School district officials in Rockford are partnering with NIU's College of Education to better train administrators. The goal is to build leaderships skills among Rockford's 100 public school principals and assistant principals.
Internationally renowned poet, Lucien Stryk, died January 24th in London at the age of 88. Stryk wrote and edited more than two dozen books, including collections of his poetry, and translations of Chinese and Japanese Zen poetry. He also taught creative writing and Asian literature at Northern Illinois University from 1958 until he retired in 1991.