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An NIU Honors student looks for a book at Founders Memorial Library.
Bolstered by a set of new recruitment efforts, Vision 2020 initiatives and the new Honors House that will open in August, the Northern Illinois University Honors Program is building major momentum heading into the 2012-13 academic year. University Honors’ May graduating class will be a record setter at 166 students, compared to 104 in 2011,...
David Stone and Dara Little
Two administrators in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies have new responsibilities. David Stone, who remains associate vice president for research, has added administrative responsibility for the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity and support of research operations. Dara Little has become director of the Office of Sponsored Projects. “The Division of Research and...
Carolinda Douglass
Carolinda Douglass describes herself as a planner “by nature and by training.” It’s a skill that will come in mighty handy in the months and years to come. A veteran NIU administrator with a diverse background and special strengths in assessment, Douglass has been tapped to become the university’s new vice provost for academic planning...
Faculty interested in finding ways to make large introductory classes more interactive and engaging are invited to attend one of two informational sessions next week for the Course Transformation Project. Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Lowden Hall 304, and at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Altgeld Hall 203....
Manel Porta (on screen) teaches a lesson to recent NIU School of Music alumna Katelyn Kozinski via Internet 2.
NIU’s School of Music continues to provide a unique learning opportunity for its students. Third-year tuba performance major Kurt Bonamer recently had the opportunity to receive a private lesson from Dennis Askew, a professor in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bonamer took the lesson in...
Photo of a pen and a blue ink check mark in the first of three boxes
The Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning is encouraging student participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement. NIU students with either freshman or senior standing are asked to participate in this survey as it plays an important role in shaping future student engagement experiences at Northern Illinois University. As NIU embarks in the...
Jaymie and Harry Simmon
When they were theater students at NIU, Jaymie and Harry Simmon were more concerned with hitting their marks and memorizing their lines than they were with participating in research. However, thanks to their gift of $25,000, undergraduates participating in the Research Rookies program will have the opportunity to work alongside professors to research everything from potential...
NIU President John G. Peters today unveiled a new Vision 2020 Initiative website that allows faculty, staff, students and the public to follow progress made toward  university goals in a wide range of areas, including student success, student recruitment, academic enrichment and faculty research. “This website holds us accountable, because as time goes by, one...
Photo of an autumn campus tour at NIU
Attendance soared 25 percent at NIU’s open house in October. The rise in turnout suggests there is increased interest in the school and its vision to be the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest and to grow enrollment to 30,000 by 2020. President John Peters this fall announced his ambitious plan to boost...
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....
NIU President John G. Peters
President John G. Peters charted Northern Illinois University’s course toward the future today, calling for enrollment growth to 30,000 by 2020, attracting more high-performing students and increasing the university’s dedication to hands-on learning that prepares students to be leaders after college. Those were among the highlights of Peters’ 12th State of the University address, which...
Northern Illinois University has named Bill Nicklas as the university’s new associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability, President John G. Peters announced today. Nicklas, who currently serves as city manager for the City of Sycamore, will guide the university’s institutional planning efforts and oversee community-based strategic and economic development initiatives in his new...
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