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  • NIU Nexus

    NIU has many volunteer opportunities appropriate for alumni at all stages and places in their lives – all of which are in need of your support!

  • Aurand Honored With Marketing Professorship

    The James E. Thompson Professorship in Marketing is renewed and extended to professor Tim Aurand again to bring research results into the classroom.

  • NIU Alumni Association Seeking Applications for NIUAA Board of Directors

    Are you interested in serving your alma mater as a director on the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association’s board of directors? The deadline for applications is March 4, 2018.

  • Networking Reception at the State Capitol

    Alumni are invited to join university officials and members of the Illinois General Assembly at a networking reception to discuss NIU priorities. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference!

  • Alumni Volunteer Opportunities This Semester

    Reconnect with NIU by making a difference in the lives of students or helping the community. Check out several ways that you can give back this semester.

  • Leveraging the Best Communication Style in the Workplace

    Through NIU Jobs PLUS, alumna Audrey Southard is teaching students about communication styles that all employees could benefit from to improve their job relationships.

  • Scholarships for Students

    Let a student know how easy it is to access scholarships through AcademicWorks, which includes our Merit Scholarship and the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship. The deadline to apply for most scholarships is Jan. 31.

  • Alumna Reaches Out to Congress to Advocate for Dreamers

    Sen. Tammy Duckworth shares Christian Villalobos' story on the Senate floor to advocate for young immigrants who are contributing to the nation.

  • NIU Law Earns 84% Passage on Bar Exam

    Northern Illinois College of Law is proud to announce that the passage rate for first-time takers on the Illinois July 2017 bar was 84 percent, four points above the state average.

  • Tuition Frozen, Domestic Rate Extended

    The NIU Board of Trustees voted to lower fees and freeze tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year during its Dec. 7 meeting.

  • Cornelius Makes List of Best U.S. Attorneys

    Vincent Cornelius (J.D. '89) has been recognized in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice area of criminal defense.

  • Key Honored for Her Philanthropy

    During her half-century career in education, Marguerite Key developed a clear view of what made a positive difference in reaching, and teaching, students.

  • Radous Honored by Crain’s

    Citing his dedication and strong business acumen, Crain’s Chicago Business has named UniCarriers Americas Corp. President James J. Radous III to its 50@50+ list. The distinction honors individuals who are at or above 50 years of age and who have made...

  • Temple Grandin to Speak on Autism

    Best-selling author and internationally acclaimed speaker Temple Grandin will be on campus Wednesday, Dec. 6, to talk about “Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds.”

  • Alumnus Donates $1 Million to Benefit Students

    During NIU Foundation’s annual gala, Red and Black, this month, a $1 million gift from John Burns (’88) and his wife, Denise Burns, of River Forest, Illinois, was part of the celebration.