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2005 News Releases


December 2005

12/21/05 Legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase for CD release party
12/21/05 NIU mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Michael Salovesh
12/20/05 Carnes leaves NIU for dean’s post at Lipscomb
12/20/05 Gerald Blazey named American Physical Society fellow
12/16/05 NIU doctoral student honored among 'American Stars of Teaching'
12/15/05 NIU, Chicago museum will document stories from survivors of Cambodia's 'killing fields'
12/14/05 NIU's Vermeer Quartet earns Grammy nomination for recording of Bartók string quartets
12/9/05 NIU invites community to Altgeld Hall for holiday open house Dec. 16
12/8/05 Three NIU faculty members win Fulbright awards
12/8/05 NIU report finds buying power shrinking
12/6/05 Fashion Institute of Technology donates pieces to build historic costume collection at NIU
12/5/05 Altgeld Hall named top restoration project of 2005
12/2/05 NIU Commencement Sunday, December 11

November 2005

11/30/05 Katrina survivor's tale is one for the books at NIU
11/28/05 Rockford Jefferson High School students pave own road to NIU through club
11/28/05 NIU Board of Trustees to meet Thursday, Dec. 1
11/22/05 NIU to host informational meeting on earning bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory sciences
11/22/05 Illinois CPA Society calls NIU's Hopkins woman 'to watch'
11/22/05 'Angels We Have Heard on High' named 2005 Carol of the Year
11/22/05 DeKalb County Community Foundation grants money to rehabilitate NIU mobile health trailer
11/17/05 Awards recognize NIU faculty, departments for contributions to international education
11/9/05 NIU Veterans Club to host Nov. 11 ceremony in honor of Veterans Day
11/9/05 Fadden named NIU Rockford Alumnus of the Year
11/8/05 NIU's Interactive Illinois Report Card improves schools by helping teachers, parents view trends, understand assessment data
11/7/05 Jack Olson Gallery's 'Black Box' to benefit hurricane relief efforts
11/7/05 NIU racers get gift from Caterpillar
11/7/05 Board of Trustees to meet Nov. 10
11/3/05 NIU teacher-training programs earn high marks in survey of first-year teachers
11/3/05 Delegation from Thailand, Philippines to visit NIU
11/3/05 NIU plans activities for International Education Week
11/2/05 Glassblowing demonstration, sale set for Nov. 15
11/2/05 More NIU scientists named to Antarctic geologic drilling program
11/1/05 NIU-BIS Coalition for Manufacturers presents "Best Run Manufacturing Companies Award"
11/1/05 NIU announces Deaf Awareness Week 2005

October 2005

10/31/05 NIU School of Music alums to perform with The Redwalls on NBC's 'Tonight Show'
10/31/05 Noted author David Bleich will visit NIU for lecture, workshop
10/27/05 NIU hosts open house November 11
10/25/05 New website helps NIU students find scholarships
10/25/05 Non-traditional student finds new life in NIU's Programs in Vision
10/24/05 New Orleans timpanist Jim Atwood visits NIU School of Music
10/20/05 Moline native Michelle Garrison named 2006 NIU Student Lincoln Laureate
10/19/05 With matching donor waiting in the wings, University Libraries resumes penny drive
10/19/05 Pinter's Nobel Prize shines light on work of NIU researcher
10/19/05 State board cites NIU Nursing outreach, high-speed network among Illinois' best practices
10/17/05 NIU physicists played roles in discovery of elusive top quark
10/12/05 DeKalb, Aurora elementary school children learn to 'ROAR' with NIU Literacy Education students
10/12/05 Student leadership awards program named for late student leader
10/11/05 NIU police to stage mock DUI crash
10/11/05 NIU Faculty Development wins third federal grant to promote responsible conduct in academic research
10/7/05 NIU 2005 enrollment meets goal
10/5/05 MEDIA ALERT: NIU President John Peters to deliver annual State of the University Address inside historic Altgeld Hall
10/4/05 Memorial scholarship will honor the life of NIU Professor Carol Feltz

September 2005

9/29/05 New coordinator of NIU's Jack Olson Gallery endeavors to raise its profile over time
9/28/05 NIU faculty will lend expertise to boost history lessons in northwest Illinois
9/27/05 NIU course 'Disability in Society' exposes prejudice, poses challenges
9/27/05 Professor to encourage new theory: teachers as playwrights, students as actors
9/27/05 Alumni of NIU student newspaper to reunite after four decades away from campus
9/26/05 Waukegan native, NIU alum Justin Mentell to debut Tuesday on ABC's 'Boston Legal'

Curators will discuss exhibit on 'The Art of Burma' at NIU museum gallery in Chicago

9/20/05 'Journal of College Orientation and Transition' finds new home at NIU
9/19/05 Alumnus gives gift of American flag that played role in liberation of Afghanistan
9/16/05 Hundreds of school children to participate in Parade of Flags
9/15/05 Burpee-NIU expeditions find tantalizing evidence of more dinosaurs
9/14/05 NIU's Haunted Physics Laboratory hits the road
9/14/05 Chair of NIU Department of Literacy Education elected president of National Reading Conference
9/14/05 Fall internship, job fairs at NIU scheduled for Sept. 28, Oct. 5
9/13/05 NIU Steel Band leaders Teague, Alexis, share honors, dream big about steelpan's place in music world
9/9/05 NIU Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 15
9/7/05 NIU teams up with Burpee Museum to bring world's top dinosaur hunters to Rockford
9/2/05 NIU offers help to Illinois residents enrolled at hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast colleges

August 2005

8/31/05 NIU professor works to close reading achievement gap for African-American adolescent males
8/31/05 Pat and Manny Sanchez give $100,000 boost to Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
8/30/05 NIU partners in Transition to Teaching program to recruit, train bilingual teachers
8/30/05 Kinesiology professor to target physical inactivity during presidency of new national association
8/29/05 NIU conference aims to introduce female high school students to college, careers
8/29/05 NIU will lead international collaboration in building virtual library on Southeast Asia
8/26/05 BOT committees to meet Sept. 1
8/24/05 NIU Study Abroad Fair set for Sept. 15
8/17/05 NIU geology student spends summer on top of the world
8/16/05 NIU Weather launches on cable Channel 26
8/15/05 New director of NIU's Huskie Band ready to 'take the field' for football fans
8/12/05 Board committee to meet Friday, Aug. 19
8/10/05 NIU receives $8.32 million in new federal transportation bill
8/9/05 $12.9 million ANDRILL grant to fund U.S. Antarctic research efforts
8/2/05 NIU College of Engineering welcomes students from S. Korea 's Kyungnam University

July 2005

7/19/05 NIU professor helps historical-genealogical society with book on DeKalb County's one-room schoolhouses
7/19/05 New book touts ways to counteract ‘what makes new teachers cry'
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7/12/05 NIU expert says Congress should revisit ‘life tenure' of Supreme Court justices
7/6/05 NIU appoints interim, acting deans in colleges of Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences
7/6/05 NIU School of Theatre and Dance announces productions for 2005-06 season

June 2005

6/28/05 Chinese educators visit NIU College of Education for glimpse at trends in technology, curriculum
6/27/05 NIU Professional Sales Program forges partnerships with industry leaders
6/23/05 Hinckley Lions Club donates $5,400 to NIU's Programs in Vision for equipment
6/23/05 Band directors to learn jazz techniques at NIU during Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy
6/20/05 Rockford native to lead NIU governing board
6/16/05 NIU Board of Trustees approves 2005-06 tuition rates
6/16/05 Nelms sworn in as NIU Student Trustee
6/16/05 Vohra named dean of NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
6/16/05 Steven Ralston will take Department of Communication reins
6/16/05 NIU scholar sees place among literary giants for author of ‘Little Women'
6/15/05 Field trip is golden for student archaeologists
6/13/05 Former NIU wrestler pins dream on movie
6/13/05 NIU Board of Trustees to meet June 16
6/8/05 NIU School of Nursing partners with Kishwaukee College to help area nurses complete bachelor's degrees
6/6/05 NIU to host high school sophomores interested in rural health careers
6/6/05 NIU professor Moses Mutuku returns to Kenya with colleagues to narrow rural-urban gap
6/3/05 Top Vietnamese scholars will study at NIU
6/3/05 DeKalb County Community Foundation boosts NIU community-outreach projects

May 2005

5/31/05 BOT meetings scheduled for June 1
5/25/05 American Bar Association president to speak at NIU College of Law commencement
5/23/05 Fire damages Engineering Building lab
5/18/05 NIU aids launch of high-tech sensor company
5/16/05 Good Shepherd nurses nearly NIU graduates, receive certificates toward bachelor's degrees
5/11/05 NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers free hearing screenings, hearing aid demonstrations
5/10/05 Governor appoints four to NIU Board of Trustees
5/9/05 Performance masks of Southeast Asia on display at Anthropology Museum
5/6/05 Second International Ramayana Conference slated for June 4-5
5/4/05 NIU Commencement Saturday, May 14
5/4/05 NIU mourns loss of Dean Frederick Kitterle
5/3/05 Northern Illinois University will host First International Conference on Lao Studies
5/3/05 Anonymous donor gives NIU a gift of $450,000 to create endowment for scholarships

April 2005

4/28/05 Verizon gift helps NIU introduce young students to careers in engineering
4/28/05 NIU Foundation announces 2005 Venture Grant awards
4/27/05 On to Alaska: NIU art professor to join brother on summer bike trip starting in Lombard
4/26/05 University pays tribute to Monat with building named in his honor
4/26/05 NIU, DeKalb Area Women's Center to host Venezuelan Culture Day
4/25/05 NIU honors Hillery, Shumow, Zollman for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
4/25/05 Conference to focus on deriving energy from agriculture
4/22/05 Communication strategies can reduce number of drunk drivers, NIU researcher says
4/21/05 University to honor Monat April 26
4/19/05 Corwin, Martin and Richgels named 2005 Presidential Research Professors
4/19/05 NIU-produced Lincoln documentary, local history Web site debut April 28
4/12/05 NIU names Chown, Koehler, Payvar 2005 Presidential Teaching Professors
4/12/05 Susan Stephens' work inspires New Yorker article; WNIJ news director happiest telling stories
4/11/05 NIU Operating Staff announces 2005 Outstanding Service Award recipients
4/4/05 Gerontology Student Organization hosts 'Careers in Aging' week April 11 to 14
4/4/05 NIU professor involved in national campaign to reduce risk of fall-related injuries to elderly
4/1/05 Students to curate exhibit at DeKalb Area Women's Center

March 2005

3/31/05 New parking fees announced
3/29/05 NIU taps professor with national visibility to serve as English chair
3/28/05 Department of State bolsters NIU peace effort in Philippines
3/28/05 Web site on theater production provides look 'Behind the Curtain'

NIU to host international Thai conference

3/24/05 Noted writer of books about books to speak at library's 2 millionth volume celebration
3/24/05 Reality Bytes fest features student documentaries
3/23/05 Motley Fools to visit NIU April 7
3/22/05 NIU College of Education professor to teach environmental education in Namibia
3/21/05 NIU's 'virtual tour' expands, will change hands to Public Affairs
3/21/05 NIU's Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute to include instructors, keynote speaker Paula Rothenberg
3/21/05 NIU celebrates annual LGBT Awareness Month
3/21/05 Board of Trustees to meet March 24
3/18/05 NIU Chemistry puts on a ‘festival of lights'
3/15/05 NIU among top 10 in CPA pass rate
3/15/05 Toronto art history professor to address German medieval art during NIU visit
3/14/05 BOT Legislation, Audit and External Affairs Committee to meet March 18
3/10/05 Santacaterina honored for dedication to NIU forensics
3/10/05 NIU hosts open house March 25
3/9/05 NIU seeks host families for brief international exchange
3/9/05 Geneticist to launch Layman Lecture Series
3/7/05 NIU poll finds Illinois favors assault weapon ban
3/7/05 NIU and Ingersoll Cutting Tools partner to study “green manufacturing”
3/7/05 Physics outreach program eyes new frontier
3/3/05 NIU study gives public schools prescription for academic success despite all odds
3/2/05 NIU student newspaper inducts nine into Northern Star Hall of Fame
3/1/05 NIU honors four Supportive Professional Staff with Presidential Awards for Excellence
3/1/05 NIU's annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Hope Haven shelter

February 2005

2/28/05 NIU's Liberace Jazztet bound for Big Apple to play Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 'Fame' school
2/25/05 Carnegie Museum paleontologist to lecture at NIU
2/24/05 History chair wins prestigious book prize
2/24/05 Public Notice: Board of Trustees committee meetings scheduled for March 3
2/23/05 25 events highlight Women's History Month
2/22/05 World renowned clarinetist Karl Leister to perform during NIU's Clarinet Cornucopia
2/21/05 Yale art professor to speak at NIU on 'The Maya Body'
2/18/05 Education tops list of concerns in Illinois, more spending wanted
2/17/05 NIU music professor Robert Sims makes Carnegie Hall debut
2/17/05 Two-thirds of Illinois favors rights for same-sex couples
2/17/05 NIU Faculty Development center working on second Responsible Conduct in Research grant
2/17/05 NIU faculty embrace Web-based 'Blackboard' in growing numbers, statistics show
2/16/05 NIU to purchase Monsanto property
2/15/05 NIU to merge summer and fall commencement ceremonies
2/14/05 Media Advisory: Northern Star to host DeKalb mayoral debate
2/14/05 Public Notice: Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees Feb. 16
2/10/05 NIU hosts open house February 21
2/9/05 Illinois residents fear losing jobs to overseas competition
2/9/05 Vatican lacks formal procedures for papal retirement
2/9/05 Penny drive marks acquisition of library's 2 millionth volume
2/8/05 NIU to host safety conference
2/8/05 NIU professors of counseling education work to help Honduran AIDS crisis
2/3/05 NIU announces Alcohol Education Task Force
2/3/05 NIU alumna to exhibit artwork at DeKalb Area Women's Center

January 2005

1/31/05 Honest Abe still has lessons for history teachers
1/25/05 Former collegiate wrestler prepares for career teaching children with visual impairments
1/14/05 Chicago musical 'Menopause' to benefit NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts fund
1/14/05 World renowned artist Tommy Simpson returns to alma mater NIU for exhibition
1/7/05 NIU survey says support for I-PASS structure is weak
1/7/05 NIU survey finds Illinois residents support medical malpractice reform
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