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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Library dean finalists come to campus

Sohair WastawyWilliam Garrison Sohair Wastawy and William Garrison, finalists for the position of dean of university libraries, will be on campus in coming days, bringing with them reputations for outstanding service at university libraries in the United States and abroad.

Both candidates will be available to meet members of the campus community at public forums.

“We invite all faculty, staff and students to attend these sessions and provide input that will assist in selecting the best individual to fill this important position,” Provost Raymond Alden said.


Peters invites nominations for presidential commissions

NIU President John G. PetersPresident John Peters invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the
four presidential commissions.

The nominations will be for appointments effective in the 2007-08 academic year. The four presidential commissions, and sources where additional detailed information on each commission can be found, are:

Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Elizabeth Leake, chair
(815) 753-9512

Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Norden Gilbert, chair
(815) 753-8365

Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities
Ronnie Wooten, chair
(815) 753-4739

Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
Josephine Umoren, chair
(815) 753-6351

Self-nominations are welcome. Please forward nominations, including name, address, e-mail and telephone number to Nominations should be submitted on or before Friday, April 13.


Expert on history of homicide to deliver April 4 lecture at NIU

Randolph RothScholar Randolph Roth, an expert on the history of violence in the United States, will visit NIU to deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Roth’s lecture is titled, “Why is the United States a Homicidal Nation? A Political Hypothesis.” The event is free and open to the public.

Roth is an associate professor of history at Ohio State University. His forthcoming book, “American Homicide,” is an inter-regional study of homicide from colonial times to the present. It examines patterns of murder in an effort to understand how and why the United States has become the world’s most homicidal industrial democracy.


Voicemail upgrade to require seven-digit input

Voicemail upgrade to require seven-digit inputAs part of the upgrade to Call Pilot, a unified messaging platform that soon will be widely available at NIU, all Meridian Mailbox numbers (753-7300) will change from five digits to seven digits. The work will take place this weekend.

Consequently, when users are not at their work telephones where they can press the # key, they will have to enter their entire seven-digit phone number.



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