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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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  • NIU researcher makes fishy discovery near South Pole

    NIU researcher makes fishy discovery near South Pole
    Life is supposed to be near-impossible in perpetually dark water under a half-mile of Antarctic ice.
  • One-room school inspires Glen Ellyn teacher to write series on bullying

    One-room school inspires Glen Ellyn teacher to write series on bullying
    Pat HarteNaus stumbled upon a boarded-up building near Galena some years ago that just wouldn't let go of her imagination, leading the longtime teacher to help pave the way for its restoration and to use it as inspiration for a series of books and...

    Conference puts spotlight on Aurora education collaborations

    Conference puts spotlight on Aurora education collaborations
    An annual education conference called attention this week to recent collaborations in Aurora as successful models for other communities, including the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University, the SPARK Aurora Early Childhood...

    Longtime prosecutor announces bid for Northampton County judge

    Longtime prosecutor announces bid for Northampton County judge
    A longtime Northampton County assistant district attorney is the second candidate to announce a bid for a vacant seat on the county's nine-member judicial bench. Abraham P. Kassis, a part-time prosecutor with a civil practice, will be seeking a 10-...

    U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students

    U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students
    The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options. The freeze, if approved by...