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Tag: Top 14 of 2014
Telepressure!
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 1 Everyone with mobile devices connected to their places of employment read something in November worth showing the boss. NIU psychology researchers published their study on “workplace telepressure,” a term they coined to...
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 2 One of NIU’s most-dilapidated buildings – its rehabilitation deemed a top priority on campus for nearly two decades – finally turned a major corner in September. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined NIU...
Lisa Freeman
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 3 Lisa Freeman, who joined NIU in 2010 as the vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, was in May appointed executive vice president and provost. “As the search progressed, it became clear...
Logo of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 4 In February, NIU announced a developing role in a planned $320 million Digital Lab for Manufacturing unveiled by President Obama at the White House. Planned for Goose Island in Chicago, the Digital...
U.S. News & World Report badge: Best Online Programs Grad Education 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 5 NIU is the best place in the nation to earn online master’s degrees in education. So said U.S. News and World Report, which in January released its third annual rankings of online...
Dan Gebo
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 6 Dan Gebo, who has won every award that NIU has to offer for great teaching and research, earned even greater recognition in 2014. One week before Thanksgiving, Gebo was named the 2014...
Proposal for Lucinda Avenue
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 7 NIU’s mission to improve the student experience through re-envisioning the campus gained critical support in the early spring. Members of the Board of Trustees voted 7-1 March 27 to extend Lucinda Avenue west...
Boca Raton Bowl logo
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 8 Quarterback Drew Hare and the NIU Huskies, champions of the Mid-American Conference for the third time in the last four years, will meet Conference USA champion Marshall Thundering Herd in TONIGHT’s inaugural...
PLUS report cover
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 9 NIU’s PLUS Task Force presented a draft report of Progressing Learning in Undergraduate Studies this fall. This report describes an enhanced program of baccalaureate studies at Northern Illinois University – one of...
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 10 NIU signed innovative reverse transfer agreements in 2014 with Kishwaukee College, Rock Valley College and the College of Lake County. The agreements allow eligible NIU students who transferred without associate’s degrees to...
A photo of penguins
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 11 The coastline, or grounding zone, where the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet atop land meets the Ross Sea, is considered an important piece of the puzzle for scientists working to predict the...
As 2014 draws to a close, NIU Today offers a look back at 14 of the top stories from the year. No. 12 A high profile experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is already proving to be a boon for Northern Illinois University students in physics and engineering. On Saturday, July 26, Fermilab moved a...
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