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Reggie Thomas, jazz studies coordinator and Jazz Ensemble director, directs Jazz Ensemble during a rehearsal Sept. 29 in the Music Building. Music and theatre and arts will be reviewed in the spring.

Academic program inventory released

By Satta Kendor | July 27, 2015

Academic programs set for review as part of the program prioritization process were announced earlier this month, with administrative programs soon to follow.Program prioritization is an initiative that began with community talks in the spring by NIU...

Summer schedule returns to 5 days

By Allison Krecek | February 17, 2014

Faculty and staff will change up their summer schedule to now work five days a week on campus.NIU has had a four-day schedule over the summer from Monday to Thursday. This year, it has been changed to a five-day schedule to accommodate current and prospective...

During the open discussion portion of a March 7, 2012, meeting on pension reform, Michael Peddle, assistant dean of academic administration, suggested the state start taxing all pensions in Illinois.

Professors, legislators to meet for pension forum

By James Bartley | November 20, 2013

A town hall-style forum with state legislators on pension reform will be held at noon today in the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium.Representatives Bob Pritchard, Tom Demmer and Mike Fortner will be in attendance, as will Steve Cunningham,...

Baker’s ‘pillars’ inaugural focus

By Rachel Scaman | November 12, 2013

NIU President Doug Baker’s inauguration speech today is expected to focus on four main pillars: student career success, thriving community, financial and program liability and ethically inspired leadership.The inauguration ceremony will begin at 3 p.m....

Search committee begins work for next NIU President

By Felix Sarver | November 11, 2012

The search for the next president of NIU has begun. The presidential search advisory committee (PSAC) met Thursday to review and discuss search procedures for finding the next president. For Cherilyn Murer, Board of Trustees chair, the search comes at...