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Sycamore City Council approved the purchase of  properties located at 474 N. Cross St. and part of lot 1002 on N. Cross St.

Sycamore City Council approves purchase for longtime leased NIU property

By Abby Byer | April 14, 2022
The City of Sycamore will be purchasing NIU properties that they have been leasing since 1998 that was used as the College of Engineering.

Committee requests addition, deletion of academic programs

By Noah Thornburgh | May 17, 2019

Sixteen programs, including three Ph.Ds, are waiting on approval at the next Board of Trustees meeting June 13.{{tncms-inline alignment="left" content="<p>Requests for addition</p> <ul><li>Ph.D....

Campaign recruits engineers

By James Green | September 23, 2013

The #WhyEngineering campaign has looked to increase engineering retention through “survival guide” pamphlets and tutoring, among other things.#WhyEngineering is an advertising campaign imagined by students working under Amanda Carrier, College of...

Relay for Life to take place on NIU’s north 40 field

By Ian Gough | April 18, 2012

Everyone is welcome to attend Relay for Life’s Red Carpet Affair this weekend at NIU. This year Relay for Life will be hosted at NIU. Activities will begin 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be held at the North 40 field behind Barsema Hall and the College...

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Northern Light Ambassadors seek new applicants

By Jordan Birchfield | February 12, 2012

The Northern Light Ambassadors are looking for new leaders for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Northern Light Ambassadors is an organization founded in 2011 that chooses a select group of representatives from NIU's College of Business, College of Education,...