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Supporting undocumented student success on college campuses has emerged as a complex issue of increasing importance. This growing population of college students faces unique challenges each day – challenges such as the struggle to fund their education in the absence of federal or state financial aid including work study, the stigma of not having a Social...
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Presidents and chancellors at public universities and colleges across the state reached an agreement in principal with House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House leaders Thursday for public universities to assume the employer share of employee pension costs beginning in FY2015. The hope is that Thursday’s agreement might help break up the logjam in Springfield...
NIU President John G. Peters shakes hands with Grace Reynolds after she received her diploma May 11, 2013
One president. Thirteen years. Seventy-two thousand degrees conferred. This is the legacy of Northern Illinois University President John G. Peters. On Friday and Saturday, Peters presided over commencement activities for the last time, including a Friday evening Graduate School ceremony and three separate events on Saturday. “Commencements are so important. They are the culmination of...
NIU President John G. Peters
Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you today to update you with some very important information relative to the very fluid pension debate in the General Assembly in Springfield. Thursday afternoon, the Illinois Senate approved an amended version of Senate Bill 2404, a union-backed proposal sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton that offers Tier I...
President John Peters and his granddaughter watch the video in his honor during Monday’s farewell reception.
Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and community members gathered near Northern Illinois University’s East Lagoon Monday afternoon to celebrate the presidency of John G. Peters.
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NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to Layli Miller-Muro, founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Miller-Muro will receive her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the NIU Convocation Center. An alumna of the American University Washington College of Law,...
After 13 years of dedicated service, President John G. Peters will step aside as president of Northern Illinois University. To note the occasion, a farewell celebration called “Honoring the Legacy – A Communiversity Farewell to John Peters” will be held outdoors near the East Lagoon and the Davis Hall Fountain from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday,...
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NIU President John G. Peters invites the entire university community to join him in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award. A reception in their honor is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 22,...
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The successful implementation of several key recruitment tactics, data-driven decision making, collaborative efforts with Academic Affairs, increased strategic marketing led by University Relations and early planning have resulted in more than 18,000 freshman applications for fall 2013 recruitment to date. In the enrollment management “funnel” – where the top of the funnel represents all prospective...
NIU President John G. Peters
NIU President John Peters led a ceremony this afternoon to mark the fifth anniversary of the Feb. 14, 2008, tragedy inside Cole Hall. Below are his remarks. By most measures, five years is a fleetingly brief time. On a college campus, however, that span approximates a generation. So it is that as we come together today,...
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Join your colleagues for good food and good cheer at the annual holiday luncheon hosted by President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters. This complimentary luncheon for faculty, staff and annuitants will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Attend this complimentary...
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Northern Illinois University President John G. Peters updated the university community Tuesday, Nov. 20, regarding NIU’s response to recent events and offered holiday greetings for the Thanksgiving weekend.
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