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Northern Illinois University

Established 1895
Type Public
Endowment $2,137,922
President John Peters
Undergraduates 18,816
Postgraduates 6,182
Location DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Campus Suburban, 755 acres (3.0 km²)
Nickname Huskies
Colors Cardinal and black            
Website www.niu.edu

Northern Illinois University is a public university located in DeKalb, Illinois. It was founded on May 22, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as a satellite campus for the Illinois State Normal School (now Illinois State University), located in Normal, Illinois. The DeKalb campus was originally called Northern Illinois State Normal School. Today named Northern Illinois University, it has become an independent public university, and has grown into a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000—larger even than its parent school. NIU is one of 216 universities in the United States that is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC).[1] Image File history File links Niuseal. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... DeKalb is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... DeKalb is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... John Peter Altgeld (December 30, 1847 - March 12, 1902) was the governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1893 until 1897. ... A satellite campus is the campus of a college or university that is physically detached from the main university or college area. ... Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. ...


NIU's main campus is located about 65 miles (104 km) west of Chicago. The DeKalb campus can be easily accessed via I-88 which runs east and west from Chicago. Illinois Route 38, also known as Lincoln Highway, runs along the southern border of the NIU campus. NIU also operates satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon, Illinois. “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Interstate 88 (abbreviated I-88) is an interstate highway entirely within the state of Illinois. ... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 Illinois Route 38 is an east-west state road that runs across northern Illinois. ... Lincoln Highway bridge in Tama, Iowa The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois in the United States, voted the second best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006. ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... Oregon is a city located in Ogle County, Illinois. ...


Over the past three decades NIU has undergone tremendous expansion, adding more programs to enhance its academic pedigree, such as the establishment of the NIU College of Law[1] in the early 1980s. Today, the university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges that together offer 54 undergraduate majors and 74 graduate programs, including 10 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in Education and the Juris Doctor. With this growth, NIU has been recognized in the US News rankings as a "National University", that is, a university which grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research. However, the same publication ranks NIU as a "fourth tier" school, meaning that it is currently in the bottom 25 percent of schools within the National University category.[2] // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly a U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... This article is about the concept. ...


At the same time, NIU's athletic department is growing in reputation. Almost completely unknown to observers from outside of Illinois before the mid-1990s, NIU has been making its mark as an NCAA Division I school, especially in football.[citation needed] Currently, the NIU Huskies compete in the Mid-American Conference. Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ...

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Highlights

Altgeld Hall was NIUs first building.
Altgeld Hall was NIUs first building.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes Northern Illinois University as an elite institution of higher education, based on breadth of research and academic programs. Carnegie categorizes Northern as: "RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)."[3] Northern is a full member of the Universities Research Association (URA), a group of 90 top research universities from around the globe. Only 4% of universities in the United States are members of URA. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ...


NIUs College of Business moved to its new building in Fall 2002, located on the far northeast corner of campus. The 144,000 square foot facility (made possible by a donation from Dennis and Stacey Barsema), combines classrooms, computer labs, a 375-seat auditorium, specialized labs, faculty and staff offices, and spaces for studying, meeting, and even eating. The core of the building contains a large atrium space complete with a cafe. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance has a unique relationship with the Moscow Art Theatre School. Graduate students spend a month training in Moscow, while the undergraduates participate in a semester-long program. The Moscow Art Theatre is a theatre company in Moscow, Russia, founded in 1897 by Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. ...


Rankings

  • For the last ten years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Northern Illinois University College of Business as among the best business colleges in the country. In 2006, the NIU College of Business continued to be ranked as among the nation's best by making the listing of "America's Best Colleges and Programs" (2007).
  • The Northern Illinois University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was listed in the American Chemical Society's trade journal Chemical & Engineering News on September 26, 2005 as one of the top 25 producers of Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry in the United States.
  • NIUs Accountancy program is nationally prominent. In 2005, Public Accounting Report ranked NIU's graduate program 10th in the nation, while undergraduate ranked 11th. According to Public Accounting Report, NIU has remained in the top twenty programs for 18 consecutive years. In the 2006 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Accountancy program in the top 25, out of 450 programs nationwide.
  • Northern Illinois University's graduate program in Public Administration was ranked 32nd in the nation by US News & World Report, with its Urban Management specialization being ranked 4th in the US and its Public Budgeting specialization ranking 8th.

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Living on campus

Residence halls

The first residence halls were built to house women only. Williston Hall, in 1915, was named after Northern's first President, John Williston Cook. It provided such luxuries for women students as formal table cloths, fresh cut flowers on cafeteria tables, and oriental rugs in the common rooms and was also home to the annual Christmas Ball -- a formal dance in which men wore tuxedos and women wore evening dresses. Williston Hall was converted into administrative offices in 1969. It currently houses the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration, Educational Services and Programs, Division of International Programs, University Office of Teacher Certification and the Transfer Center.


Adams Hall opened in 1949 and is named for Karl L. Adams, President of NIU from 1929-1948. Joliet marble shaped in a Collegiate Gothic design constitutes the exterior of the building that provided nearly luxurious accommodations, not found on campus today. Women students were provided with amenities such as furnished linens laundered twice a week, Bavarian china and fine silver for meal service, and silver hollowware for tea each afternoon. The building was converted for administrative use in 1967. It currently houses the Graduate School, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Testing Services, the Office for Teaching Assistant Training and Development, the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center and faculty offices. It also is home to the Chandelier Room, a nonprofit, student-run dining and catering service. Students in the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS) work in the Chandelier Room for laboratory experience for food service courses.


The first men's dormitory, Gilbert Hall, opened in 1952. It was named for Newell D. Gilbert, a prominent early faculty member (1899-1924). After turning coed, it was also converted to an office building housing the Office of Publications.


Northern Illinois University currently has five dormitory complexes (Neptune, Lincoln, Douglas, Grant and Stevenson). All freshmen attending NIU are required to live in the residence halls their first year; after that, they can choose to continue living on-campus or choose to move off-campus.


The Neptune Hall Complex is centrally located on campus, right next to the Holmes Student Center, and serves a large population of art students. The buildings are made of red brick and are about 3-4 stories. Originally for women only, it was built over a period of several years. Neptune North opened in 1955, Neptune West in 1959, and Neptune East along with Neptune Central, the dining-recreation center, in 1960. The complex was named for Celine Neptune, another prominent faculty member (1922-1948).


The remaining dormitories, located west of Annie Glidden Road, were built in two phases and named for prominent Illinois politicians. The older two complexes Lincoln and Douglas opened in 1962 and 1963. Each complex consists of four five-story halls which connect to alternating sides of an octagonal one story common building containing a cafeteria and multi-purpose rooms.


Grant Towers opened in 1966. Stevenson Towers were opened in two phases in 1967 and 1968. They lie to the northwest of Lincoln and Douglas. These two high rise complexes are also nearly-identical to each other. Each features four 12-story triangular-shaped towers which connect to a low rise rectangular building housing cafeteria and multi-purpose rooms. A university bus system serves all of the above residence halls with several stops across campus.


Off-campus housing

Since the residence halls only provide housing for about a third of the students at NIU, large areas of off-campus housing in close proximity to the campus exist. There exists a large section of student housing north of campus, including townhomes, apartments and the houses of "Greek Row", as well as the University Plaza, which offers dorm-style living. A secondary area of student housing exists in the form of apartment complexes along Lincoln Highway, south of campus. Both areas are heavily populated by students and are serviced by separate lines on the NIU student-funded Huskie Bus Line. [2]


Student life

Student facilities

The hotel tower at the Holmes Student Center.
The hotel tower at the Holmes Student Center.

Facilities that exist on campus to enhance Student Life include the Campus Life Building,computer science department, which serves as the headquarters for the Student Association, Campus Activities Board, Northern Star newspaper, and offices for a variety of important groups on campus. There is also a meeting room here. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ...


Additional facilities include the Holmes Student Center, which serves as the headquarters for visitors on campus, featuring a hotel, numerous offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, banquet halls, lounges, and a food court anchored by Subway. A branch of TCF Bank is also located here. In the basement of the Holmes Student Center is the Huskie's Den, which features bowling lanes, billiards, video games, and other entertainment offerings for students. SUBWAY® is the name of a franchise fast food restaurant that mainly sells sandwiches and salads. ... TCF Bank is the wholly owned banking subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation, a financial services holding company headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, USA. Currently TCF Bank generates more than 85% of the parent companys net income. ...


On the west side of campus near the residence halls is the sprawling Campus Recreational Building, which offers students a weight room, aerobics mats, a gymnasium, and a large room featuring dozens of treadmills as well as more weight machines, eliptical machines, and also stationary bicycles. Also on the west side of campus is the recently-built Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, located just west of Huskie Stadium, which serves as an important visitors center and banquet venue for formal events on campus.


Organizations

Over 200 student organizations exist on campus exist, including a large community of Fraternities and Sororities, political groups, including the College Democrats and College Republicans, advocacy groups such as the LGBT Resource Center and Black Student Union, special-interest groups, academic clubs, and so forth.


Student Association

NIU's Student Association governs the NIU community and makes decisions which affect the quality of life of students at NIU. The association is organized similar to that of the U.S. government, with executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The NIU Student Association is one of the largest student governments in the United States and has a $1.3 million budget. Much of the money goes to the University's extensive bus system, which is one of the largest student-run bus systems in the United States. Additional resources are provided to Health Enhancement, Recreation Services, Campus Childcare, the Campus Activities Board, and every registered group on campus. Much of the activity on campus is headquartered out of the Campus Life Building.


The Student Association operates Organizational Expos throughout the year which gives all the ogranizations on campus the opportunity to showcase their groups and recruit students.


Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board is responsible for bringing activity to the campus, and is also responsible for bringing performers to the Convocation Center.


Athletic facilities

Also on the west side of campus is Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium, the home of NIU football games, which also often plays host to other significant outdoor events. Huskie Stadium, which has a seating capacity over 30,000, is surrounded by large open grassy areas which provide recreation, and also serve as the tailgating lots for football games. There is also a baseball field, Ralph McKinzie Field, softball field, Mary M. Bell Field, soccer field, Huskie Soccer Complex, and tennis court, Gullikson Tennis Courts, which flank Huskie Stadium. At the Stadium's north end zone is the $14-million Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Academic and Athletic Performance Center whose namesakes donated $2.5 million in the fall of 2006 to help with the construction. The facility opened in August 2007, but the actual costs of equipment, computers and other resources which are housed in the Yordon Center were never released. View of West Stands from Ralph McKinzie Field For the home field of the University of Washington, see Husky Stadium. ... A tailgate party at the 2005 Big 12 Championship game - note the pickup truck tailgates In North America, a tailgate party is an often celebratory social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. ...


On the far west side of campus is the Convocation Center, a state-of-the-art 10,000 seat arena which hosts NIU Men's and Women's Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Volleyball, Victor E. Court, games, the opening Convocation Ceremony for incoming freshmen, music concerts, and a variety of events throughout the year including Job Fairs, Internship Fairs, and other expositions. Convocation Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in DeKalb, Illinois. ...


The residence halls, which are located in the same area as the above athletic facilities are also flanked by numerous sand volleyball areas, a large quad between the dorms, basketball courts, skating courts, Eco Lake, and numerous open fields which offer numerous opportunities for outdoor student recreation.


At the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Lucinda Avenue is the Chick Evans Field House, a building which consists of a series of gymnasiums, which has since been under-used due to usage of the Convocation Center. Nevertheless, the fieldhouse continues to host expositions and sporting events of a smaller scale, and serves as the headquarters for the campus ROTC program. Chick Evans Field House was a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. The arena opened in 1956 and closed in 2002 prior to the opening of the Convocation Center. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...


Athletics

Notable alumni

Arts and entertainment

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Business

  • Peter Butterfield, President and CEO, Kia Motors America, B.A., Psychology, 1976
  • Lyle Heidemann, President and CEO, True Value Company, B.S., Marketing, 1967
  • Jerry Palmer, Vice President, Caterpillar Inc. WLED Division, B.S., Economics, 1969
  • Brian Grant, Managing Partner, Biscayne Capital Partners Chicago, B.A., 1976

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Media

  • Melissa Barrington, on-camera meteorologist for the The Weather Channel, 1993
  • Tim Bennett, President, Harpo Productions, Inc., B.S., Journalism, 1971
  • Terry Boers, Co-host, Boers and Bernstein, 670AM WSCR Chicago (The Score), B.S., Journalism, 1972
  • Mark Brown, Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times, B.S., Journalism, 1977
  • Lonny Cain, Managing Editor at the Daily Times in Ottawa, IL, B.S., Journalism, 1970
  • Peter J. Gallanis, Editor-in-Chief, Preston Publications Inc., B.A., English, 1993
  • Phil Kadner, Columnist, Daily Southtown, B.S., Journalism, 1974
  • Deborah Nelson, Investigations Editor, L.A. Times, Washington, D.C. Bureau; Winner of 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, B.S., Journalism, 1975
  • Nicole Manske, former Miss Teen Illinois, 1998; was a cheerleader with current IRL race car driver Danica Patrick, Co-host, Speed Report, on the Speed Network.
  • Robert Reed [3] (Journalist), business journalist/commentator for[4]BusinessWeek Chicago [5]Chicago Magazine, WBBM-AM Newsradio 780, Crain's Chicago Business. Presented the NIU Distinguished Alumni Award (2000). B.S., Journalism 1976
  • Sean Riley, Lighting Director for CNBC, 2003
  • Jim Roberts Wielebnicki, Executive Director, ESPN Radio/ESPN Deportes Radio, B.S. Communication Studies, 1984.
  • Crystal Wicker, meteorologist WRTV Channel 6 in Indianapolis.

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Politics

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Athletics

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City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference... Darrell Hill (born June 19, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football wide receiver in the NFL who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... 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Other

  • Deirdre "Dee" Battaglia, Warden, Statesville Correctional Center, B.A., Sociology, 1975
  • Raymond McGury, Chief of Police, Bollingbrook, IL, M.P.A., 2000
  • Manny Sanchez [7], Majority partner in largest minority owned law firm in the United States, B.A., 1970
  • Emil R. Schiesser, Aeronautics Engineer, NASA, B.S., Physics, 1959, M.S., Physics, 1961
  • Paul Sereno, Paleontologist, University of Chicago, B.S., Biology, 1979

... Chief of Police is the title typically given to the head of a police department, particularly in the United States and Canada. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... Paul Callistus Sereno (born October 11, 1957) is an American paleontologist who is the discoverer of several new dinosaur species on several continents. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ...

See also

  • Lorado Taft Field Campus

American sculptor Lorado Taft founded the Eagles Nest Art Colony in 1898. ...

References

  1. ^ National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. Member list. July 2006.
  2. ^ US News. Northern Illinois University 2007 ranking.
  3. ^ The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Northern Illinois University Carnegie Classification.

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