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Northern Today - October 27, 2008

Flag of TurkeyBusiness to host conference
on Turkish role in future of energy

Turkey’s increasingly important role in the global economy, especially regarding energy, will be the focus of a half-day conference Wednesday, Nov. 12, at NIU.

Kenan Ipek, counsel general of the Republic of Turkey in Chicago, who will present a talk titled, “Turkey and Its Neighborhood: Political and Economic Prospects.” Joining him in the program will be Patrick Hope of the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Susan Webb‘America’s traveling schoolmarm’ visits NIU,
transports students to one-room school life

Susan Webb, known as “America’s traveling schoolmarm,” visited campus Oct. 7 and 8 to guide 25 undergraduates from the College of Education along a brief historical journey into the late 19th century.

Students in a “History of American Education” class entered the reconstructed Milan Township one-room school, where they settled into desks designed for small children.