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Stateline Quiz Bowl by Bergstrom logo
A key component of the “Transform Rockford” movement is a greater emphasis on providing quality education to improve workforce readiness and provide better opportunities for the area’s young citizens. In that spirit, WTVO-TV Channel17/WQRF Fox 39 has announced that it will launch “Stateline Quiz Bowl by Bergstrom,” a new half-hour local television series that will...
Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford logo
Three Northern Illinois University alums are among the five winners of the Golden Apple Award this year for making a difference in the community through excellence in teaching. The Golden Apple Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. The winners are...
Rockford Engineering Job Fair
Regional partners reported results and progress achieved during the first year of the federal Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant, which is focused on four major areas – branding, product innovation, work-force pipeline and business entrepreneurship. Examples of innovative and unique services introduced include a new engineering internship program, an integrated marketing strategy and...
NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato speaks at the 10th anniversary of the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic. A portrait of the late legendary Rockford lawmaker hangs on the wall behind her.
The NIU College of Law prides itself on training lawyers “holistically,” not only with superb skills but also devoted to serving their communities ethically and passionately. Nowhere is this devotion more evident than in the College of Law’s clinical program. After more than 10 years of assisting clients and providing valuable experience to law students,...
NIU College of Law students stand outside the doors of the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in downtown Rockford.
The NIU College of Law’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic has been changing lives for a decade, both for the clients it serves and the students who work there. The clinic marked its 10th anniversary by hosting an event Wednesday, Nov. 16, that included Mike Madigan, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Madigan was a protégé of...
Rockford is one of 20 U.S. cities that have won a federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. A grant totaling $2.4 million has been awarded to a collaborative made up of Northern Illinois University, Rock Valley College, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and EIGERlab to accelerate job creation and innovation for small and...
The NIU College of Law’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic received the 2010 Partner in Peace Award bestowed by the Violence Prevention Collaborative in honor of the clinic’s dedication, leadership, collaboration, commitment, and innovation in violence prevention efforts.  Dedicated to providing high quality legal services to persons who have limited access to legal representation, the Zeke...