6:30 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Cents and Sensibility

As a member of Financial Cents, accounting graduate student Thurston Booth teaches other students financial literacy

Most of the events during Money Smart Week are given by finance professionals. One set of presentations, though, is not being given by a bank officer or a CPA. Northern Illinois University's Financial Cents program employs students to teach their peers what they need to know when it comes to money. Now, during Money Smart Week, they're doing the same thing for the larger community. 

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5:35 am
Mon April 9, 2012

DeKalb, NIU May Partner on Housing Stats

The city of DeKalb is putting together plans with NIU officials to gather housing data for the community.  The research project would include information on factors such as foreclosures, vacancy rates, and code compliance.  Bill Nicklas is NIU’s associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability.  He says the university is always concerned about the safety and quality of housing in DeKalb.

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4:47 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Study: 9-1-1 dispatchers at risk for PTSD

Michelle Lily, NIU psychology professor

A new study links indirect exposure to trauma with an increased risk of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.  Northern Illinois University psychology professor Michelle Lily, and research associate Heather Pierce, followed 171 on-the-job emergency dispatchers from 24 states.  Dr. Lily discussed their findings with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

9:15 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Race for IL-16 "Exciting"

NIU's Matt Streb

The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation.  That's according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU's political science department.  The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other.  Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

6:29 am
Tue February 28, 2012

The Art of the Sales Pitch

Students from around the globe tested their sales skills this past weekend at the 2nd Annual World Collegiate Sales Open held at Northern Illinois University. 

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6:27 am
Wed February 22, 2012

NIU Part of Facebook Study

A Northern Illinois University professor is behind a study that is receiving national attention. 

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7:22 am
Fri February 10, 2012

NIU's Cole Hall officially reopens this weekend

Northern Illinois University's new Cole Hall
Northern Illinois University

An open house and a rededication ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the formal reopening of Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The building was closed after a gunman killed five others and himself nearly four years ago in a lecture room.

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6:26 am
Fri December 23, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Four

Officials at Northern Illinois University say despite some high-profile incidents over the past few years, the campus and its surrounding community are safe. 

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4:20 am
Thu December 22, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Three

NIU's Altgeld Hall
Northern Illinois University

Several high-profile crimes involving Northern Illinois University students over the past few years have raised concerns over safety on and off campus. That leaves university leaders looking for ways to make their school safer…while challenging the perception they’re different from any other college campus. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports in part three of our series.


Note: WNIJ's Jenna Dooley contributed to this report.


6:39 am
Wed December 21, 2011

NIU Safety series: Part Two

Northern Illinois University is battling a public perception that questions whether the campus community is safe.  Our series continues with a look at how NIU compares with other schools. 

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