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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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  • May 4 - Huntley

    Author Nancy S. Bacheller Event Friday, May 8 3 - 5 p.m. Jewel-Osco Route 47 in Huntley To purchase a copy of the book: Huntley, IL (Images of America) About the book: Huntley was founded in 1851. Its first boom years-the 1850s to 1920s-saw the...
  • April 22 - Meggan Hill and Susan M. Graunke

    Nico and Lola Upcoming Events: G Whiz - Book signing and meet 'Lola' Saturday, May 2 12 PM - 1 PM Barrington Book available for purchase: Nico & Lola: Kindness Shared Between a Boy and a Dog Captivating photographs, touching words In this touching...
  • Tragedy, time and again

    LITTLETON, COLO. -- I cried a long time on my hotel bed that night, thinking about their faces. So many children -- 14, 15, 16 years old -- drawn tight with grief and exhaustion. It was Tuesday, April 20, 1999, and two boys had just killed 12...
  • How low will this Chicago dad go to get his kids into a top high school?

     
    It's 7 a.m. and I'm walking to Walgreens in the rain to buy blank DVDs. Not for me, but for my 12-year-old son. He had made a short movie to fulfill a language arts class assignment and the film was......
  • UCF panel picks four finalists for provost

     
    Top administrators from Georgia Tech, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rice University and Northern Illinois University are vying to succeed Terry Hickey as UCF's provost. The four are scheduled to visit UCF this month. Each will also...
  • Tim McGill

    Tim McGill
    Tim McGill is weather director for CLTV as well as part of the WGN WeatherCenter team, heard on and WGN Radio during morning drive. He has been part of CLTV since its launch in 1993. Prior to WGN, Tim worked for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia and WCTI-...
  • Sports Central

    Sports Central
    David Kaplan David Kaplan joined WGN Radio as a sports reporter in April of 1995 and is currently the afternoon drive sports reporter and host of Sports Central, heard weeknights from 7 to 9pm. Kaplan he has earned six Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.)...
  • NIU Unlikely To Complete Cancer Center By Deadline

    (WGN-AM)- When Northern Illinois University made its pitch to build a cutting-edge, $159 million cancer treatment center in West Chicago, the state's grudging approval came with the requirement that Northern complete the project by March 2010. Then the...
  • Federal Authorities Looking At Blagojevich College Connections

    Federal Authorities Looking At Blagojevich College Connections
    (WGN-AM)- The U.S. attorney's office wants to know if former Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his power brokers sought a leg-up for applicants to the University of Illinois and at least two other state universities. Campus spokespeople confirmed today that the...
  • No Indication In NIU Records Of Admissions Tampering

    (WGN-AM)- Northern Illinois University found no records that Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his associates tampered in the admissions process of the DeKalb school, university officials said Thursday. The search came in response to a federal subpoena that...
  • February 18 - Joe Piscatella

    February 18 - Joe Piscatella
    To purchase a copy of the book: Positive Mind, Healthy Heart!: Take Charge of Your Cardiac Health, One Day at a Time Event: Saturday, February 20 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 2010 Edward Heart Fair Northern Illinois University 1120 E Diehi Road Naperville...
  • Police Consider "Breakfast Club" Barricades Off Purdue Campus

    Police Consider "Breakfast Club" Barricades Off Purdue Campus
    West Lafayette and Purdue University police will erect street barricades in the Village just off campus in an attempt to control early morning drinkers on football Saturdays this fall. The "Breakfast Club" is a Purdue tradition as students line up as...