I can’t tell you how happy I am to bring you the return of an NIU tradition, Northern Now magazine. Whether you’re reading this in print or online, I hope you will find the stories included to be interesting and inspirational. From the announcement of our first female leader to a taste of the impact NIU makes around the world, you will find the content contained herein to be engaging and informative.

If you’d like to receive a printed edition of Northern Now, it’s easy; just join the NIU Alumni Association as a dues-paying member. It’s just one of the many benefits you’ll receive, while supporting alumni programming and scholarships. We welcome your input and feedback! We can always do better, and it takes your insight for us to improve. Enjoy the issue, and go Huskies!

Reggie Bustinza
Executive Director, Northern Illinois
University Alumni Association