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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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  • New Elgin coach Anthony Mason starts rebuilding football program

    New Elgin coach Anthony Mason starts rebuilding football program
    When Anthony Mason played defensive back at Bishop McNamara and at Northern Illinois University, he took teams scoring against him personally.
  • Marjorie Nystrom, teacher, dies at 74

     Marjorie Nystrom, teacher, dies at 74
    Marjorie Esther Nystrom taught biology and ecology for more than 30 years at high schools in Lombard and Glen Ellyn. "She loved biology, but she loved working with kids even more," said Chris Schwarz, a retired Glenbard East High School biology teacher....

    Enfield Names Special Education Instructor 'Teacher Of The Year'

    Enfield Names Special Education Instructor 'Teacher Of The Year'
    ENFIELD — Special education teacher Connie Mazzetta says she doesn't have a "typical" day; instead, she moves from classroom to classroom, helping students and teachers communicate. "I have to, in my role as a consultant, help adults understand...

    Glenn Rogers, longtime Glen Ellyn school principal, dies at 83

     Glenn Rogers, longtime Glen Ellyn school principal, dies at 83
    Glenn W. Rogers taught at a grade school in Elmhurst before working as a principal at several west suburban schools, including a 27-year run as the head of Park View Elementary School in Glen Ellyn. "Glenn was a very good principal who really cared...

    NIU students to get community tours during orientation

    Prospective Northern Illinois University students will get the chance to better learn DeKalb County under a new partnership between the university and a visitors' bureau. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1GEWZeJ) that families of...