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2004 News Releases


December 2004

12/22/04 Archaeologists shed new light on Americas' earliest known civilization
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12/22/04 NIU mourns former professor, vice provost
12/17/04 NIU Accountancy programs retain Top 10 rankings
12/16/04 NIU's Interactive Illinois Report Card turns student performance statistics into powerful tools
12/16/04 Trustees re-name building in honor of Monat
12/14/04 Castle gift backs faculty library at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
12/14/04 Jerrold, Carol Zar make contribution to NIU's Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
12/14/04 Hosmane receives prestigious German professorship
12/9/04 NIU police offer safety reminders
12/6/04 NIU launches Institute for Neutron Therapy at Fermilab
12/6/04 Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Dec. 9
12/6/04 Media Alert: NIU Commencement - Sunday, Dec. 12

November 2004

11/29/04 NIU invites community to Altgeld Hall open house
11/29/04 NIU professors to write next chapter in College of Education's Kenya Literacy Project
11/29/04 Survey: NIU students give 'thumbs up' to online courses
11/29/04 NIU technical theater students to bring Tennessee's Christmas to life
11/29/04 "Go Tell It on the Mountain" named Carol of the Year for 2004
11/22/04 NIU researcher finds most workplace violence comes from customers, not co-workers
11/16/04 NIU gets grant to study green manufacturing
11/12/04 Five medical professionals from the Congo coming to NIU for two weeks of training in HIV-AIDS prevention
11/10/04 NIU music professor to promote playfulness during Presidential Teaching Professor seminar
11/9/04 NIU Accountancy students earn honors in national competition
11/9/04 NIU Art Museum displays ‘hidden treasures’ of Burma
11/8/04 NIU Chemistry Club to sponsor glassblowing demonstration, sale
11/8/04 International Week will celebrate NIU diversity
11/5/04 NIU Veterans Club plans annual Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony
11/3/04 Sister Patti Hannon returns to NIU saving guilty souls from sin
11/2/04 NIU School of Nursing professor wins national award for gerontological nursing research
11/2/04 Retired president and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., to speak Nov. 11 at NIU on globalization
11/2/04 NIU psychologists have a new read on comprehension
11/1/04 NIU hosts open house November 11

October 2004

10/27/04 Visiting scholar will lecture on Islam, international relations
10/26/04 Jackson Katz to address students at NIU, Sycamore High School
10/26/04 Markets don't care who is elected, NIU profs find
10/26/04 DCFS looks to NIU for help in assessing children
10/25/04 Ben Ogle named 2005 NIU Student Lincoln Laureate
10/21/04 MEDIA ADVISORY: Northern Star to host debate for state representative election
10/18/04 Creative grant requests garner repeated renewals for NIU School of Music
10/18/04 NIU student poll gives Bush the edge
10/16/04 Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center expected to nurture alumni pride, culture of giving
10/13/04 NIU Executive Club Gala set for Nov. 5
10/13/04 John F. Banzhaf to kickoff public interest law lecture series at NIU College of Law
10/13/04 NIU's Asian American Center ready to unite, energize students with common bond
10/13/04 NIU's haunted laboratory promises a thrilling, chilling learning experience
10/13/04 Innovative, hyper-kinetic, powerful ensemble to perform at NIU
10/13/04 Howie Day and Nickel Creek to perform to NIU
10/12/04 NIU installs new lightning detection system for protection during outdoor events
10/11/04 NIU will hold evening of chemistry demonstrations
10/11/04 NIU Department of Public Safety to stage mock DUI
10/7/04 NIU gets grant to partner with Argonne on fuel cell research
10/7/04 Research of NIU astrophysicist has sponsors beaming
10/7/04 NIU’s Altgeld Hall reopens for second century of service
10/7/04 $2.5 million will help NIU geologists advance study of global climate, environment
10/6/04 NIU's Dialogue on Race weekend works to open students' eyes, hearts
10/6/04 MEDIA ALERT: NIU President John Peters to deliver annual State of the University Address inside historic Altgeld Hall
10/5/04 Proposals sought for 2005 Women’s History Month at NIU
10/5/04 NIU athletic training students to work Chicago Marathon
10/4/04 Peters named to blue-ribbon task force seeking to boost Argonne’s bid for $1 billion project
10/1/04 NIU student pollsters look to gauge pre-election mood

September 2004

9/30/04 Martin E. Marty will kick off W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series
9/30/04 NIU hosts seventh annual State Civil Service Council/Senate Retreat
9/27/04 NIU hosts open house October 11
9/27/04 NIU College of Health and Human Sciences names chairs for two departments
9/22/04 Trump gives an 'A' to NIU Marketing Apprentice class
9/22/04 NASA scientist to discuss preparations for manned flights to MARS
9/21/04 Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Sept. 23
9/21/04 NIU takes steps to control enrollment, match student numbers to available resources
9/17/04 Al Golin to speak in honor of pioneer public relations educator
9/15/04 Parade of Flags promises to be banner event
9/14/04 Texas artist Al Souza to speak at NIU School of Art
9/14/04 NIU conference aims to introduce female high school students to college, careers
9/14/04 Ortega takes interim whistle for NIU's Huskie Band
9/13/04 NIU seeks host families for brief international exchange
9/13/04 NIU Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 23
9/10/04 NIU School of Music celebrates purchase of new grand piano
9/9/04 NIU documentary makers win awards, develop niche
9/9/04 U.S. State Department boosts NIU’s efforts in Sri Lanka
9/8/04 NIU unveils plan for ultra-high-speed, regional network
9/1/04 You’re fired!: NIU brings excitement of "The Apprentice" to the classroom

August 2004

8/31/04 NIU Glass Gallery hosts student show ‘Marking Time’
8/31/04 Human Rights Campaign activist Candace Gingrich to reach out to NIU students
8/31/04 NIU writing stars invited to read works at Midwest Literary Festival
8/30/04 Northern Illinois University Fine Arts season opens with Nebellen Dance Company
8/27/04 Faculty, alumni to exhibit in upcoming visual, literary arts show
8/27/04 Board of Trustees announces committee meetings for Wednesday, Sept. 1
8/26/04 Winifred Creamer wins Fulbright Scholar Award
8/25/04 Five NIU deans promote P-20 initiatives to national audience
8/25/04 NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers seminar on hearing loss, hearing aids
8/24/04 NIU’s Dwight King assists Jimmy Carter in monitoring historic Indonesian election
8/23/04 U.S. News taps top programs at NIU
8/23/04 NIU’s MPA program has top ranking, long legacy
8/23/04 Phillips named NIU’s new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
8/17/04 NIU pilot program seeks 'host families' for state wards
8/16/04 NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and UGS expand opportunities for future engineers
8/16/04 NIU's Tri-County Community Health Center welcomes new director
8/13/04 NIU offers early move-in opportunity for DeKalb County freshmen
8/4/04 NIU announces Move-In Day traffic plan
8/4/04 Board of Trustees schedules meeting for Aug. 11

July 2004

7/28/04 Search for new NIU athletics director down to three finalists
7/28/04 Local childhood development leaders create posters to promote evaluations, intervention services
7/27/04 NIU names Hemphill vice president for Student Affairs
7/26/04 NIU professor Paul Ilsley prepares for final chapter of Fulbright project in Finland
7/26/04 NIU Board of Trustees welcomes new student representative
7/26/04 NIU School of Art gallery ready for rebirth
7/26/04 MEDIA ALERT — NIU commencement Saturday, Aug. 7
7/22/04 NIU receives more federal funds for combat systems research
7/15/04 NIU, Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging host informational workshops for caregivers
7/14/04 Kuhn named senior research associate at NIU
7/14/04 NIU faculty will help shape history in Rockford schools
7/13/04 Blazey settles into second term as DZero spokesperson
7/13/04 NIU professor John A. Niemi remembered for love of students, teaching
7/13/04 NIU technical theater whiz helps bring Disney cartoon to life
7/8/04 NIU art education students to teach during MDA camp

June 2004

6/28/04 NIU College of Education's associate dean to study educational administration in Thailand
6/23/04 NIU's Blackwell Museum raises $6,000, honors Resource Bank, DeKalb County Farm Bureau
6/21/04 NIU student invited to meet with Nobel Laureates
6/17/04 Chick Evans Field House reopens as annex to Student Recreation Center
6/16/04 Scholars worldwide will visit NIU for course on America
6/15/04 NIU School of Nursing professors win grant to enhance undergraduate curriculum in gerontology
6/15/04 Board of Trustees schedules meeting for Thursday, June 17
6/14/04 NIU Police roll out gas/electric hybrid squad car
6/10/04 Research helps open door to nanoscale machines
6/9/04 NIU scientists are part of Fermi team publishing in Nature
6/8/04 NIU theater students journey to Russia to 'reconnect with artistic lineage'
6/3/04 'Day After' scenarios are fiction, but climate concerns are fact
6/1/04 Board of Trustees schedules meetings for Wednesday, June 2

May 2004

5/28/04 NIU, Norris Cultural Arts Center announce plans for 'College in Residence' series
5/28/04 NIU's One-Room Schoolhouse banquet to honor DeKalb County Farm Bureau
5/26/04 NIU degree in public health earns national recognition
5/25/04 NIU's One-Room Schoolhouse banquet will screen Resource Bank documentary
5/21/04 NIU's One-Room Schoolhouse celebrates grant from DeKalb County Community Foundation
5/20/04 NIU anthropologist examines role of cultural models in democratic societies
5/19/04 NIU offers Creative Writing Camp for high school students
5/18/04 History's David Kyvig wins Wilson Center fellowship
5/17/04 Retired NIU librarian endows scholarships for artists, musicians
5/11/04 NIU School of Nursing mourns passing of its first faculty member
5/6/04 NIU offers summer online courses
5/6/04 College of Health and Human Sciences names Dean's Award recipients
5/5/04 NIU School of Nursing chair leaves university for law career
5/5/04 NIU nursing student prepares for African research experience
5/4/04 Bonnicksen, Gonzales and Lin win NIU's top prize for research
5/4/04 NIU names Blair, Giles and Ridnour 2004 Presidential Teaching Professors
5/4/04 Project REAL partnership adds cutting-edge technology to Rockford classrooms
5/4/04 Supporters of NIU's One-Room Schoolhouse plan fundraiser banquet, silent auction June 11

April 2004

4/30/04 NIU Board approves tuition plan
4/30/04 NIU student speakers among tops in nation
4/29/04 May shines spotlight on speech-language problems during 'Better Hearing and Speech Month'
4/29/04 Search committee named for new athletic director
4/27/04 Horatio Alger comes to NIU
4/27/04 Board of Trustees to meet Friday, April 30
4/23/04 NIU Spring Commencement to be held Saturday, May 8
4/23/04 Women's Studies offering Mother's Day cards
4/22/04 Parking Services announces new regulations for fall
4/21/04 Teachers headed to NIU in search of 'New Ideas'
4/21/04 NIU honors three professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching
4/20/04 NIU Supportive Professional Staff announces recipients of Presidential Awards for Excellence
4/20/04 NIU Operating Staff announces Outstanding Service Award recipients
4/16/04 NIU gets grant to teach computer skills in Rockford
4/14/04 New program allows students to earn NIU business degree in Rockford
4/14/04 NIU to host retirement reception for 43-year employee Joyce Gardner
4/13/04 NIU Jazz Ensemble, Liberace Jazztet ready to swing Peru Jazz Festival
4/13/04 NIU mourns loss of Professor D. Raymond Tourville
4/8/04 Acclaimed historian to speak on life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin
4/7/04 NIU students enjoy global tastes in revived 'Cultural Foods' course
4/7/04 NIU selected for National Electronic Portfolio Coalition
4/5/04 Geography professor receives NASA grant to study Martian valley networks
4/5/04 Winners announced in 19th annual NIU Math Contest
4/2/04 Energy conservation efforts save NIU $10 million
4/2/02 NIU students to be featured exhibitors at DeKalb Area Women’s Center
4/1/04 Illinois residents say no new taxes ... but don't cut services
4/1/04 Shur named interim athletic director; Search firm to assist in finding new A.D.

March 2004

3/30/04 LGBT Awareness Month offers new and traditional events
3/30/04 NIU hosts April 5 job fair for educators, welcomes scores of U.S. school districts
3/26/04 April marks NIU celebration of Asian American heritage
3/25/04 NIU welcomes Filipino activists to campus
3/25/04 NIU hosts open house April 9
3/24/04 The RedBall is coming to DeKalb
3/23/04 In search of the lost city of Alicia
3/23/04 NIU 2004 orientation staff named
3/23/04 NIU welcomes Chinese educators for talk of teaching, technology, teamwork
3/22/04 NIU survey finds state worried about education funding
3/22/04 Distinguished labor historian to speak on Brazil
3/19/04 Students in need of majors can find last-minute guidance
3/18/04 Pop-rock extravaganza to invade Northern Illinois University
3/17/04 NIU professor says airport could launch economic growth
3/17/04 Inventor of high-tech swim fins to lecture at NIU School of Art
3/16/04 NIU's annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Hope Haven shelter
3/16/04 Writers' association will honor poet Lucien Stryk
3/16/04 Board of Trustees to meet March 18
3/16/04 NIU observatory hopes to capture quintuple planetary display
3/12/04 Media Alert: Delegation of Chinese educators to visit NIU campus Monday, March 15
3/10/04 NIU student newspaper inducts six into Northern Star Hall of Fame
3/9/04 NIU survey finds voters unhappy about economy and health care
3/9/04 BOT Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 11
3/8/04 Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with NIU Chemistry
3/8/04 Congo exhibit highlights reopening of Anthropology Museum
3/4/04 NIU's spring world music concert to feature Hungarian cimbalon, ethnic dance
3/2/04 NIU moves to the rhythm with Koresh Dance Company
3/2/04 NIU's visual disabilities program sees national potential in gift for technology from DeKalb Noon Lions
3/2/04 NIU graduate student overcomes vision challenges with grand ambitions
3/1/04 Board of Trustees schedules meetings for Thursday, March 4

February 2004

2/26/04 NIU Community School of the Arts plans sixth biannual Performathon
2/26/04 Author Laura Kipnis to give 'scandalous' talk on March 2
2/25/04 History indicates constitutional amendments are a long shot
2/25/04 Board of Trustees Feb. 27 meeting CANCELLED
2/24/04 Renowned Scandinavian choir to perform second-ever U.S. concert at NIU
2/20/04 NIU continues to do more with less in governor's 2005 higher education budget
2/20/04 Hardcore metal bands to rock NIU
2/19/04 Women's History Month shines spotlight on female athletes, authors and activists
2/17/04 Author who is blind to share her insights with NIU
2/16/04 Celebrated artist will visit NIU for premiere of documentary on her work
2/13/04 NIU students on a mission for spring break
2/11/04 NIU presents ‘The Pirates of Penzance’
2/10/04 NIU's third Clarinet Cornucopia focuses on sounds of Japan
2/10/04 Russian theater legend to spend fortnight at NIU
2/9/04 Stevens' gift to help build NIU Alumni and Visitors Center
2/4/04 At a glance, Clark and Edwards have an edge
2/2/04 NIU hosts open house Monday, Feb. 16

January 2004

1/30/04 NIU announces Black Heritage Month events
1/29/04 Australian ambassador's visit postponed
1/28/04 NIU School of Nursing receives endowed gift from late nurse who loved her profession
1/28/04 NIU School of Nursing grads rank high on state boards
1/27/04 NIU employees selected as ambassadors for 2004 Biennial Conference for Women
1/27/04 NIU department chair Paul Carpenter pedals bike to work – from suburban Batavia
1/26/04 Presidential Commission on the Status of Women announces Wilma D. Stricklin Award for Enhancing the Climate for Women
1/26/04 Presidential Public Policy Lecture Series debuts next week with Australian ambassador
1/20/04 Senate President Emil Jones to help re-dedicate NIU CHANCE Program
1/16/04 NIU clerical staff to receive additional pay hike
1/16/04 NIU Campus Activities Board sizzles with Hot Club of San Francisco
1/12/04 New interactive Campus Web Map gives lay of the land -- and then some
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