NIU in the News

NIU in the News Archive

NIU selects internship/co-op students of the year
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 28, 2010

NIU puts depth on display at final spring practice
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 26, 2010

NIU BOT member Cherilyn Murer featured in 'Fire' is still burning
Joliet Herald News, April 25, 2010

NIU Finance Professor Gerald Jensen publishes research on commodity futures in financial portfolios
Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2010

NIU's Avalon String Quartet and clarinetist Anthony McGill are perfect match
Chicago Classical Music, April 21, 2010 
Also featured in: Chicago Classical Review

NIU alum Scott Bolzan's courageously battles injury-induced amnesia
ABC News, April 20, 2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announces grant to assist vets through NIU's visual disability education program
Kane County Chronicle, April 20, 2010

Is American Sign Language a 'foreign' language?
Chicago Tribune, April 19, 2010

Students, staff to give back on NIU Cares Day
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 15, 2010

NIU renames La Tourette Hall for former president, science advocate
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 14, 2010
Also featured in: WREX-TV 13, Rockford, WIFR-TV 23, Rockford, WTVO-TV 17, Rockford, WNIJ-FM, DeKalb

NIU Professor Brianno Coller brings video games to class
Mlive.com, April 12, 2010
Also featured in Joystiq.com

School of Music Professor Fareed Haque featured in 'Jam Man'
Pacific Northwest Inlander, April 9, 2010

Political Science Professor Daniel Kempton shares expert insight on militias and hate groups
Elgin Courier News, April 9, 2010

ESL teacher/student duo Carter & Gunn play with NIU Jazz Ensemble
St. Louis American, April 8, 2010

Students line up as colleges add more 'green' programs
Daily Herald, April 8, 2010

NIU tragedy turns to art
WTVO-TV 17, Rockford, April 8, 2010
Also featured in WREX-TV 13, Rockford

Southeast Asian Studies Professor Alan Potkin comments on Xiaowan reservoir concerns
The Asian Times, April 6, 2010

Best Bytes Yet: NIU will present 10th annual student film festival
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 5, 2010

NIU students learn without speaking
Kane County Chronicle and DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 1, 2010

NIU Art Museum presents New Deal-era prints
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, April 1, 2010

NIU presents 'Marriage' made in heaven
Rockford Register Star, March 30, 2010

'Hamlet' spinoff showcases NIU talent pool
Rockford Register Star


March 29, 2010

Illinois Attorney General talks professionalism at NIU
WIFR-TV 23, Rockford

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NIU students learn what it takes to be an IRS special agent
WREX-TV 13, Rockford

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March 25, 2010

NIU geologist Ross Powell on research in Antarctica
Nature


March 24, 2010

Republic of Georgia delegates visit NIU
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


March 23, 2010

State owes 9 schools $840.3 million
Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois universities struggle without state payments
Rockford Register Star


March 19, 2010

NIU probes motives, response to 2008 shootings
Students get help coping with aftermath
Chicago Tribune

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March 18, 2010

NIU Steelband to perform with Jazz Ensemble
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

NIU Opera Theater presents Mozart masterpiece
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

NIU to present 'Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead'
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


March 17, 2010

Museum of Science and Industry to open new weather exhibit
Chicago Sun-Times

NIU Jazz, Steelband join for concert
The MidWeek


March 16, 2010

NIU political scientist Matt Streb on Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady
South Town Star


March 16, 2010

NIU climatologist David Changnon on global warming
AgWeb.com


March 15, 2010

NIU child care benefits from grant program
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


March 11, 2010

NIU President Peters on Gov. Quinn's budget proposal
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


March 10, 2010

NIU president honored for leadership after 2008 campus shooting
Chicago Tribune

Also featured in:
Daily Herald
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


March 9, 2010

NIU students build Habitat houses for spring break
Lake County News-Sun


March 5, 2010

Meteorology Professor Dave Changnon at Geneva Middle School Science Day
Geneva Republican

NIU geologist warns Amboy earthquake due
Amboy News


March 4, 2010

NIU alum and author Julia Serano visits NIU
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


March 3, 2010

Reflection on dad's, NIU's loss
Daily Herald 


March 2, 2010

NIU students build Habitat houses for spring break
Bloomington Pantagraph

Also featured in:
Rockford Register Star
WQAD-TV, Quad Cities


March 1, 2010

NIU opens 2010 football season at Iowa State
Chicago Tribune


February 27, 2010

Music education Professor Mary Lynn Doherty on public school budget cuts
Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake


February 26, 2010

Oakton joins Harper in offering 4-year degree program with NIU
Daily Herald

Also featured in:
Glenview News
Des Plaines Trib Local


February 25, 2010

The work of Warhol: NIU provides home to selection of photographs by the pop culture artist
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


February 23, 2010

NIU student is a true life-saver
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


February 22, 2010

Project to expand broadband in northern Illinois
Aurora Beacon News

Also reported in:
Park Forest News
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


February 19, 2010

County getting about $15 million to improve broadband
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Student shot in leg at NIU, suspect in custody
WGN-TV 9, Chicago


February 18, 2010

Legend in residence: Composer Morten Lauridsen spends three days at NIU
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


February 17, 2010

Universities get health IT stimulus money
Chicago Defender


February 16, 2010

For a campus in crisis, the president's voice is key
Chronicle of Higher Education

NIU and KishHealth System team up to serve community needs
My Suburban Life, Bloomingdale

NIU's Avalon String Quartet reviewed
Steadstyle Chicago


February 15, 2010

NIU remembers shootings anniversary
NBC News, Chicago

A show of support at NIU
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Candlelight vigil remembers NIU shooting victims
Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake


February 14, 2010

NIU remembers shooting victims on 2nd anniversary
Chicago Breaking News Center/WGN News/CLTV/Chicago Tribune

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WREX-TV, Rockford
WLS-TV, Chicago
WIFR-TV, Rockford


February 13, 2010

Illinois universities get health IT stimulus money
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun-Times

Crop irrigation could be cooling Midwest
Science News


February 12, 2010

Remembering a tragedy at Northern Illinois University
U.S. News & World Report

NIU remembers second anniversary of campus shooting
WREX-TV, Rockford

History Professor Anita Andrews provides perspective on Chinese New Year
Northwest  Herald


February 11, 2010

NIU Geology Professors Phil Carpenter and Paul Stoddard on Wednesday's earthquake
Christian Science Monitor

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Student playwrights to offer 'New Works'
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

NIU going green with new academic program
Fox Valley Sun


February 10, 2010

President John Peters on higher education funding in Illinois
Chicago Tribune
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Daily Herald
Southern Illinoisan
Aurora Beacon News

NIU president says crisis can't wait
WNIJ 89.5 Radio, DeKalb


February 9, 2010

Public universities appeal for money they were promised
Chicago Tribune


February 7, 2010

Archiving tragedy
WIFR-TV Channel 23, Rockford


February 6, 2010

NIU alum and Colts right tackle Ryan Diem noted for his role in upcoming Super Bowl
Daily Herald


February 5, 2010

DHS students find help from NIU
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Political Science Professor Matt Streb provides background on lieutenant governor position
Chicago Sun-Times

In face of protests, NIU prof talks about Guantanamo detainees
Chicago Tribune


February 4, 2010

Speed Kill's - NIU coach touts class' ability to run
DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Compher an unassuming signee
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


February 3, 2010

Political Science Professor Matt Streb provides commentary on election results
Kane County Chronicle

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NIU alum Joe Sosnowski the GOP choice for 69th state representative
DeKalb Daily Chronicle


February 2, 2010

Political Science Professor Matt Streb on Illinois primaries
USA Today

NIU Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences Professor Beverly Henry discusses childhood obesity
Aurora Beacon News


January 28, 2010

NIU gets $10.3 million for renovations
Daily Chronicle

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January 20, 2010

Silas leads Northern Illinois past Toledo 58-54
New York Times

Political Science Professor Matt Streb on Obama's healthcare plan
WIFR Rockford


January 19, 2010

NIU study: More effort needed to engage girls in science
Chicago Tribune

Political Science Professor Matt Streb provides governor and senate race analysis
WIFR Rockford


January 15, 2010

NIU study says teachers need to do more to engage girls in science
Northwest Herald


January 11, 2010

NIU alumna Dorene Wiese featured in 'Giving new life to her native language, Ojibwe'
Chicago Tribune


January 10, 2010

Denise Rode talks about the involvement of parents in college students' lives
Northwest Herald


January 8, 2010

Sally Conklin on talking with your kids about sex
Chicago Tribune


January 6, 2010

NIU Art Museum presents 'Root Hog, or Die!'
Daily Chronicle

Remembering Billy 'The Kid' Harris
Daily Chronicle


December 17, 2009

NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato featured in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Hispanic Outlook


December 14, 2009

Lucy Townsend on the restoration of country schools
USA Today


December 11, 2009

President Peters on the value of higher education in the region
Rockford Register Star


December 10, 2009

NIU conference focuses on region's future
Daily Chronicle


December 9, 2009

NIU study abroad program offers cultural experiences
The MidWeek

Geneva's Boenzi commits to NIU
Aurora Beacon News


December 8, 2009

Theatre design professor creates worlds inside worlds
Daily Chronicle

NIU closer to meeting Iowa at Soldier Field
Daily Chronicle


December 7, 2009

NIU School of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary
nurse.com

NIU racks up back-to-back bowl bids
Aurora Beacon-News

Jennifer Schmidt on NIU study that says high school girls disengage from science
Elgin Courier News


December 3, 2009

Matt Streb comments on the 14th Congressional District primary race
Daily Chronicle 


December 1, 2009

NIU President John Peters discusses the financing of higher education
Illinois Channel

NIU student Dina Bach is a finalist in the Chicago Tribune's New Holiday Classics contest
Chicago Tribune


November 24, 2009

New computer-developed map shows more extensive valley network on Mars
Eurekalert

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November 21, 2009

Grant to bring renowned composer to NIU for three-day residency
Daily Chronicle

DeKalb, NIU police working together to deter crime on northwest side
Daily Chronicle


November 20, 2009

NIU athletes make grade in latest grad report rate
Daily Herald


November 19, 2009

Girls 'disengage' from high school science
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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November 16, 2009

NIU alumna named ombudsman of Indiana's Department of Child Services
Chicago Tribune


November 15, 2009

NIU's Center for Governmental Studies completes local government study for Mattoon
Journal Gazette


November 13, 2009

Jazz Lab Band to perform second concert of fall season
Daily Chronicle

NIU panel approves capital improvements
Daily Chronicle


November 11, 2009

Men's Basketball Coach Ricardo Patton has high hopes for the men's basketball team this season:
Chicago Tribune

Can Silas, Kowal train NIU to win more?
Daily Herald


November 10, 2009

Finance Professor Diane Docking on AMCORE Financial's troubles
Rockford Register Star


November 7, 2009

NIU Student Lincoln Laureate works for social justice
Daily Chronicle


November 5, 2009

Amanda Salacinski on staying motivated and fit during colder months
Northwest Herald


November 4, 2009

Cisco Reyes on the use of stability balls in the classroom
Rockford Register Star


November 3-5, 2009

NIU scientists: Young tyrannosaurs did serious battle against each other
USA Today

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November 3, 2009

Helen Khoury on NIU's master's degree program that focuses on middle school mathematics
Chicago Tribune

Matt Streb on politics in the time of swine flu
Northwest Herald

Mark Rosenbaum on the marketing of pet products
Northwest Herald


October 28, 2009

Laura Pittman discusses her research regarding achievement gaps in children raised by custodial grandmothers
Medill Reports Chicago


October 25, 2009

Grad student's research on the historical importance of Jerusalem's geology
Jerusalem Post


October 22, 2009

John Lewis on economic growth in the Rock River Valley
Rockford Register Star

Northern Illinois defensive end, Iraq veteran Coffman plays for 'the fallen'
USA Today


October 21, 2009

KishHealth System, NIU partner to help uninsured
Daily Chronicle

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National Chemistry week at NIU
Daily Chronicle

Spooky Science Saturday returns at NIU
Midweek News


October 19, 2009

NIU to offer bachelor's degrees to first responders at Harper College
Daily Herald