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RE: NIU and other state schools downgraded to junk bond status
Powerball and Mega Millions will leave the state of Illinois if a budget isn't passed by the end of June.

http://wgntv.com/2017/06/15/powerball-me...et-passed/
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(06-12-2017 01:55 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  This state has become a giant cesspool. I don't know if it will ever recover unless taxes are significantly increased. I hope I'm outta here before that happens.

Several of the "directional" state schools do have some significantly prominent alumni who are hopefully contributing financially to their alma materDa. NIU has several including

Dan Castellaneta One of Hollywoods best and most famed voice actors
Ned Colletti A giant in MLB, special consultant for the LA Dodgers
Matt Walsh veteran comedic actor currently on VEEP
John Salli billionaire
Maria Kanellis social media queen
Robert Zemeckis Legendary film producer director
Steve Harris veteran tv & movie Actor
Jimmy CHamberlin - drummer Smashing Pumpkins
Nicole Birscoe ESPN sportcaster
CIndy Morgan Actor/Producer with a long career, Caddyshack, Tron,Larry Sanders SHow, CHIPS, Sex, Lies U& VIdeo Tape
Barbara Allyn Woods, Actor- Honey I Shrunk the Kids & One Tree HIll
Jason Matthew Smith- Actor
Gina Kimmel- ex wife of Jimmy Kimmel
Sebastian Manuscalo- Stand Up COmedian Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

I didn't even touch those who played sports at NIU. That is a nice database to tap for talent and $.
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(06-13-2017 09:48 AM)smartnumber Wrote:  
(06-12-2017 01:55 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  This state has become a giant cesspool. I don't know if it will ever recover unless taxes are significantly increased. I hope I'm outta here before that happens.

Moved down to Atlanta in 1991 . . .best move I ever did! (though I still made a lot of bowl games, Orange Bowl, Alabama & Tennessee games, home comings etc) Government Unions will NEVER cut up there, Georgia is balanced, and my property taxes will be reduced from $9,300 to $3,100 because I turn 62!

Guess what, the Chance program that I knew in the 70's just keeps rolling and spending today! Look at the corrupt admin at NIU, especially that CFO!!

I donated so much time, airfare, money, speaking engagements, etc to NIU, but NOT ANYMORE!!!

I moved to Florida about the same time, for the same reasons.
But I have stepped up my contributions to the NIU football program; it needs the support now more than ever.
06-15-2017 03:35 PM
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I moved to Florida about the same time, for the same reasons.
But I have stepped up my contributions to the NIU football program; it needs the support now more than ever.
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I will not let up attending athletic events, especially football, just no more checks handed over to spend on BS . . . . . We need to hook up for a game in the future!!
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(06-15-2017 02:00 PM)Policiious Wrote:  
(06-12-2017 01:55 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  This state has become a giant cesspool. I don't know if it will ever recover unless taxes are significantly increased. I hope I'm outta here before that happens.

Several of the "directional" state schools do have some significantly prominent alumni who are hopefully contributing financially to their alma materDa. NIU has several including

Dan Castellaneta One of Hollywoods best and most famed voice actors
Ned Colletti A giant in MLB, special consultant for the LA Dodgers
Matt Walsh veteran comedic actor currently on VEEP
John Salli billionaire
Maria Kanellis social media queen
Robert Zemeckis Legendary film producer director
Steve Harris veteran tv & movie Actor
Jimmy CHamberlin - drummer Smashing Pumpkins
Nicole Birscoe ESPN sportcaster
CIndy Morgan Actor/Producer with a long career, Caddyshack, Tron,Larry Sanders SHow, CHIPS, Sex, Lies U& VIdeo Tape
Barbara Allyn Woods, Actor- Honey I Shrunk the Kids & One Tree HIll
Jason Matthew Smith- Actor
Gina Kimmel- ex wife of Jimmy Kimmel
Sebastian Manuscalo- Stand Up COmedian Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

I didn't even touch those who played sports at NIU. That is a nice database to tap for talent and $.

For example if NIU's theatre depertment could get half the actors listed here to do workshop or lecture about their careers, what they did to get to where they are now and provide some mentoring; that would have an impact on enrollment which of course would have a financial impact upon the university.

Robert Zemeckis would be a big draw for anyone with a desire to produce/direct films. Ned Colletti & Nicole Briscoe would be attractive for anyone wanting to build a career in sports media or with a sports franchise.
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(06-16-2017 01:11 PM)Policiious Wrote:  
(06-15-2017 02:00 PM)Policiious Wrote:  
(06-12-2017 01:55 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  This state has become a giant cesspool. I don't know if it will ever recover unless taxes are significantly increased. I hope I'm outta here before that happens.

Several of the "directional" state schools do have some significantly prominent alumni who are hopefully contributing financially to their alma materDa. NIU has several including

Dan Castellaneta One of Hollywoods best and most famed voice actors
Ned Colletti A giant in MLB, special consultant for the LA Dodgers
Matt Walsh veteran comedic actor currently on VEEP
John Salli billionaire
Maria Kanellis social media queen
Robert Zemeckis Legendary film producer director
Steve Harris veteran tv & movie Actor
Jimmy CHamberlin - drummer Smashing Pumpkins
Nicole Birscoe ESPN sportcaster
CIndy Morgan Actor/Producer with a long career, Caddyshack, Tron,Larry Sanders SHow, CHIPS, Sex, Lies U& VIdeo Tape
Barbara Allyn Woods, Actor- Honey I Shrunk the Kids & One Tree HIll
Jason Matthew Smith- Actor
Gina Kimmel- ex wife of Jimmy Kimmel
Sebastian Manuscalo- Stand Up COmedian Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

I didn't even touch those who played sports at NIU. That is a nice database to tap for talent and $.

For example if NIU's theatre depertment could get half the actors listed here to do workshop or lecture about their careers, what they did to get to where they are now and provide some mentoring; that would have an impact on enrollment which of course would have a financial impact upon the university.

Robert Zemeckis would be a big draw for anyone with a desire to produce/direct films. Ned Colletti & Nicole Briscoe would be attractive for anyone wanting to build a career in sports media or with a sports franchise.

Didn't Zemeckis go to USC?
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(06-16-2017 02:14 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  Didn't Zemeckis go to USC?

According to this old article, he attended NIU for a couple of years before heading to USC.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-...center-fry
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(06-16-2017 02:27 PM)Doggone Wrote:  
(06-16-2017 02:14 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  Didn't Zemeckis go to USC?

According to this old article, he attended NIU for a couple of years before heading to USC.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-...center-fry

Thank you for that, that's very cool, I didn't see it in any other bio's except that he had "transferred after a short time." But if it is a couple years, then maybe he would be willing to help out.
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