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2002 News Releases

December 2002

12/17/02 Women's Studies announces Mothers Memorial Scholarship Fund
12/12/02 NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers free hearing screenings to area residents
12/11/02 NIU School of Nursing ranks high on state boards
12/10/02 NIU, College of DuPage build bridge for clinical laboratory sciences students
12/04/02 Finlayson Named NIU Lincoln Laureate For 2003
12/03/02 NIU Commencement, Sunday, December 15
12/03/02 NIU presents Maxin’ and Relaxin’ Night with the Amish Armada and Shortbus
12/03/02 Regular Business Meeting of the Board Of Trustees Of Northern Illinois University

November 2002

11/26/02 Holly And The Ivy Named Carol Of The Year For 2002
11/20/02 NIU President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters to host annual holiday luncheon
11/20/02 NIU announces retirement reception for George Shur, longtime general counsel
11/20/02 Parents of Harlem elementary students to learn home teaching tips from NIU interns
11/20/02 Puppetry exhibits on display in HSC and Stevens Building
11/19/02 Davidson To Lead New Office Of Legal Services At NIU
11/19/02 NIU Accountancy Cracks Top 10: Ranked Seventh In The Nation
11/19/02 NIU Sales Program First In The Land To Earn Accreditation
11/19/02 NIU Shakespeare expert creates award-winning online course
11/18/02 DeKalb County Community Foundation gift to NIU museum is no small wonder
11/12/02 NIU College of Health and Human Sciences associate dean Sharon Miller to retire
11/06/02 NIU English professor assembles anthology of WWI poetry
11/05/02 NIU Hosts Acclaimed Chamber Ensemble – Cantus
11/04/02 Dan Loescher Named NIU Rockford Business Alum Of The Year
11/04/02 NIU Engineering graduate students take top honors

October 2002

10/31/02 NIU Fulbright recipient conducting research in Cambodia
10/30/02 Singer-Songwriter Ben Kweller To Perform at NIU
10/30/02 NIU Veterans Club to host annual Veterans' Day ceremony
10/29/02 Freestyle for Nappy Roots Tickets
10/29/02 NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents "The Laramie Project"
10/29/02 NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic teams with Easter Seals of Elgin to provide local therapy services
10/17/02 NIU chemists celebrate 'Mole Day' with a bang
10/17/02 In new book, NIU's Robert Self explores the work of vanguard filmmaker
10/16/02 “The Scarlet Pimpernel” comes to DeKalb
10/16/02 Participants sought for Women's History Month activities
10/16/02 NIU takes its outreach program on the road to schools in region
10/11/02 NIU partners with National Weather Service to protect DeKalb County with warning radio
10/10/02 NIU produces an old play a new way
10/10/02 NIU graduate students plan annual student/faculty retreat for Adult Continuing Education
10/10/02 Blagojevich ahead in DeKalb county, NIU class finds
10/10/02 Nappy Roots to appear at NIU
10/10/02 Twelve external NIU programs combined into single unit as "Division of University Outreach"
10/07/02 General counsel George Shur announces retirement from NIU
10/04/02 Documentary on DeKalb's Underground Railroad will premiere Oct. 17 in Sycamore
10/03/02 Budget, enrollment top list of issues in president's annual address
10/03/02 Literacy Education receives $1.45 million federal grant
10/03/02 NIU announces creation of two high tech laboratories
10/3/02 Former Lucent executive named to run new tech center
10/03/02 NIU class takes political pulse of DeKalb county
10/02/02 National Weather Service declares NIU 'Storm-Ready'
10/02/02 125 companies expected at NIU Job Fair Oct.9

September 2002

9/27/02 NIU Hosts Open House October 14
9/26/02 School of Theatre and Dance Studio Series opens with "Homage to Love"
9/25/02 NIU's Ross Powell to help lead international Antarctic drilling project
9/23/02 Barsema Hall puts NIU College of Business on the leading edge (complete press kit)
9/20/02 Parade of Flags will close International Week
9/20/02 NIU conference aims to help female students focus on career opportunities
9/19/02 NIU lands grant to help develop leadership skills in Sri Lankan women
9/19/02 NIU hosts Late Night Catechism at the Egyptian Theatre
9/18/02 NIU conference tackles contemporary ethics
9/17/02 Michael Martin takes helm of University Honors
9/15/02 Small fire briefly evacuates NIU residence hall
9/13/02 NIU Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 24
9/13/02 NIU’s Campus Activities Board presents The Killing Tree and Spitalfield
9/12/02 NIU student-made documentary gets rave reviews
9/12/02 Official fall enrollment total nears 25,000
9/10/02 NIU's School of Theatre and Dance presents "The Servant of Two Masters"
9/09/02 NIU prepares to celebrate International Week
9/05/02 Campus to observe Sept. 11 anniversary
9/04/02 England’s Choir of Clare College to perform Sept. 17 concert at NIU
9/03/02 Preliminary enrollment figures suggest record increase
9/03/02 Blazey named spokesperson of DZero experiment at Fermilab
9/03/02 Loston Harris to perform on NIU's campus

August 2002

8/30/02 NIU offers tutoring in reading for students who need extra help
8/30/02 NIU offers assessment, instruction for struggling readers near Streamwood
8/30/02 NIU offers assessment, instruction for struggling readers near Naperville
8/27/02 NIU to host second ‘flying’ workshop for technical theatre workers
8/27/02 NIU's Chandelier Room re-opens after dining room, kitchen renovations
8/22/02 NIU's new International Programs director has worldly view, wealth of experience
8/16/02 NIU Convocation Center box office opens Monday for ticket business
8/16/02 Cultures Welcome Night: Unity in the Community
8/15/02 Convocation Center welcomes Counting Crows, Dishwalla Sept. 25
8/14/02 New breed of heat wave -- NIU researcher: It's not the summer heat but the humidity complete press kit
8/01/02 College town favorites Mike and Joe to headline NIU Convocation Center’s ‘Welcome Back Concert’ Aug. 27
8/01/02 NIU Convocation Center staff invite public to Aug. 25 open house

July 2002

7/24/02 NIU, RVC announce free informational session on bachelor's degree completion program
7/17/02 NIU Professor Biswa Datta elected to prestigious Russian academy
7/15/02 NIU to host national pool championships August 8-10 at Huskies Den
7/12/02 NIU’s Tri-County Clinic receives new endowments
7/11/02 NIU Convocation Center seeks part-time employees during two-day job fair
7/10/02 Legendary Studs Terkel to visit NIU

June 2002

6/28/02 U.S. Secretary of Education names NIU athletic director to national Title IX commission
6/21/02 Sanchez re-elected chair of NIU Board of Trustees
6/21/02 Bill Cosby to open NIU Convocation Center
6/18/02 NIU Regional History Center photos on display at DeKalb’s The House
6/18/02 Final state budget cuts additional $3.3 million from NIU;
Shortfall totals nearly $13 million for FY03
6/18/02 NIU physicists, engineers form ‘scintillating’ partnership
6/7/02 Graduate student’s research recognized in international competition
6/6/02 NIU to name Christine Sorensen dean of College of Education
6/4/02 NIU School of Theatre and Dance 2002-03 season subscriptions announced
6/3/02 Kinesiology and Physical Education chair plans summer retirement from NIU

May 2002

5/31/02 NIU alumna exhibits artwork
5/30/02 NIU President John Peters honors Manzullo, IRS commissioner for service to higher education
5/29/02 NIU names new director of University Resources for Latinos
5/29/02 NIU hosts Conference on Accommodative Teaching and Assistive Technologies
5/28/02 Media Alert: NIU to honor U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti for service to higher education
5/28/02 NIU inks pact to promote scholarly ties with Vietnam
5/17/02 NIU's Convocation Center and Ticketmaster sign multi-year ticketing agreement
5/15/02 English department lands $182,000 Fulbright studies grant
5/15/02 Center for Governmental Studies presents new census data analysis
5/10/02 Historian’s book on the Mexican Revolution named selection of book club
5/10/02 NIU's Vohra honored by Richard J. Daley College
5/9/02 NIU Speech and Hearing Clinic celebrates gift from DeKalb County Community Foundation
5/9/02 Senior from Loves Park wins 17th annual NIU Math Contest
5/8/02 Blecksmith, Giles and Jones receive Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awards
5/7/02 NIU Jazz Ensemble vocalist Nicholas Brooks to begin professional career in Las Vegas
5/7/02 NIU survey finds state uneasy over unemployment
5/3/02 New student parking permit created
5/2/02 State budget picture worsens; Peters says campus layoffs now possible
5/2/02 NIU's Convocation Center sets grand opening

April 2002

4/30/02 NIU to host retirement reception for Manfred Thullen, director of international programs
4/29/02 University Resources for Latinos hosts events to celebrate director’s contributions
4/29/02 NIU hosts exhibit of Venezuelan art
4/29/02 Media Alert - NIU Commencement, Saturday, May 11
4/26/02 NIU to host accommodative teaching conference May 31
4/26/02 NIU announces recipients of SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence
4/25/02 After 29 years of keeping NIU safe, Hunter retires
4/25/02 Pay lot available free of charge to students during finals
4/25/02 NIU Center to hold Prairie Parkway Meetings
4/24/02 History Professor Stephen Kern wins Guggenheim Fellowship
4/23/02 Nine NIU students inducted into Psi Chi honor society
4/23/02 Drury named NIU Journalist of the Year
4/22/02 NIU earns high marks, approval from teacher-education accreditation council
4/22/02 Two NIU students place in nation’s top 20 at forensics tourney
4/22/02 NIU Co-Op Ed lands state's largest grant
4/18/02 Well-known experts to debate overseas conflict
4/18/12 NIU's Outstanding Service Award recipients announced
4/17/02 Families touched by nurses endow NIU School of Nursing
4/16/02 NIU Steel Band invited to perform during World Cup festivities in Korea
4/15/02 NIU to celebrate renovations at Douglas Hall 'Honors House'
4/11/02 Weilbaker named Phillip Morris Professor of Sales
4/11/02 NIU Graduate School Dean Jerrold Zar looks toward summer retirement
4/11/02 NIU Chamber Choir invited to sing at international choir festival in Poland
4/11/02 NIU Spring Dance Concert features acrobatic piece
4/9/02 NIU faculty, students and alums to participate in community art event
4/9/02 NIU Alumni Association names Year 2002 Alumni Award recipients
4/5/02 NIU Tri-County Clinic offers health fairs for Hispanics
4/4/02 NIU professor part of research team publishing on draft sequence of the rice genome
4/3/02 Showcase 2002: NIU to exhibit technology innovations
4/3/02 NIU art professor Dorothea Bilder stirs Brazil with gallery showing
4/2/02 Celebrated poet Li-Young Lee to give April 23 reading at NIU
4/2/02 NIU professor Paul Ilsley receives Fulbright Fellowship
4/1/02 NIU names trio of veteran educators as 2002 Presidential Teaching Professors

March 2002

3/29/02 NIU forensics teams comes home with awards
3/28/02 NIU honors USOAR students for artistry, research projects
3/28/02 NIU to host retirement reception for Jerrold Zar, graduate school dean
3/26/02 Work on storm sewers to close roads Thursday and Friday
3/21/02 NIU Board approves tuition hike for 2002-03
3/21/02 Researchers track Illinois storm damage to crops via NASA satellite
3/19/02 Biomedical ethics experts from the Netherlands will speak on euthanasia
3/18/02 Performance to explore life of Edgar Allen Poe
3/18/02 NIU hosts Open House March 29
3/14/02 NIU researcher says national TV spotlight linked to how refs call college hoops
complete press kit
3/13/02 Renowned expert on genetically modified plants will deliver public lecture March 21 at NIU
3/12/02 World-renowned Vermeer Quartet to perform Haydn’s ‘The Seven Last Words of Christ’
3/11/02 NIU student newspaper inducts third class to Hall of Fame
3/6/02 Parrish, Meganathan and Bloom win prestigious Presidential Research Professorships
3/5/02 Potential NIU budget shortfall totals $9-$10 million;
Peters outlines "shared response"
3/4/02 NIU’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser set to benefit Hope Haven shelter
3/4/02 Coming soon to a school near you: NIU's Frontier Physics
3/1/02 NIU's Deaf Volleyball Team takes first in tournament

February 2002

2/22/02 Tools available to make judging of Olympic figure skating fairer
2/21/02 NIU president says governor "honored commitment to education" in FY03 austerity budget plan
2/21/02 Women's Studies Program announces Dorothy McBride Stetson as graduate colloquium speaker
2/20/02 NIU to hold math contest for high school students
2/20/02 East Lagoon dredging done, creek work begins
2/19/02 NIU plans events in honor of Women’s History Month
2/19/02 NIU Spring Job Fair scheduled for Feb. 27
2/19/02 NIU plans Summer Employment Fair for March
2/19/02 NIU Women’s Studies announces essay contest winners
2/18/02 NIU gets grant to study thermal storage for campus
2/15/02 NIU celebrates Body Image Awareness Week Feb. 25-March 1
2/14/02 NIU Community School of the Arts to present biannual Performathon
2/14/02 NIU historian’s new book examines daily life in the 1920s and 1930s
2/14/02 Final NIU share of statewide budget reduction totals about $4.8 million for FY02
2/13/02 NIU student newspaper Web site wins second national honor
2/13/02 NIU researchers dispel myths about women and math
Special calculus course for women deemed big success
2/8/02 Political science class on terrorism draws huge interest from students
2/7/02 NIU alumnae among exhibitors at the DeKalb Women's Center

January 2002

1/31/02 NIU Accounting prof says accounting profession is sound despite Enron-Andersen scandal
1/24/02 NIU study to explore development, control issues surrounding "outer belt" highway project
1/24/02 NIU continues federal project to prepare teachers for technology
1/24/02 NIU professor works to improve parent-teacher relationships
1/24/02 NIU partnership with DeKalb schools helps young students relate math to life
1/23/02 NIU's Dialogue on Race program seeks to break racial barriers
1/23/02 NIU study urges swifter screening of pilots ticketed for DUI
1/17/02 NIU School of Nursing caps year of local, national honors
1/16/02 Three key leadership searches launched
1/16/02 College students not afraid to study abroad after Sept. 11 attacks
1/16/02 NIU Convocation Center books first major event
1/15/02 NIU, Rock Valley College partner to offer bachelor's degree programs in Rockford by Fall 2002
1/11/02 NIU biologist wins $4.1 million for epilepsy research
1/10/02 ROTC graduates ready for combat against fragile U.S. economy, job market
1/10/02 NIU faculty, staff present best practices at national assessment conference