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Northern Today - November 24, 2008

Huskie AdvantageNIU unveils new financial aid initiative: ‘Huskie Advantage’

Program fills tuition gap
for working-class students, families

Among the hardest hit in today’s economic downturn are working-class families whose modest incomes limit their ability to save for college but also curtail their childrens’ eligibility for college financial aid.

George CoutrakonPhysicist with Fermilab roots joins faculty,
named technical director of proton center

In the field of particle physics, which often makes use of high-tech circular particle accelerators, what goes around comes around.

The same could be said of medical physicist George Coutrakon.


Drew McCormickFilmmaker's audience: parents behind bars

NIU’s Drew McCormick spent some time this past summer inside the walls of Cook County Jail. Not to worry, though, he wasn’t in any sort of trouble.


Anne BergAnne Berg wins prestigious award
from American Epilepsy Society

Anne T. Berg, Ph.D., a research professor in biological sciences at NIU, has been named recipient of the prestigious 2008 Epilepsy Research Recognition Award for Clinical Science.


Daniel KemptonPolitical scientist Daniel Kempton named
NIU’s Outstanding International Educator

Department awards go to Art, Mechanical Engineering

NIU Political Scientist Daniel Kempton was named Outstanding International Educator at the Division of International Program’s annual recognition reception.


Jazz Lab BandJazz Lab Band to take first international tour

When Rodrigo Villenueva’s NIU Jazz Lab Band took first place last March at the prestigious jazz festival at UW-Eau Claire, he immediately began dreaming aloud about an international tour.


NIU Chamber ChoirChoral Department invites alums to sing
during 10th annual Holiday Concert

More than 40 alumni of the NIU Choral Program will return to campus the first weekend of December to perform in the annual holiday concert, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.


Jim YoungAccountancy among best in nation again

Professors across the nation have once again rated NIU’s accountancy program among the elite in the nation.