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NIU President Doug Baker
This past weekend, it was my honor to welcome approximately 1,800 students to the ranks of our alumni as they move on to their careers, continue graduate studies or find other personal successes in life. Commencement is not only a time for our student-graduates to reflect on those moments at NIU that have transformed them...
NIU President Doug Baker
We’ve recently begun a strategic effort to build a strong foundation for maintaining and improving the quality of academic and administrative programs across NIU by assuring that our programs reflect our institutional mission and strategic goals. The process, commonly referred to as “program prioritization,” already has taken place at many campuses across the United States....
NIU President Doug Baker
As the Northern Illinois University football team prepares for another appearance on the national stage in the MAC Football Championship in Detroit, NIU’s leadership in academic and student initiatives is also on display this week on a national scale. On Wednesday, we announced the findings of our Presidential Task Force on the Violence Against Women...
NIU President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover
The President’s Annual Holiday Luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover will host a festive and complimentary lunch for all faculty, staff, students and community members. For more information, call (815)...
NIU President Doug Baker
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends. We pause to reflect upon that for which we are most thankful. NIU students, faculty and staff have worked hard this year, and hopefully each of us is realizing the fruits of that labor. The NIU community is like a family, teaching and learning...
Kristina Elmore’s “Huskie’s Holiday”
Kristina Elmore, a sophomore time arts/animation major from Kirkland, is the winner of the 2014 President’s Holiday Card Contest. Her card, “Huskie’s Holiday,” is among four that will serve this year as NIU President Doug Baker’s official holiday card, which is mailed to colleagues and constituents throughout Illinois and across the country. “My motto is,...
Doug Baker
I had the distinct honor of attending several events Tuesday that acknowledged the many veterans who have and who continue to protect the freedoms we enjoy in our nation. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. Another reason for celebration is that the NIU Veterans Association is marking its 60th anniversary this...
NIU President Doug Baker
It is no secret that for more than a decade, cuts in state higher education funding have led to an increasing dependence on student dollars to finance university enterprises across the country, and Illinois has been no exception. During that time, college tuition and fee costs have increased 40 percent more than the average, according...
Douglas D. Baker and Dana L. Stover
Save the date! The President’s Annual Holiday Luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover will host a festive and complimentary lunch for all faculty, staff, students and community members. For more...
NIU President Doug Baker
This week, we say a very fond farewell to Bill Nicklas, who has served with great distinction in a variety of capacities at NIU over the past several years. As vice president of Operations and Community Relations, Bill has lent his unique set of talents and his broad background to a wide variety of management...
NIU President Doug Baker
A new college rating system recently introduced compares higher education institutions according to how well they advance students of need through graduation into good careers. Northern Illinois University is ranked 30th among 539 institutions nationally on the Social Mobility Index (SMI), which compares the effectiveness of colleges and universities in accomplishing this objective. At NIU,...
NIU President Doug Baker
This weekend, thousands will converge on NIU’s main DeKalb campus. And I’m not speaking of fans coming for the football game. I am talking about the fifth annual STEMfest, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center. Hosted by NIU STEM Outreach and NIU’s P-20 Center, STEMfest features exhibits from...
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