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NIU President John G. Peters
Most NIU employees will receive a 2.5 percent salary increment in the March 30 payroll, thanks to a March 1 vote of the Board of Trustees. The modest base increment is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. Employees at the higher end of the salary curve will receive less than 2.5 percent. This month’s boost in...
Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
In Springfield … Friday, March 9, was the deadline to get substantive bills reported out of committees in the chamber of origin, so it was a very busy week. On March 6, House Bill 5745, sponsored by Rep. Brandon Phelps, passed out of the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee. This bill would allow for concealed-carry in...
John G. Peters
NIU will host a town hall-style meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. At that meeting, NIU President John G. Peters and Steve Cunningham, vice president for Administration and Human Resources, will present an overview of the current situation including a brief history, implications for SURS and...
NIU President John Peters honors former Trustee Manny Sanchez during the March 1 board meeting.
Manny Sanchez, one of the founding members of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, said an emotional farewell to the board Thursday, saying that while his title at the university had changed, his pride in the institution had not. “I am ending my status as a trustee at NIU, but not my status as...
John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters emailed this message to the campus Wednesday, Feb. 29. Colleagues, As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with timely information regarding proposed changes to our pension plans, the university will host a town hall-style meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the...
NIU Remembers: A Day of Reflection
NIU President John G. Peters offered these words today at the 3 p.m. Presentation of Memorial Wreaths: We gather today to honor the lives of five students, mark the beginning of a new chapter and demonstrate the resilience and character of our university. Listen and remember as I say the names of our cherished “five”...
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Make plans to attend the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration held in historic and beautiful Altgeld Hall. President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters invite the entire community to this  complimentary event to enjoy a fun celebration of the holiday season. This family-oriented event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, as...
NIU President John G. Peters today unveiled a new Vision 2020 Initiative website that allows faculty, staff, students and the public to follow progress made toward  university goals in a wide range of areas, including student success, student recruitment, academic enrichment and faculty research. “This website holds us accountable, because as time goes by, one...
Join your colleagues for the annual holiday luncheon hosted by President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters. This complimentary luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, call (815) 753-1999 or email [email protected]
John G. Peters
NIU President John Peters joined other university presidents and chancellors from around the state Thursday in signing a letter sent to Gov. Pat Quinn that outlines their objections to proposed changes in the state pension system. “Senate Bill 512, backed by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, is but one approach. As...
Photo of an autumn campus tour at NIU
Attendance soared 25 percent at NIU’s open house in October. The rise in turnout suggests there is increased interest in the school and its vision to be the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest and to grow enrollment to 30,000 by 2020. President John Peters this fall announced his ambitious plan to boost...
NIU President John G. Peters
The 18-member NCAA Division I Board of Directors adopted a package of proposals Thursday that toughen academic standards and provide increased academic and economic support to student-athletes. Northern Illinois University President John Peters, who represents the Mid-American Conference on the board, said the reforms will give conferences the option of adding more money to scholarship...
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