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Northern Illinois University

Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to d... Show more »
Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to death in a lecture hall by gunman, Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, who then killed himself. Killed were NIU students Gayle Dubowski, 20; Catalina Garcia, 20; Julianna Gehant, 32: Ryanne Mace, 19; and Daniel Parmenter, 20. « Show less

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  • Elgin Symphony presenting jazz show with Blues Bros. sax man Lou Marini

    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra next month will be presenting its first jazz concert, which will feature a musician who played with the Blues Brothers and other big acts.
  • Northern Illinois University offers 'Game of Thrones' course

    Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The University Honors Program calls the class "Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History" and students can take the course for honors credit,...

    Northern Illinois offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'

    Northern Illinois offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'
    Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The University Honors Program calls the class "Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History" and students can take the course for honors credit. The...

    Sam Rotolo, longtime Batavia Junior High principal, dies at 89

     Sam Rotolo, longtime Batavia Junior High principal, dies at 89
    Sam Rotolo was the longtime principal at Batavia Junior High School, which in 2001 was renamed Rotolo Middle School. Mr. Rotolo was a role model for students and teachers alike, those who knew him said. "He had a lasting impact on generations of...

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.
    'Game of Thrones' events, an art sale and more weekend things to do in Chicago April 10-12. EAT 'Game of Thrones' Wild Boar Dinner Frontier 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-772-4322 Eat like royalty while watching the last three episodes of the HBO...