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Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff are winners of the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Each is an ambassador for the university in their own unique way, but all work to innovatively and professionally ensure the success of their departments, building programs and the campus as a whole. These SPS Presidential Award recipients play...
Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been selected as honorees of the 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Their contributions to NIU and the community have been innovative and influential—both enhancing NIU’s reputation and their own. Receiving presidential recognition for their work illustrates the vital role SPS have on building programs, improving operations...
Do you ever wonder how you can have a voice in what is going on at NIU? Our shared governance system is a great way to share ideas, get a broader understanding of the university and be an agent of positive change. There are shared governance councils for each stakeholder group at NIU: Faculty Senate,...
Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to NIU were honored at a luncheon and program in the Holmes Student Center on Wednesday, April 19. “One of the main things that motivates me to come to work every day is the incredible people I get...
The depth and scope of contributions to NIU and the community by the four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff selected as honorees of this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence span all facets of the university’s operations and demonstrate deep ties to the community as well. Recipients are: Karen Baker, associate vice president for Administration...
The Supportive Professional Staff Council (SPSC) is requesting nominations for five Supportive Professional Staff awards. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university in special fields of expertise. All supportive professional staff are eligible, provided they are at least 50 percent time and do not hold rank or tenure. An individual...
If members of the Supportive Professional Staff were being graded, Greg Barker has earned an “A.” The NIU director of Testing Services and Academic Affairs Research Support is as passionate about testing as he is about being a Huskie. Barker started at NIU as an undergraduate student in 1989 and, after earning a bachelor’s degree...
NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council will show its appreciation and support of students with words of encouragement and smiles to help them through their last few weeks of the spring semester. SPS members will hand out cookies and bags of chips from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, in...
Daphne Voorhis (center) embraces her parents, Phil and Jana.
Daphne Voorhis grew up in DeKalb. Her parents, Phil and Jana, both work in NIU Intercollegiate Athletics. The athletic training room in the Convocation Center even became “a magical playroom” where she and her sisters would dress the skeleton, help to fill ice packs and learn the best way to wrap sore or injured ankles....
Top: Gregory P. Barker and Melissa Burlingame Bottom: William C. McCoy and Mark McGowan
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. Recipients are Gregory P. Barker, director of Testing Services and Academic Affairs Research Support; Melissa Burlingame, current research associate in the Center for Governmental Studies and former program coordinator for the Institute for the Study of...
NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council will host a Staff Leadership Workshop series this spring. All staff, regardless of designation, are invited to participate and bring their own lunches. Workshops will be held in the Holmes Student Center Regency Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 “What Canadian Geese and Leaders Have in...
Supportive Professional Staff Council President Steve Builta listens to NIU President Doug Baker’s comments during a September council meeting.
NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council represents the interests and concerns of the more than 800 SPS personnel on campus as part of the university’s shared governance system. The council, which meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Thursday of each month, is composed of 24 representatives and 24 alternates who are elected by their...
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