On Thursday, October 29, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to appear at the Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus. Rauner will be the keynote speaker at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s annual dinner and State of the County program, scheduled from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, inside the student center. Tickets are required for admission to the event.
According to the NIU Alumni Newsletter, NIU students, led by the NIU Student Association, plan to rally in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons, the public area directly outside the Holmes Student Center, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Student Association has invited students from other colleges and universities in the region, including Northeastern, DePaul, and Kishwaukee, to join them. The rally is scheduled to include a voter registration drive and petition drive, and state legislators have been invited to attend and meet with those attending the rally.
The NIU Alumni Association invites alumni to attend the rally as well in a show of support for NIU.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commons, NIU
- The impact of MAP funding on NIU and on individual students
- The effect of the budget impasse on DeKalb County
- The effect of the budget impasse on local social services
- How the budget impasse has affected construction on NIU’s Stevens Annex
- How other schools have been affected by the state budget
- Response from state legislators
NIU Fast Facts
- NIU has seven degree-granting colleges, 56 undergraduate majors, and 80 graduate programs.
- NIU enrolls more than 20,000 students, including 1,211 international students representing nearly 80 nations.
- NIU has more than 230,000 alumni living worldwide, including nearly 150,000 in the Chicagoland region alone.