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Charles Howell
Charles Howell, chair of the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations in the NIU College of Education, is retiring. Howell, a former K-12 teacher in Maine and Georgia who began his higher education career in 1986 at Syracuse University, came to NIU in 2007. During his time at NIU, Howell oversaw the creation of...
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The Associated Press is reporting today that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn “has signed a law that ends free health care for state retirees and requires them all to contribute to the cost of health care, based on their ability to pay.” Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax begins its coverage this way: “We still don’t know how...
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Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) introduced HB 4996  to curb the current practice of Illinois’ public universities rehiring annuitants to work while drawing a pension. This bill passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, and the governor is expected to sign the bill over the summer. Biss, who has been actively involved in various efforts...
Debra Hopkins
Debra Hopkins, director of the NIU CPA Review, will retire at the end of this month after 27 years of service. Hopkins, a key faculty member of the CPA Review since 1988, has led the highly acclaimed program since July 1991. A CPA and certified internal auditor, she chaired the Illinois CPA Society Audit and...
Julia Fauci
Julia Fauci, design and production manager for the Northern Illinois University Press, will retire at the end of the month. A reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Law Library Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. A presentation will begin at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome....
A stripped-down pension reform package absent a controversial cost-shifting provision that would have transferred responsibility for payments of normal costs of pension benefits from the state to employers (universities, school districts and community colleges) passed the House Personnel and Pension Committee for consideration by the full House Thursday. Pension reform legislation stalled yesterday due to...
A pension reform plan with significant implications for existing and retired state and university employees passed the House Personnel & Pensions Committee late this morning on a 6-3 vote. It now moves to the full House for consideration, possibly later today. Live video and audio is available. Briefly, SB 1673, House Amendment #3, shifts normal...
A pension reform plan outlined Thursday by House Speaker Michael Madigan would shift costs to universities, reduce cost-of-living-adjustments in retirement and offer a choice between accepting the lesser, Tier II cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) with access to the state’s retiree health care plan or maintaining the current COLA with a freeze on pay raises counting toward future...
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In Springfield … With only three weeks left before the scheduled May 31 adjournment of the Illinois General Assembly, there are three major issues still unresolved: the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, pension stabilization and Medicaid reform. FY2013 Budget The House Higher Education Appropriations Committee has been meeting frequently over the past several weeks to determine how...
Pam Tyska
Supporters of NIU women’s golf can give to the Huskies and say goodbye to its longtime head coach as the team hosts a weekend of festivities. The weekend begins on Saturday, May 19, with a retirement dinner at Kishwaukee Country Club for NIU head coach Pam Tyska, who is retiring after 26 years of service...
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Presidents and chancellors of public universities in the State of Illinois sent letters Thursday, May 3, to Gov. Pat Quinn as well as Illinois General Assembly leaders Michael Madigan, John Cullerton, Christine Radogno and Tom Cross. The letters outlined a statement of 10 objectives for stabilization of the State Universities Retirement System that is fair...
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A retirement specialist from the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will visit the Holmes Student Center from Tuesday, May 15, to Thursday, May 17, to meet with individual employees to discuss retirement estimates. SURS individual counseling eligibility guidelines and procedures can be reviewed online. SURS will schedule appointments on a “first-come, first-served” basis. SURS will...
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