection of Vernese Edghill-Walden, current City Colleges of Chicago provost and chief academic officer, as the senior associate vice president for academic diversity and chief diversity officer. Edghill-Walden is the first to hold this position, which reports to both the president and the executive vice president and provost and is...
It’s not surprising that Roger Kalisiak can relate to his students. As a teacher, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame member and Huskie alumnus, he understands what his students need to be successful. “Having gone through what students are going through and taking those classes, you know what the expectation is,” said Kalisiak, who...
Recently NPR ran a rather interesting competition of man versus machine. This 21st century version of the John Henry legend pit NPR reporter Scott Horsely against Automated Insights’ Wordsmith, an algorithm designed to assemble original news stories by accessing data residing in the cloud. What this little experiment demonstrated is not what you might expect....
Current and prospective Northern Illinois University students, alumni and fans converged on U.S. Cellular field Wednesday evening, June 17, for NIU Night with the White Sox, as the Sox played host to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first 1,500 fans who purchased their tickets through the NIU web link received a co-branded White Sox and NIU baseball...
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Many people work behind the scenes to make sure Northern Illinois University is front and center. That’s the case for NIU’s Office of Media and Public Relations. “We want to raise the profile of the university and make people realize that NIU is involved in some very important and exciting research, teaching and artistry,” said...
Fresh off of the May 29 crowning Rockford’s Auburn High School as champions of the inaugural Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl, the program is being renewed for three more years. WTVO Channel 17 and WQRF FOX 39 along with Bergstrom, Inc. have committed to the popular half-hour television show through the 2018 school year. It also...
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“From Theory to Action: ‘Good Enough’ Digital Preservation Solutions for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions” is the recipient of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the SAA Annual Meeting in Cleveland, scheduled from Aug. 16 to 22. Established in 1993, this...
Brian W. Caputo
The Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) has announced the appointment of NIU alumnus Brian W. Caputo, chief financial officer and city treasurer of the City of Aurora, to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Caputo holds two NIU degrees: a master of public administration degree and a Ph.D. in political science...
The Northern Illinois University Supermileage Team finished third in the world at the SAE Supermileage Competition at the Eaton Corporation Proving Grounds in Marshall, Mich., just missing out on a second place finish and the top spot in the United States. “Last year at Shell, we scored a team personal record, but then went to...
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The NIU community is mourning the loss of two prominent retired faculty members, each of whom left an indelible mark on the university. Rodney Angotti, former chair of computer science, died June 6, in DeKalb. Clyde Kimball, a distinguished research professor of physics, died June 3, in Corvallis, Ore. “Rod and Clyde were powerful forces,...
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