NIU http://northernpublicradio.org en Report Sheds Light On NIU Ethics Probe http://northernpublicradio.org/post/report-sheds-light-niu-ethics-probe <p>A <a href="http://http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Documents/12-01622_Folowell_06.18.14.pdf">newly released report</a> by the Illinois Inspector General’s office sheds some light on an ethics investigation at Northern Illinois University.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:15:13 +0000 Susan Stephens 49429 at http://northernpublicradio.org Report Sheds Light On NIU Ethics Probe For Disaster Drill Actors, It's The Performance Of A Lifetime http://northernpublicradio.org/post/disaster-drill-actors-its-performance-lifetime <p></p><p>Disaster preparedness drills are designed to give emergency crews a sense of how to respond to a catastrophe. But those involved say it’s more than just a dress rehearsal. At a drill at Northern Illinois University this week, the players did their best to deliver a convincing performance. Fri, 30 May 2014 11:47:18 +0000 Mike Moen 48313 at http://northernpublicradio.org For Disaster Drill Actors, It's The Performance Of A Lifetime Neighborhood Group Questions Redevelopment Documents http://northernpublicradio.org/post/neighborhood-group-questions-redevelopment-documents <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A DeKalb neighborhood group held a news conference this morning related to a proposed partnership between </span>NIU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the city, and several local banks. A spokesperson for Preserve Our Neighborhoods says the confidential agreement was sent to the group anonymously. The document outlines the process of buying homes around John and Harrison streets for redevelopment.</span></div><div><p>According to the proposal, the "neighborhood" is defined as parts of John Street, Harrison Street, Locust Street, and College Avenue. Wed, 28 May 2014 10:33:21 +0000 Jenna Dooley & Susan Stephens 48188 at http://northernpublicradio.org Neighborhood Group Questions Redevelopment Documents 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