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College of Ed, Rockford Public Schools plan announcement of new Leadership Academy

The NIU College of Education (COE) and Rockford Public School District 205 will celebrate the opening of the Rockford Leadership Academy during a Wednesday, Jan. 30, kickoff event. Developed to enhance leadership skills among the district’s 100 principals and assistant principals, the

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First-year engineering students present design at EIGERlab competition, bring back top prize

One year ago, as Sean Dwyer celebrated a few days off from his NIU classes during the Thanksgiving holiday, the first-year student in the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology got to work. It wasn’t finishing the leftover turkey, braving the Black

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Rockford-area workforce development group seeks federal funds to advance manufacturing

A Rockford education, industry and workforce development collaborative has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive $2.1 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant focusing on the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This follows the collaborative’s successful proposal in 2011, which

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Laura Gallagher, an NIU student and intern at Hamilton-Sundstrand in Rockford, is interviewed by WTVO-Channel 17 reporter Bob Ryder after the news conference.

NIU joins Rockford leaders in effort to boost pipeline of local aerospace talent, good jobs

NIU is joining an effort to help maintain the Rockford region’s status as one of the leading aerospace clustersin the country. Representatives from NIU and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology joined Rockford-area leaders today to announce a new, community-based initiative

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