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Christine LoFaso: “Fifty Knots.” Linen cord, clay slip, installation detail.
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and the Office of the President are celebrating NIU’s artistry and talent from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at a public reception in Altgeld Hall. Visitors will see recent work by faculty and teaching staff from the NIU School of Art and Design exhibited at the Art...
NIU-Rockford
America doesn’t make things anymore. We’ve all heard that sadly common complaint, and maybe we’ve thought it true. But, I’m happy to say, the naysayers who spread that idea are entirely wrong. Proof that our country is still working – still dreaming, still brainstorming, still building, still creating the kinds of jobs that forge a...
NIU President Doug Baker
The ongoing standoff over the state budget has raised concerns about the status of the state’s public colleges and universities. Let me assure you that no matter what you have heard or read, NIU will be open
Where were you in 1965? If you were here on our DeKalb campus that fall, you probably were celebrating the dedication of Huskie Stadium and screaming through the first football game played – and, yes, the first NIU victory recorded – there. You probably cheered as Homecoming Queen Sue Corrao waved at you from her...
Altgeld Hall in winter
Take advantage of the opportunity to be one of four artists who have their work featured on the official NIU President’s Holiday Card for 2015. Each year, President Baker selects artwork to showcase the incredible talent that NIU students possess. The competition in past years has proven impressive. Submit your original artwork online by Sunday,...
NIU Career Fairs-Spring 2015
When I was a college student, I had a number of jobs. I worked for a lumber company. I was a roughneck on an oil rig near the intersection of Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. I worked in a sugar factory and a center pivot irrigation plant. These weren’t exactly internships – but these jobs taught...
NIU President Doug Baker
Last night our community was tested by a cruel hoax. The bomb threat, which temporarily shut down campus, was one of several this week made against colleges and universities in the region. It resulted in a great deal of inconvenience and frustration for our entire university community. In light of those events, I want to...
NIU President Doug Baker
NIU employees who want to salute their outstanding colleagues now have an easy – and highly visible – way to do so. “Applaud a Colleague,” a new feature on the NIU Today website, allows employees to anonymously hail those people whose work might otherwise go unacknowledged. Recipients of the online kudos will receive emails informing...
Photo of an NIU flag
More than 20 years after the approval of the federal Violence Against Women Act, the mission to protect women of all ages from sexual assault remains a visible priority at the highest levels of our government. During the spring of 2014, the newly established White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued...
Jonathan Furr, director of the NIU Office of Education System Innovation, provided an updated on state policy.
People across Illinois continue to look toward Springfield in the hopes of a resolution to the long budget stalemate that has created considerable worry for many state-funded institutions and initiatives. NIU is working with faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to make the case for higher education and its critical role in helping the state...
NIU police cars
To the university community: I am certain that all members of the NIU community share my frustration and anger over the incident that took place at an off campus party in the early morning hours of Sunday. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our foremost concern. We are committed to doing whatever...
Altgeld Hall
Faculty excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, artistry and engagement will be recognized in a bigger way beginning this year, as revisions to the Presidential Professorships are enacted. Base salary increments for the awards have been increased from $2,000 to $5,000, and colleges will receive $4,000 to help cover the costs associated with a semester’s release...
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