Northern Illinois University - Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

July 16, 2013

President BakerBAKER REPORT:
Frazier selected to move Huskie Athletics forward

Northern Illinois University enjoys a strong national reputation for academics and athletics.  This morning we introduced NIU's new associate vice president and director of Huskie athletics—Sean Frazier at a news conference here in DeKalb. We are introducing him to Chicago media this afternoon.

The AVP/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics position attracted more than 40 top candidates from across the country due in large part to NIU's outstanding resources for student academic success, a tradition of excellence in competition and in the classroom, strong donor base, and excellent facilities.

I have no doubt that Sean's reputation for inspiring student academic, career, and athletic success as well as building strong community ties in an ethical manner will be an inspiration to the students and staff he leads.  I have strong confidence that he will build upon the strong foundation within Huskie athletics and aggressively move us forward.

I invite you to read more about Sean Frazier as well as other news of interest below.

Go Huskies!


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newsNIU introduces new Athletics Director
Sean Frazier, a talented and proven leader whose emphasis on student-athlete academic and athletic success is a perfect fit for NIU, was selected as the Huskies’ new associate vice president and director of Athletics.

NIU sub to make Tahoe maiden voyage this week
NIU's 28-foot-long robotic submarine, built for exploration beneath the Antarctic ice shelf, is making its maiden voyage this week in one of the nation's deepest and most-celebrated bodies of water--Lake Tahoe.

EAB infested trees to be replaced
The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer infestation in many trees on campus, and plans have been made to remove and replace infested trees during the summer and fall.

Nursing alum honored by White House
Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, has been named a Champion of Change in the category of Climate and Health by the White House. She and other champions were recognized at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House July 9.


Author Mike Mullin to visit campus July 30, 31
Author Mike Mullin will visit Northern Illinois University July 30 and 31 to discuss his writing process, his thoughts on censorship and the science behind his popular young adult novels in the “Ashfall“ series.

goingonExplore the Science of Beer at Aug. 6 STEM Café
The next time you grab a frosty mug of your favorite brew, consider this: the beer that you drink is created in labs, viewed under microscopes, analyzed and inspected to ensure the correct oxygen levels and alcohol content. Learn more when the NIU STEM Café presents “The Science of Beer” at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora August 6.

NIU engineer publishes collaborative work with father
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology assistant professor Federico Sciammarella recently published one of 15 chapters in the book “Holography – Basic Principles and Contemporary Applications” with the collaboration of his father.


GlobalNIU profs part of Antarctica study
Two Northern Illinois University professors are part of an international research team trying to anticipate rising sea levels in Antarctica (From Northern Public Radio).

Understanding the unthinkable
NIU students travel with historian J.D. Bowers to The Hague, Netherlands to explore history of genocide, international justice.

NIU students ‘Discover Montreal’ during study abroad trip
“Discovering Montreal” is one of two Vision 2020 initiatives launched to increase student participation in study abroad. The program is a partnership among the NIU Study Abroad Office, the NIU University Honors Program and the Université de Montréal.