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2003 News Releases

December 2003

12/18/03 NIU's Interactive Illinois Report Card brings public school performance, analysis to computer desktops
12/15/03 Board of Trustees Executive Committee to meet Dec. 18
12/12/03 Channel 5 TV in Chicago will air NIU student documentary on Christmas Day
12/12/03 University seeks public comment for accreditation visit
12/11/03 NIU's Vermeer Quartet earns Grammy nomination for recording of Russian piano quintets
12/9/03 National Art Education Association honors NIU's Madeja as year's top educator
12/8/03 NIU report on 'food security' reminds holiday revelers of nutritional disparity
12/2/03 New online course delves into Catholic Church history
12/1/03 'Good King Wenceslas' named top carol for 2003
12/1/03 Commencement ceremonies to be held Sunday, Dec. 14
12/1/03 Board of Trustees, Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee meetings scheduled for Dec. 4

November 2003

11/18/03 Grad student documentary wins top award at film festival
11/12/03 Association of Allied Health Professions chooses NIU dean as fellow
11/11/03 NIU grant to prepare tomorrow's teachers promotes handheld technology in classrooms
11/11/03 International Week celebrates diversity at NIU
11/10/03 NIU percussion quartet to perform at Percussive Arts Society International Convention
11/10/03 NIU Speech and Hearing Clinic to provide free hearing screenings at Golden Years
11/5/03 Stargazers can view lunar eclipse at NIU observatory
11/4/03 NIU Veterans Club plans annual Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony
11/3/03 NIU to rededicate Duke Ellington Ballroom during Nov. 6 NIU Jazz Ensemble concert

October 2003

10/31/03 Roberto Bento named 2004 NIU Student Lincoln Laureate
10/28/03 NIU graduate students plan annual retreat for Adult and Higher Education students, faculty
10/28/03 NSF grants raise the profile of NIU geology
10/28/03 NIU Chemistry Club will hold annual glassblowing demonstration and sale
10/28/03 NIU gets funky with Sharon Katz & the Peace Train
10/28/03 NIU hosts open house November 11
10/28/03 Northern Illinois University presents singer-songwriter Jason Mraz
10/27/03 Manzullo: NIU will get funding to work with Rockford museum on dinosaur project
10/27/03 NIU College of Health and Human Sciences hosts 'Taste of HHS' to showcase programs, organizations
10/23/03 NIU announces Deaf Awareness Week November 3-7, 2003
10/18/03 NIU unveils plans for Alumni and Visitors Center
10/16/03 NIU invites families to visit 'haunted laboratory'
10/15/03 NIU to host powwow Nov. 1
10/15/03 Public relations expert to lecture at NIU on ethics, corporate culture
10/15/03 NIU Police to stage mock crash
10/15/03 NIU presents Robert Randolph & the Family Band
10/15/03 Easter Seals DuPage will premiere NIU student documentary
10/15/03 NIU instructor presents one-woman show – “Light & Dark”
10/8/03 Northern Illinois University presents singer-songwriter Michelle Branch
10/8/03 University Libraries gets grant to create Web site on 'Mark Twain's Mississippi'
10/7/03 NIU School of Art guest speaker to focus on fabric, fashions of Vienna Workshops
10/7/03 NIU police building relationships on Greek Row
10/7/03 Renowned writer on the Holocaust to lecture at NIU
10/7/03 NIU to host institute on integrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender materials into curriculum
10/3/03 NICADD celebrates $2 million grant
10/2/03 Peters calls for "recommitment to public purpose," preparation for coming enrollment boom
10/2/03 NIU partners with Rockford schools to enhance teachers, prepare future principals
10/1/03 NIU hosts Open House Monday, October 13
10/1/03 Thoreau Edition named 'We the People' project

September 2003

9/30/03 Watson embraces challenges, opportunities of Counseling, Adult and Health Ed
9/30/03 NIU Campus Child Care celebrates 25 years of providing 'peace of mind'
9/30/03 Two NIU faculty receive federal funds for computer-based research ethics projects
9/26/03 Gillio to join NIU legal staff
9/26/03 New NIU center director says Chicago suburbs are unique in the nation
9/25/03 CAB presents Michelle Branch, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Jason Mraz
9/22/03 NIU jazz faculty headline 'Jazz Fest in DeKalb'
9/19/03 “Flamenco Vivo” to dance into DeKalb as second performance in CAB Fine Arts Series
9/18/03 Presidential Teaching Professor tackles meaning of 'liberal education'
9/16/03 Pritchard named associate dean of NIU College of Health and Human Sciences
9/16/03 Northern Star finds its voice in online radio
9/15/03 Tri-County Clinic director honored for nursing leadership
9/15/03 Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 25
9/12/03 Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Sept. 18
9/11/03 Police get community policing grant
9/11/03 Enrollment tops 25,000 for first time in 16 years
9/10/03 NIU-based Panoramic to perform at World Music Festival: Chicago 2003
9/10/03 Job fair numbers hint at improving economy
9/10/03 NIU to co-sponsor conference on edge cities
9/10/03 NIU receives $25,000 grant from EPA to train educators in environmental management
9/9/03 NIU marks Sept. 11 anniversary with volunteer drive
9/9/03 Former president remembered for strong connection with students, commitment to opportunity
9/8/03 Minorities finding success in NIU doctoral ranks
9/3/03 New leader of NIU school-university partnerships focuses on effective use of technology
9/3/03 Professor lobs nutritional advice to U.S. Open tennis stars
9/2/03 Family picnic, cake walk to benefit NIU One-Room School Endowment Fund

August 2003

8/28/03 Board of Trustees meeting notice
8/26/03 Observatory has Mars clearly in sights
8/25/03 Japanese dietitians to visit NIU for first-hand look at dietetics program
8/25/03 NIU using pedal power to reduce parking problems
8/21/03 NIU rallies to welcome students back
8/13/03 NIU unveils new plan to unsnarl Move-in Day traffic
8/7/03 $1.4 million federal grant boosts Center for Southeast Asian Studies
8/6/03 NIU opens 2003-2004 Fine Arts Series with the Ahn Trio
8/5/03 Theater students 'glow' after month-long Moscow trip
8/5/03 Upward Bound program wins renewed four-year federal grant
8/1/03 Media Alert: NIU Commencement -- Saturday, Aug. 9

July 2003

7/16/03 Miller sworn in as NIU student trustee
7/8/03 St. Charles Parks, NIU archaeologists studying site where ancient spear point was discovered
7/2/03 Publisher, poet Haki Madhubuti will deliver July 16 public lecture

June 2003

6/26/03 Board of Trustees elects Gary Skoien as chair
6/26/03 Jozef Bujarski wins Poland's highest academic award
6/23/03 Board of Trustees OKs 3 percent raises
6/18/03 Learning about America through its literature
6/16/03 Vermeer Quartet stirs Supreme Court during command performance in Washington, D.C.
6/16/03 Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, June 19
6/11/03 School of Nursing grads rank high on state boards
6/11/03 Conference to focus on Latino college success
6/9/03 BOT Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee to meet June 10
6/5/03 Vohra recommended for acting dean of Engineering
6/5/03 NIU sets sights on administrator who aims to expand university research mission
6/5/03 Scientists help refine genetic map of rice
6/4/03 Theater students study in Russia
6/3/03 Historian takes top prize with book on all that jazz in Japan

May 2003

5/22/03 DeKalb Area Women’s Center hosts exhibit featuring works of School of Art graduate
5/22/03 Sebenste earns weather warning award
5/20/03 Operating Staff announces Outstanding Service Award recipients
5/20/03 Student newspaper named best in nation – again
5/19/03 Archeologist harvest past from Yorkville cornfield
5/14/03 NIU honors late founder of CHANCE program
5/13/03 Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute celebrates 10 years of reshaping classes
5/12/03 NIU, Microsoft team up to help FSS serve victims of domestic abuse
5/9/03 Winners announced for 18th Annual NIU Math Contest
5/9/03 Research scientist Phil Young lands award from Intergraph
5/7/03 Michael Day named to national post on computers, composition
5/6/03 Board approves tuition increase, technology surcharge
5/6/03 Kasuba, NIU’s first dean of Engineering, to retire
5/6/03 NIU will award honorary doctoral degree to Argonne director
5/2/03 NIU welcomes group from Sri Lanka here for leadership development
5/1/03 Board of Trustees will meet Monday, May 5

April 2003

4/29/03 Commencement set for Saturday, May 10
4/29/03 Oscar winner Michael Moore calls to chat with NIU
4/28/03 Chuck Goudie named NIU's Journalist of the Year
4/24/03 Public invited to screening of NIU student documentaries
4/23/03 NIU and DeKalb Area Women’s Center to host exhibit of Venezuelan art
4/22/03 Anthropologist sinks teeth into study of how primates grow up
4/22/03 12th annual Black Graduate Recognition Ceremonies to be held Sunday, May 4
4/21/03 Alan Zollman elected director of international mathematics association
4/21/03 Liberace Jazztet earns renewed funding from Liberace Foundation
4/21/03 Narayan Hosmane honored by Indian university
4/18/03 Author examines West African influence on women writers in America
4/17/03 NIU announces 2003 recipients of SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence
4/17/03 Interim vice provost prepares for June retirement
4/16/03 Prominent School of Nursing alum to return April 29 for speech, awards
4/14/03 Puerto Rico’s best kept secret comes to NIU
4/14/03 Icon discovery pushes back emergence of ancient Andean religion by a millennium
4/14/03 Survey says voters willing to pay more for education, social services
4/9/03 President reacts to governor's budget message
4/3/03 NIU to host retirement reception for interim vice provost Wheeler
4/3/03 NIU hosts open house April 18
4/3/03 Convocation for Academic Excellence set for April 13
4/2/03 Noted speakers, performers headline NIU's LGBT Awareness Month
4/1/03 Legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble announces spring tour dates with Steve Turre

March 2003

3/31/03 NIU honors three professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching
3/31/03 Steel Band to celebrate three decades with special concert
3/27/03 NIU will celebrate Asian-American heritage in April
3/27/03 World music professor Han to retire from NIU School of Music
3/26/03 NIU names Gabris, Chappell 2003 Presidential Teaching Professors
3/26/03 Kill Hannah to perform at NIU
3/26/03 Noted new author Elizabeth Crane will visit campus April 2
3/25/03 Lecturer at NIU to address 'cult of thinness,' body image
3/20/03 Communication Department presents 'Reality Bytes' Documentary Film Festival
3/19/03 NIU presents underground hip-hop show
3/18/03 NIU places fourth in statewide forensics competition
3/18/03 Communicative disorders chair named vice provost
3/17/03 President takes reins of Mid-American Conference governing council
3/17/03 Board of Trustees to meet March 19
3/13/03 Clothing drive donations to be accepted at NIU Networking Luncheon
3/13/03 NIU, Argonne team up on nanotechnology
3/11/03 Chemists celebrate the arrival of spring with a bang
3/10/03 Conference to focus on Native American issues
3/7/03 BOT Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee to meet March 11
3/7/03 Writer, publishing entrepreneur will lecture at NIU on March 24
3/5/03 President shares new budget information with campus
3/5/03 NIU presents Gaelic Storm
3/3/03 Board of Trustee committees to meet

February 2003

2/28/03 33 NIU students win USOAR grants for research
2/28/03 Student newspaper's alumni induct seven into Hall of Fame
2/27/03 NIU a partner in economic development Ventures in Rockford and Belvidere
2/20/03 Conference to focus on race and children
2/19/03 Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser set to benefit Hope Haven shelter
2/19/03 School of Art presents speaker on Middle Ages books about animals
2/19/03 Christine Worobec and William Baker win 2003 Presidential Research Professorships
2/17/03 NIU slates events for Women's History Month
2/12/03 NIU welcomes guest speakers on national educational issues
2/12/03 Clarinet players, enthusiasts invited to NIU Clarinet Cornucopia
2/11/03 Class teaches art of project management
2/10/03 Geography department partners with Northern Illinois Food Bank
2/10/03 School of Theatre and Dance stages Obie Award-winning "Marisol"
2/6/03 The Lawrence Arms and Infrared to appear with Andrew W.K. at NIU
2/5/03 Professor's play in world premiere production
2/4/03 Spring enrollment mirrors fall increase
2/3/03 Intergraph awards education grant, boosts NIU research technology
2/3/03 NIU hosts open house February 17

January 2003

1/31/03 February marks Black Heritage Month at NIU
1/30/03 NIU showcases Midwest talent in Valentine’s concert
1/29/03 Library receives document collection
1/27/03 Northern Illinois University tresents Andrew W.K
1/24/03 School of Art hosts speaker "The Multiple Intelligences of Fluxus"
1/23/03 NIU-based Web site provides window into Lincoln’s years in Illinois
1/23/03 Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Announces Wilma D. Stricklin Award
1/23/03 Presidential Commission on the Status of Women announces the Martha Cooper Award
1/22/03 School of Theatre and Dance presents "A Man's A Man"
1/17/03 Poet wins Illinois Artistic Fellowship
1/17/03 Clyde Kimball named among most influential people in tech industry
1/15/03 Denise Rode receives outstanding orientation professional award
1/13/03 Professor, dance company, invited to Kennedy Center for the Arts
1/10/03 Zollman elected to post on mathematics research council
1/07/03 NIU welcomes the Chicago Brass Quintet
2002 News Releases