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Students are invited at to the New Hall Swing Space at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, for free pizza and the chance to meet Illinois State Rep. Bob Pritchard. A member of the Illinois General Assembly for 13 years, Pritchard has sat on many committees, including Higher Education and Elementary & Secondary Education Appropriation. The...
Rep. Bob Pritchard and University Honors students
State Rep. Bob Pritchard chatted with University Honors Program students Jan. 20 as a part of his ongoing community outreach conversations over coffee. Over the course of the visit, Pritchard exchanged ideas with students on the topics of paying for college, how to empower students to find jobs after graduation and President Obama’s plan to...
State Pension & Budget Update
Northern Illinois University employees will have an opportunity Wednesday, Nov. 20, to speak with state legislators about the Illinois state pension system. The event takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Legislators planning to attend are Sens. Dave Syverson and as well as Reps. Mike...
ROTC Color Guard at NIU Huskie Football game
Northern Illinois University will celebrate our nation’s heroes Wednesday, Nov. 13, before and during the football game between the NIU Huskies (9-0, 5-0) and Ball State (9-1, 6-0) with a multitude of special activities honoring active and veteran members of the military, firefighters, police and first responders. Kickoff for the Mid-American Conference West Division Showdown...
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NIU’s Operating Staff Council will host the annual StaffFest from 11:15 a.m. to 1::30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Approximately 1,000 operating staff employees will enjoy lunch on the council, which will give away around 185 door prizes. The event also will feature a 50/50 raffle...
Jack Barry
The Northern Illinois University Student Association hosted six state Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning at the Holmes Student Center Sky Room for a news conference to address the issue of college affordability. “The rising cost of a college education is becoming the main obstacle to obtaining a degree,” Student Association President Jack Barry said in a...
State Rep. Robert Pritchard
NIU’s Student Association will welcome several Republicans from the Illinois House of Representatives to campus Wednesday morning. The GOP state lawmakers will conduct a news conference at 10 a.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center to promote a package of bills that aim to provide college affordability options. Legislators include Reps. Bob...
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Just one more week remains in the current legislative session before the Illinois General Assembly adjourns Friday, May 31. At this point, major issues remain unresolved, which is not uncommon given the natural rhythm of the legislative process in Springfield. Kathryn Buettner, NIU vice president of University Relations, was in Springfield this week and delivered...
State Rep. Robert Pritchard
Born Feb. 2, 1945, State Rep. Robert Pritchard, R-Hicnkley, grew up on a farm near Maple Park, Ill. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication at the University of Illinois, where he met his wife, Mary. They married in 1968. She is the associate dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences....
Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.
The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall that evening. His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon and an entourage – Songphol Sukchan, the...
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The 97th General Assembly came to a close late in the afternoon Tuesday, Jan. 8, when both the House of Representatives and the Senate adjourned sine die. The members of the 98th General Assembly were inaugurated at noon Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon will visit the NIU Latino Resource Center Friday, Nov. 16, as part of a statewide tour to promote affordable higher education. Simon, who is Gov. Pat Quinn’s point person on education reform, is urging state, federal and higher education leaders to work together to keep college affordable. Such collaboration could enable ...
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