NIU http://northernpublicradio.org en Circus No Longer Coming To Convocation Center http://northernpublicradio.org/post/circus-no-longer-coming-convocation-center <p>Citing inclement weather, Carden Entertainment canceled its March 4 "Circus Spectacular" at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. Tickets will be fully refunded.</p><p>Ticket refunds for the Convocation Center event will be available starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, using the following refund guidelines:</p><p></p><p>• Tickets purchased at a Ticketmaster outlet must be returned there;</p><p>• Tickets purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office must be returned there;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:52:59 +0000 WNIJ 43354 at http://northernpublicradio.org Circus No Longer Coming To Convocation Center Low-Key NIU Observance Marks Six Years Since Campus Shooting http://northernpublicradio.org/post/low-key-niu-observance-marks-six-years-campus-shooting <p>Northern Illinois University paused Friday to remember five students who were killed in a classroom six years ago.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:13:11 +0000 Susan Stephens 43197 at http://northernpublicradio.org Low-Key NIU Observance Marks Six Years Since Campus Shooting Slideshow: Jordan Lynch Reacts To Heisman Invite http://northernpublicradio.org/post/slideshow-jordan-lynch-reacts-heisman-invite <p>Northern Illinois University’s quarterback says he has earned his trip to New York City this weekend. Jordan Lynch is one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest honor.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:59:23 +0000 Jenna Dooley & Susan Stephens 40232 at http://northernpublicradio.org Slideshow: Jordan Lynch Reacts To Heisman Invite NIU Workers Talk Pensions With Lawmakers http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-workers-talk-pensions-lawmakers <p></p><p>Employee councils from NIU co-hosted a forum Wednesday, which included several area state lawmakers. The event was viewed as an opportunity for NIU faculty to offer their thoughts as the General Assembly continues to explore how to fix Illinois' troubled pension system. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:52:49 +0000 Mike Moen 39371 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Workers Talk Pensions With Lawmakers The Inauguration of NIU's 12th President http://northernpublicradio.org/post/inauguration-nius-12th-president <p>Wednesday was a day for celebrations at Northern Illinois University…even before the undefeated Huskies crushed Ball State, 48 to 27. It was Inauguration Day for NIU president Doug Baker, and student achievement was the focus.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:18:53 +0000 Susan Stephens 39037 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Inauguration of NIU's 12th President Former NIU President "Enthusiastic" About School's New Leader http://northernpublicradio.org/post/former-niu-president-enthusiastic-about-schools-new-leader <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An important figure in Northern Illinois University’s history is back on campus today to celebrate the school’s future. </span>NIU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tenth president John </span>La Tourette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will attend the inauguration of the </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> president, Doug Baker.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:54:13 +0000 Susan Stephens 38969 at http://northernpublicradio.org Former NIU President "Enthusiastic" About School's New Leader Inauguration Week At NIU http://northernpublicradio.org/post/inauguration-week-niu <div>It’s inauguration week at Northern Illinois University. Doug Baker will be welcomed as NIU’s 12th president in ceremonies throughout the week…even though he’s held the position for more than four months now.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:25:57 +0000 Susan Stephens 38855 at http://northernpublicradio.org Inauguration Week At NIU Woman Jumps From NIU Parking Garage http://northernpublicradio.org/post/woman-jumps-niu-parking-garage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A young woman fell to her death Friday afternoon at Northern Illinois University. Police say the unidentified woman was in her late teens or early twenties and apparently killed herself by jumping from the campus parking deck .</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The university says the person was not a student, nor was she an NIU employee. </span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:06:47 +0000 Susan Stephens 38137 at http://northernpublicradio.org Woman Jumps From NIU Parking Garage Community Leaders: The Changing Role of School Superintendents http://northernpublicradio.org/post/community-leaders-changing-role-school-superintendents <p>The role of a school superintendent has changed a lot recently: four local district leaders proved that Thursday night during the Northern Illinois University Education Department’s Superintendents Summit.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:16:47 +0000 Susan Stephens 38097 at http://northernpublicradio.org Community Leaders: The Changing Role of School Superintendents NIU's President Baker Shaking The Organizational Tree http://northernpublicradio.org/post/nius-president-baker-shaking-organizational-tree <p style="background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Northern Illinois University&#39;s new president is putting his mark on the school&#39;s organizational charts. President Doug Baker announced a number of leadership changes at the university today.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:29:37 +0000 Susan Stephens 37491 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU's President Baker Shaking The Organizational Tree