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NIU President John G. Peters will deliver his annual State of the University Address at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Altgeld Hall auditorium. President Peters will speak about the Vision 2020 Initiative. The speech is open to the public, and will be streamed live here at NIU Today. University release time policies pertain...
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This is the last in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. Colleagues, Today I am pleased to announce that the sixth and final Vision 2020 Working Group report is available online for review and comment. This report, from the Sustainability Working Group, focuses on what Northern...
NIU students chat near Altgeld Hall
Returning students will be met with a number of changes on campus this fall, including the change of the name of the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning (TLRN) to the Department of Special and Early Education (SEED). Along with the name change, the College of Education has realigned programs within three departments:...
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This is the sixth and final in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. The Vision 2020 Student Experience Working Group was asked to analyze campus life outside of the classroom for NIU students and suggest ways to improve those aspects of the NIU experience. The 12-member...
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This is the fifth in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. The Vision 2020 Working Group on Faculty Work, Excellence and Rewards has outlined a set of recommendations aimed at improving faculty salaries and diversity and how to increase technology transfer and sponsored research activity. The 12-member...
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    This is the third in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. The Vision 2020 Student Recruitment, Retention and Success Working Group was asked to identify a set of measures to define the size, composition, quality and success of NIU’s student population over the next...
This is the second in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. The Academic Programming Working Group is developing a plan to improve the education of NIU students by increasing access to enriched learning opportunities. The 13-member working group, comprised of faculty, staff, students and alumni, outlines...
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This is the first in a series of articles offering a brief overview of the Vision 2020 working group reports. The Facilities and Environment Working Group is developing a plan to enhance the Northern Illinois University campus, challenge the NIU community to be even more environmentally friendly and help visitors and new students easily navigate...
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The Vision 2020 Initiative came a bit more into focus today with the release of six reports that measure how Northern Illinois University stacks up against a cohort of similar institutions on dozens of criteria. “These reports will help us chart the course of NIU, from where we stand today, toward our goal of becoming...
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Wi-Fi (wireless network) has become an important way to communicate, collaborate and learn on college campuses. Students, faculty and staff expect Wi-Fi access everywhere on campus. In fact, most students say Wi-Fi access is necessary for a positive college experience. Currently, the campus has approximately 300 wireless access points. This summer, ITS will install over...
NIU President John G. Peters
We closed the books on another semester two weeks ago, which in theory means that it was a time to catch our breath … but not so this year.
NIU faculty and students engaged in honors now have enhanced opportunities to study abroad thanks to a substantial financial gift to the NIU Honors Program. John and Nancy Castle of DeKalb have designated the university’s Honors Program as the recipient of $1 million through a charitable remainder unitary trust. NIU President John Peters announced the...
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