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Northern Today - October 13, 2008

President John Peters and Scott PeskaJustice Department gives $1.6M
to NIU to recoup Feb. 14 expenses

NIU has received a grant of $1,682,225 from the U.S. Department of Justice to cover a portion of the expenses incurred to help the campus recover from the tragic shootings of Feb. 14.


Huskies on ParadeHow much is that Huskie Pup
on the eBay auction block?

‘Communiversity’ auction of Huskies on Parade begins Saturday via eBay to benefit Feb. 14 fund

After Sharon Freagon’s husband died in April of 2004 of a cardiac arrhythmia, the family members found themselves searching for a way to best represent his legacy.


James BrunsonNon-profit group Minority Access
recognizes NIU’s ‘crucial’ diversity

NIU is in the company of some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when it comes to encouraging and fostering diversity.


Tents of HopeArt professor, teacher bring students, children together
for ‘Tents of Hope’ project

For many Americans, a mention of Darfur conjures only thoughts of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and other film and music celebrities who frequently speak out on the Sudanese region’s behalf.

Yet the genocidal reality there is a grim one.


Matthew ConnellyHistorian who chronicled ‘fatal’ movement
to control global population will speak at NIU

Historian Matthew Connelly, who has achieved worldwide acclaim with his 2008 book on the misguided movement to control global population,
will visit NIU this month to deliver the fifth annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed
Lecture Series.


Examining AudubonIllinois Association of Museums honors NIU’s ‘Examining Audubon’

“Examining Audubon,” a spring 2008 exhibition at the NIU Art Museum curated with the assistance of five Museum Studies graduate students as a capstone class project, has won statewide honors from the Illinois Association of Museums.


Winifred CreamerArchaeologist Creamer will speak
at Oct. 24 networking luncheon

NIU Presidential Research Professor Winifred Creamer will be the featured speaker at an upcoming “networking luncheon” sponsored by the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women and the Women’s Resource Center.