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NIU President Doug Baker and DeKalb Mayor John Rey
With a relationship spanning 120 years, it is mostly impossible to separate NIU from its home communities of DeKalb and DeKalb County. The university and the municipalities operate not so much as sisters as they are an interrelated social and economic system. Collaborations among organizations and their chief executive officers is teamwork important for the...
Photo of a "Welcome to DeKalb: Huskie Country" road sign
The City of DeKalb has embarked on a multi-year, collaborative, grassroots strategic planning effort. The end results will be a 10-year vision for the city as well as a set of shorter-term specific actions to move toward that vision. To accomplish this, the city is turning to city residents, students, workers and employers to share...
NIU Student Association logo
NIU’s Student Association has created four working groups within the executive branch to focus on the 2013-14 strategic objective of campus engagement. The structure of these working groups is based on four strategic priorities where President Jack Barry believes the Student Association needs to restructure operations. Organizational Outreach making student organizations stronger and creating stronger...
NIU Department of Technology professor David Schroeder works with students.
To meet the needs of a 21st century university education, Provost Raymond Alden has established a committee to begin the process of revising NIU’s General Education Program. Named the General Education Visioning Task Force, the group is comprised of faculty, staff and students who will provide the leadership necessary to critically re-evaluate current general education...
Jordon Mitzelfelt
What does it mean to graduate with honors? Sure, you get a special sash to wear at commencement and an impressive line on your resume
Photo of three professionals collaborating on a report
As the competition for research funding has intensified, institutions such as the University of Michigan, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) have developed specialized service units that help faculty improve the quality of the design, analysis and statistical sections of their grant proposals. Now, thanks to funding...
Students on campus
NIU has completed the first three years of the implementation of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan. Provost Raymond W. Alden has issued a call for proposals to be considered for implementation in FY12 and beyond. Two types of proposals are being sought: Continuation of previously funded initiatives. New initiatives that will function as demonstration projects....
The NIU Foundation invites all faculty and staff from units within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies and Intercollegiate Athletics to apply for the FY2012 Venture Grants Awards. This program focuses support toward the university’s strategic planning initiatives. Grantees will be selected based on their potential...
Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning Annual Report 2010-2011 cover
After a highly successful year, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced that its annual report is now available online. As an outgrowth of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan, OSEEL strives to engage students in their education through service, research and learning. The annual report provides an overview of OSEEL’s unique and...
The NIU Foundation invites all faculty and staff from units within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies and Intercollegiate Athletics to apply for the FY2012 Venture Grants. This program focuses support toward the university’s strategic planning initiatives. Grantees will be selected based on their potential to...
Willie J. Kimmons
NIU College of Education alum Willie J. Kimmons will return to campus Monday, Sept. 27, for a 3 p.m. speech in Altgeld Hall Room 315. Kimmons is the inaugural speaker in the college’s Community Learning Series, presented in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association. He will speak on “The Importance of a Quality Education: Life and...
The NIU Foundation is calling for proposals for its annual Venture Grants, to be awarded in December.  The NIU Foundation Venture Grant program will focus support toward the university’s strategic planning initiatives. Grantees will be selected based on their potential to advance two of the plan’s major imperatives. The strategic imperatives previously chosen for the FY2010...