Selection Criteria

In every life there are turning points – moments big and small that change direction for individuals and institutions. Members of the NIU community who submitted suggestions for the 125 key moments were asked to consider whether the events they nominated did the following:

  • Enhanced NIU’s reputation
  • Had a lasting effect
  • Set direction for some significant period
  • Were a cause for celebration
  • Were a cause for deep reflection
  • Represented either a joyous or difficult time
  • Had a significant impact on students and/or the university community
  • Built institutional pride