Tag: Top 25 of 2013
For those who thought 2012 was busy, 2013 somehow stepped it up. The campus said “hello” to a new president – as well as a trio of new top-level administrators – while bidding “farewell” to a longtime leader. Students and alums labored boldly toward, and achieved, the shared aspiration of career success. Quarterback Jordan Lynch, who made...
Douglas D. Baker – an award-winning professor of business, proven high-level administrator and scholar of management and leadership in higher education – was named the 12th president of Northern Illinois University.
In an increasingly competitive market for college students, NIU received more than 18,000 freshman applications for fall 2013 recruitment by March.
Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU in November received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development.
NIU’s football team, guided by first-year head coach Rod Carey and Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch, tore through the 2013 football season without a loss.
The 1,300 NIU students who took the Orange Bowl Student Fan Bus trip began arriving back in DeKalb shortly before noon Thursday, still glowing from an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.
One president. Thirteen years. Seventy-two thousand degrees conferred. This is the legacy of former NIU President John G. Peters.
In January, a team of scientists that includes Northern Illinois University researchers successfully drilled through the overlying Antarctic ice sheet and sampled directly the waters and sediments of Subglacial Lake Whillans.
NIU welcomed several new employees in 2013, including President Doug Baker, who made some significant hires of his own.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced in September that NIU was chosen to receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes.
In June, an international team of paleontologists that included Northern Illinois University anthropologist Dan Gebo announced the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling primate dating back 55 million years.