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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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  • Former attorney, radio host pleads guilty in $2.3 million fraud

    Former attorney, radio host pleads guilty in $2.3 million fraud
    Oak Park couple Jamal and Leda Khoury thought they were investing their life savings wisely when they transferred $2.3 million into their real estate attorney’s escrow account three years ago to buy commercial real estate properties in the area....
  • Speech pathologist joins District 36 as administrator

     Speech pathologist joins District 36 as administrator
    The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27. The school...
  • Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award
    Downers Grove teacher Meg Van Dyke has a mission to get kids passionate about science. So much so that when she was diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancer late last year, the O'Neill Middle School teacher saw a learning opportunity for her seventh-...
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  • Audiologist drawn to the field because of grandfathers' hearing loss

    By Marcella Kreiter As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, audiologist Marie Vetter was flipping through a course catalog when she came across the section on Communication Sciences and Disorders. She spotted an introductory course on...
  • Nicole Mitchell, Haki Madhubuti merge poetry, jazz

    Nicole Mitchell, Haki Madhubuti merge poetry, jazz
    Nearly 25 years ago, a young musician walked into the South Side offices of Third World Press looking for a job. She had no experience in publishing, no college degree and no connections in Chicago. She would go on to become one of the most admired...
  • Jennifer Rosato, dean of NIU College of Law

    Jennifer Rosato, dean of NIU College of Law
    Even a few hours spent with Jennifer "Jenn" Rosato, dean of Northern Illinois University College of Law in DeKalb, bear evidence of her intensity and commitment. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Rosato, 52, started her career as a caseworker for abused...
  • Life together a cabaret

    Life together a cabaret
    When you get married for the first time at the age of 61, you want to do it right. That's why Scott Urban chose an Elvis impersonator to perform the ceremony at his 2008 nuptials to Karen Morby. The vows were nontraditional. Elvis asked Scott, "Are...
  • Wheaton Warrenville D200 appoints 2 new principals

    Wheaton Warrenville D200 appoints 2 new principals
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 has named two new principals. Christine Frederick and Jeff Mitchem will become principals of Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School, respectively. The Board of Education...
  • Lawyers for men charged in NIU hazing death challenge law

    Lawyers for men charged in NIU hazing death challenge law
    Attorneys for five men charged with felony hazing after a Northern Illinois University fraternity pledge died following a night of heavy drinking are challenging the state’s hazing law, saying it’s unconstitutionally vague. Unlike other...
  • North Shore administrator moves to District 15

     North Shore administrator moves to District 15
    Dr. Matthew Barbini begins his new role as deputy superintendent of schools for Palatine's Community Consolidated School District 15 at the end of May. The Buffalo Grove resident has been assistant superintendent of student services in North Shore...
  • Morton Grove library hires new director away from Aurora

    Morton Grove library hires new director away from Aurora
    Two months after Pam Leffler resigned from her position as Morton Grove Public Library director, Debra Stombres, the Eola Road branch coordinator at the Aurora Public Library, took her spot. A St. Charles resident, Stombres has been in the library field...