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Northern Illinois University

Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to d... Show more »
Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to death in a lecture hall by gunman, Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, who then killed himself. Killed were NIU students Gayle Dubowski, 20; Catalina Garcia, 20; Julianna Gehant, 32: Ryanne Mace, 19; and Daniel Parmenter, 20. « Show less

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  • DNA confirms body found near NIU was student

     
    DNA analysis has confirmed that a charred body discovered last year in a park near Northern Illinois University was that of NIU art student Antinette …...
  • Winnetka’s new village manager discusses policy and rock drumming

     
    Winnetka’s new village manager has been on the job for a little more than a month, but he’s already inherited a mountain of challenges. Rob …...
  • Space Coast Symphony salutes Mendelssohn

     
    The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra will present “Mendelssohn Goes Italian,” at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church, 140 Magnolia Ave. in Merritt Island. During the two-hour program, the 65-piece orchestra under Cond...
  • Former Highland Park basketball stars heading to school’s Hall of Fame

     
    Two women who excelled at high school and college sports will be inducted into the Highland Park High School's Hall of Fame for their achievements …...
  • U-46 hires new leaders

     
    Elgin-based School District U-46 has hired five new administrators. Jeff King, assistant superintendent for finance and operations in Lake Zurich School District 95, has been …...
  • Evanston’s first African-American female alderman passes away at 89

     
    Mayme Finley Spencer, Evanston’s first African-American female alderman, died Tuesday morning at age 89, according to her family. Spencer served two terms as 5th Ward …...
  • Dist. 89 taps Deerfield resident for Briar Glen principal

     
    Students at Briar Glen Elementary School in Glen Ellyn District 89 will be greeted by a fresh face next school year following the recent hiring …...
  • National Art Premiere at EAG Gallery

     
    The National Art Premiere 2011 will be held in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery, located in the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, …...
  • Theater buff creates stage for others

     
    Gina Carlson tried to pursue her dream of working in musical theater at college, but when that didn't work out, she figured out why and …...
  • Dist. 200 hires two assistant superintendents

     
    Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Superintendent Brian Harris announced Wednesday the hiring of two new administrators who will officially assume their positions in July. “We …...
  • D135 Assistant Superintendent gets three-year contract

     
    District 135 Assistant Superintendent for Business Services John Reiniche will be doing his favorite job least three more years. The school board voted to give …...
  • David Kaplan

    David Kaplan
    David Kaplan is one of the most trusted names on the Chicago sports scene. He joined WGN Radio as a sports reporter in April of 1995 and is currently the afternoon drive sports reporter and host of WGN Sports Night, heard weeknights 7-10 p.m., and Cubs...