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Northern Today - December 15, 2008

Deborah PierceInternational NIU

More NIU students are studying abroad
as more international undergrads come here

NIU is seeing substantial increases in the number of students participating in study abroad programs and in the number of new undergraduate international students.

During the 2007-08 academic year, 276 NIU students studied abroad, representing a 21 percent increase over the previous year. That includes a 77 percent increase in students studying abroad for durations of a semester or more, according to the Division of International Programs.


Nancy OldenburgIBHE honors NIU’s Nancy Oldenburg
with Nurse Educator Fellowship Award

Nancy Oldenburg has become the fourth nursing professor from NIU to receive a prestigious Nurse Educator Fellowship Award from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Oldenburg and 14 other nursing faculty from around the state were named Dec. 9 as the third class of a program created to ensure the retention of well-qualified nursing educators.


NPR offers special holiday programmingNPR plans special holiday programming

Northern Public Radio’s classical WNIU (90.5) and news station WNIJ (89.5) will offer special holiday programming in December.