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Baker appoints Brad Bond to oversee Division of International Affairs

Baker appoints Brad Bond to oversee Division of International Affairs

By Northern Star staff | April 24, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker appointed Graduate School Dean Brad Bond to temporarily oversee the Division of International Affairs on Friday.Ray Alden, former vice president for International Affairs, resigned March 31 and accepted the position of provost...

VP Ray Alden to leave NIU for Touro University Nevada

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Ray Alden, vice president for International Affairs, has resigned effective March 31 and accepted the position of provost at Touro University Nevada in Henderson.Alden served as the vice president and provost at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas until...

CIO in, VPs out in Baker’s changes

By Kelly Bauer | March 3, 2014

NIU welcomed CIO Brett Coryell in the same breath as it announced two vice presidents would no longer work at NIU, the news coming in a Friday address from NIU President Doug Baker.The changes are part of Baker’s efforts to root out inefficiencies to...

Provost search in the works

By James Green | December 3, 2013

NIU is preparing its search for a provost for NIU President Doug Baker’s administration.The previous provost, Ray Alden, was appointed to the newly created position of vice president for International Affairs. Until a permanent candidate can be found,...

Feedback needed for NIU accreditation

By Brian Guttman | September 22, 2013

There’s a week left for community members to give feedback on a report that deals with NIU’s reaccreditation efforts.NIU’s once-a-decade accreditation is coming up next year, and the Higher Learning Commission Steering Committee is making the finishing...

Michael Theodore, member of the Student Association Senate, gives a report at the faculty senate meeting on Wednesday.

Faculty Senate looks at future of higher education

By Felix Sarver | November 28, 2012

The challenges of higher education were discussed at a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. Raymond Alden, executive vice president and provost, gave a presentation to the senate on the problems higher education institutions are facing and the ways public...

Provost Alden named finalist for UNO’s presidential position

By Hailey Kurth | November 16, 2011

NIU's Provost Ray Alden has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the search for the University of New Orleans' new President, according to an announcement made Tuesday on the UNO website. UNO received 60 nominations and 30 applications for the position....

Committee to review policy about bringing select guests to classes

By Andrea Azzo | November 2, 2011

University Council voted to send a policy about classroom guests back to the Academic Policy Committee Wednesday.The proposed policy requires that guests who go into classrooms, like supervisors or security personnel, must receive permission from the...

Union president voices concerns at BOT meeting

By David Matz and Allyson Martin | December 2, 2010

DeKAlb- At Thursday morning's Board of Trustees meeting Darlene Seilheimer, union president for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 963 Building Services, voiced her concerns regarding their negotiations with the...

Faculty and staff honorees voted best of the best

By Rikki Cottrell | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | Eleven people were honored at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences first Annual Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards on Oct. 15.Eight of the eleven honorees attended the event. These people were selected from nominations submitted...

University Council talks Stevens Hall

By Leah Spagnoli | October 6, 2010

University Council discussed plans for renovations of Cole Hall and  Stevens Hall building Wednesday afternoon. Planning has been appropriated for Stevens Hall and Cole Hall, said Laurie Elish-Piper, professor of literary education at Wednesday's University...

President John Peters introduced The Vision 2020 Initiative at the State of the University address Thursday afternoon in Altgeld auditorium.

Peters outlines vision for changing landscape

By Jalen Cobb | September 2, 2010

"THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION" was the title of NIU President John Peters State of the University address Thursday. Peters introduced the creation of "The Vision 2020 Initiative," an idea to enhance NIU's academic future. "The NIU Great...