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Steven Howell (associate professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education), Vijaykumar Krishnan Palghat (associate professor and chair of Marketing) and Alicia Schatteman (associate professor of Public and Global Affairs) have been selected as Program Fellows to participate in the second year of the Mid-American Conference’s (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program. The goal of the MAC Academic...
U.S. News & World Report has named NIU’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program among the top five in the nation in the specialty field of local government management. NIU’s perennially ranked program—which produces about one-third of city managers in Illinois—jumped up two notches to No. 4 in the rankings, tied with the University of...
Professor Kurt Thurmaier knows first-hand that engagement benefits not only students, but also the public sector. That’s why his colleagues from the Department of Public Administration nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Learning through engagement with the subject in an active way is...
As news media try to sort through a host of complicated topics, they have been turning to NIU faculty for answers. Over the past two weeks, NIU experts were featured in print, online and on Chicago radio and television. Alicia Schatteman, an associate professor of nonprofit management in the School of Public and Global Affairs,...
Robert Mudida, associate professor of political economy and director of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, will give a presentation on “The Role of Higher Education Collaboration in the Economic Diplomacy of African States,” from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student...
Kurt Thurmaier
NIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program once again received top marks in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools. The MPA program was ranked sixth in the nation in the specialty field of city management and urban policy and tied for 14th in the nation with Harvard in the field...
If actions speak louder than words, Kurt Thurmaier is sending a message loud and clear. The NIU Presidential Engagement Professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration, School of Public and Global Affairs, successfully completed his second trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, on Jan. 30. Thurmaier’s efforts were on...
Roy Norton
Roy Norton, Chicago-based Consul General of Canada, will speak at Northern Illinois University at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Room 227 of Barsema Hall in conjunction with International Education Week. For students entering careers in a global economy, an understanding of international trade and the relationship between the United States and Canada might be...
Michele Wucker
An executive with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will speak at Northern Illinois University later this month to celebrate the creation of the School of Public and Global Affairs. Michele Wucker, vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, will present “Belonging to Global Chicago: Reflections on Being a Citizen of...
Peter Austin
NIU alumnus Peter Austin (M.P.A. ’94) will receive the prestigious Donald C. Stone Practitioner Award from the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at its March conference in Chicago. Austin is the county administrator of McHenry County, Ill. According to his nominator, Kurt Thurmaier – chair of the NIU...