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Northern Today - October 20, 2008

Board of Trustees Professorships medallionBOT Professors to receive honors
at Wednesday ceremony

Art professor creates medallion
to reflect spirit of new awards

The newly named NIU Board of Trustees Professors will be honored at a reception and ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium – and each will receive a unique medallion created by one of the university’s own.


President John PetersProton, neutron therapy programs get
$6 million boost in federal dollars

With construction equipment rumbling in the background, NIU President John Peters joined U.S. Rep. Bill Foster at the proton therapy center construction site last week to announce $4.8 million in new federal funding for the project, along with $1.2 million for the neutron therapy program managed by NIU at Fermilab.


Sharon Smaldino (left) and Sharon GilessNIU-District 428 partnership builds foundation on bilingualism

Teachers, professors and college students are working to make DeKalb’s Chesebro Elementary School a place that not only transcends educational barriers such as multiple languages and differing cultures but celebrates those differences as opportunities for incredible learning.


Tracy NunnallyTechnical theater alums prepare
to swing vines for Disney’s Tarzan

It’s a small world when it comes to the technology and the skilled operators needed to fly performers high above the stage.


Have a ball with NIU ChemistryHave a ball with NIU Chemistry
during National Chemistry Week

The NIU Chemistry Club invites the public to celebrate National Chemistry Week (October 19-25) with a fun-filled evening of chemistry demonstrations.