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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

Top Northern Illinois University Articles

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  • Northbrook hires chief information officer, assistant to village manager

    Northbrook hires chief information officer, assistant to village manager
    A number of organizational changes in the Village of Northbrook resulted in a new chief information officer and a new assistant to the village manager joining the staff. Lori D. Baker, who previously worked as a manager at Oak Brook-based Tradebe...
  • 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...
  • Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements

     Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements
    Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending. But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
  • Dist. 86 hires its first CFO

     Dist. 86 hires its first CFO
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has hired a chief financial officer despite critics' claims the district is already spending too much money for administrator salaries and other expenses not directly tied to education. William Eagan of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Jury foreman in Chicago State case may have had conflict

    Jury foreman in Chicago State case may have had conflict
    The jury foreman in a recent wrongful termination judgment against Chicago State University did not disclose in jury selection that he himself had been sued in a wrongful termination case brought by a relative of a CSU trustee, the Tribune has learned....
  • District 112 hires new superintendent

    District 112 hires new superintendent
    In the hiring of Michael Bregy as North Shore District 112's next superintendent, the district has found an engaged educator willing to make difficult decisions, according to parents, school officials and Bregy himself. Last week, District 112...
  • Elmhurst College athletes mourn loss of trainer

    Elmhurst College athletes mourn loss of trainer
    Student athletes at Elmhurst College found a skilled, professional trainer who helped them reach their full athletic potential in Matt Passalaqua. They also found a friend and confidante. Mr. Passalaqua learned in December that he had leukemia. He...