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Northern Today - October 6, 2008

Forward, Together ForwardNIU invites students with ‘character’ to apply
for Forward, Together Forward scholarships

What does it mean to be an NIU Huskie? Does tragedy create – or reveal – our character? In what ways would you honor the memories of the students lost Feb. 14?

Answers to these questions are among the requirements facing students who hope to earn the new Forward, Together Forward scholarships.


Promod Vohra and Cliff MirmanMitutoyo gift sponsors lab at NIU

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has announced the creation of the Mitutoyo Metrology Lab in historic Still Gym.


Gerald GabrisGerald Gabris to present PTP seminar
on most-effective government bodies

Whether it’s Congress trying to tackle the financial crisis or a local city council working to solve traffic snarls, confrontation among members of a public body usually stifles innovation.


Role Models in the Roman World: Identity and AssimilationNew professor of art history co-edits
‘exciting’ book on Roman role models

What the residents of ancient Rome left behind to portray their society is replete with written and artistic visions of their role models, such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and the god Apollo.


Mark FalkoffLaw professor Falkoff honored for work
on behalf of Guantánamo Bay detainees

Marc D. Falkoff, an assistant professor in the NIU College of Law, is a recipient of the 2008 Bill of Rights in Action Award in honor of his pro bono work on behalf of detainees at Guantánamo Bay.


Lan LiFCNS professor helps to feed Olympics

Lan Li, facilitator of the hospitality administration program in NIU’s School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, worked in human resources for the catering of the Beijing Olympics in August.


NIU FoundationNIU Foundation awards annual Venture Grants

From creating a digital library of maps to returning ancient and modern Mayan art to the spotlight, and from educating teens about U.S. citizenship to exploring new medical diagnosis and treatment, the 2008 Venture Grant awards benefit a variety of endeavors at NIU.