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Anne Kaplan
Anne Kaplan, vice president of Outreach, Engagement, and Information Technologies at NIU, was presented with the Richard Peterson Award during a honors luncheon hosted by Econ Illinois. The Peterson Award was established in 2000 by the Econ Illinois Executive Committee in memory of Richard S. Peterson, former chair of of the Econ Illinois Board of...
Katrina Caldwell
Setting the direction for a successful university diversity program is nothing new for Northern Illinois University’s new assistant vice president for diversity and equity, Katrina Myers Caldwell. After all, the 2012 Who’s Who in Black Chicago honoree has a track record of successful strategic planning and implementation of diversity programs at Chicago-area higher education institutions...
STEM Night at Still Middle School
Advancing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries has become a central focus for NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. NIU chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a STEM night at Still Middle School in Naperville. Suma Rajashankar, faculty adviser for...
Lori Berkes-Nelson
Lori Berkes-Nelson has been named executive director of the NIU-based Illinois Council on Economic Education, doing business as Econ Illinois. She replaces outgoing director Joanne Dempsey, who is retiring after leading the not-for-profit group for 17 years. “I’ll work to build on the successes Joanne has brought to the organization,” Berkes-Nelson said. “She should be...
CEET job fair
For the second consecutive year, the NIU College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) celebrated National Engineers Week with events for all ages. The theme for the 2012 Engineers Week was based on the projected world population of 7 billion people. With that many citizens, the many challenges facing our world requires immediate engineering solutions....
The NIU Professional HR Management Certification Programs have been recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 20” SHRM programs for the past five years. Recognition is based on enrollments and pass rates of course participants that successfully complete the rigorous professional examinations required for awarding the prestigious Professional Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional Human...
Book cover of "Back of the Bus," illustrated by Floyd Cooper
NIU’s College of Education will host its 32nd annual Children’s Literature Conference Friday, March 16. This year’s theme is “The Right Book for the Right Reader.” All sessions take place in the Holmes Student Center, beginning with the 8:15 a.m. welcome. Registration and a continental breakfast are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Featured speakers are author/illustrator...
As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out over the festival floor’s hundreds of hands-on exhibits and threw out her arms...
Celebrate 60! 1951-2011 logo
The Great Recession of 2008 lingers on, with daily reminders that our economy is a fragile entity which we ignore at our own peril. Yet the study of economics and the basic principles of financial literacy remain on the periphery of public education at all levels. For 60 years, NIU-housed organization Econ Illinois has worked...
Photo of an NIU student conducting research in a lab.
This is the fourth in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. The Vision 2020 Working Group on Regional Impact, Outreach, Engagement and Graduate Education has issued a report offering detailed recommendations regarding ways that NIU can capitalize on its geographic location and increase enrollment in graduate...
NIU President John G. Peters looks over construction plans with officials from Illinois Valley Community College.
NIU’s collaboration with community colleges is the topic of a lunchtime conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center. Speakers from NIU colleges, centers and offices will share information about the many NIU initiatives now under way with community colleges across the region. Representatives...
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology had a busy week.  In celebration of national Engineers Week, CEET organized a series of events that brought 200 middle and high school students from 10 schools in the northern Illinois region and included a trivia competition and banquet for CEET students.  The halls of the Engineering Building were...
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