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Baker leads group to school summit

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker will lead a northern Illinois delegation to discuss community and educational institution collaboration in the White House Thursday.Baker, joined by David Sam, Elgin Community College president; Ehren Jarrett, Rockford Public...

NIU President Doug Baker and Denise Schoenbachler, dean of the College of Business, relax and share a laugh during a break while filming a greeting video July 2 inside Barsema Hall.

Beginning of a new era: Baker starts at NIU

By Ali Combs | July 8, 2013

Nearly 2,000 miles from home, NIU President Doug Baker found his way to his new home at Altgeld Hall to tackle a list of initiatives and lead NIU into a new era.Before his official first day as NIU president, Baker spent a full week working on campus,...

Former NIU president dies

By Northern Star Staff | September 22, 2011

Former NIU President Clyde J. Wingfield died Thursday, according to NIU Today. He was 80. Wingfield served as NIU's ninth president for 10 months from July of 1985 to May of 1986 in a term marked by controversy. Wingfield earned his bachelor's and master's...

Sycamore seeks replacement city manager

By Dave Gong | September 21, 2011

The search for a permanent replacement for Sycamore City Manger Bill Nicklas will be conducted throughout October, said Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy. In the meantime, Brian Gregory, assistant city manager and treasurer, has been named acting city manager....

NIU President John Peters speaks at a past Board of Trustees meeting.

Changes to employee health care, pensions are certain, Peters says

By Kyla Gardner | March 24, 2011

DeKALB | NIU President John Peters said the funding of next year’s budget, along with the employee health care and pension programs, is unsure. But it doesn’t look good. “The state remains in dire financial strait,” Peters said to the Board of...

President John Peters, delivers the State of the University Address Thursday at Altgeld Hall.

President Peters’ State of the University Address

By Jalen Cobb | September 6, 2010

"The Changing Landscape of Higher Education" was the title of NIU President John Peters' State of the University address Thursday. Peters introduced the "The Vision 2020 Initiative," an idea to enhance NIU's academic future. "The NIU Great Journeys Strategic...

NIU President John J. Peters delivers his annual State of the University Address Thursday afternoon in the Altgeld auditorium.

Peters to give State of the University address

By Katie Zak | August 31, 2010

NIU President John Peters will deliver the State of the University Address Thursday in the Altgeld Hall auditorium. Peters is expected to discuss the financial status of NIU. "Because of the climate that we are in a with the state and university of course...

Streb takes year-long position as associate to President Peters

By Katie Leb | August 24, 2010

Some opportunities are too good to pass up. This was the belief held by Matthew Streb, associate political science professor, when President John Peters approached him to become associate to the president. The position is meant to expose mid-career faculty...