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Northern Today - September 15, 2008

NIU President John PetersPresident writes letter to campus
regarding salary increments

NIU President John Peters sent this letter
to the campus community Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the entire campus community, I want to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to a challenging but exciting fall semester. The campus to which we have returned is healthy and robust, brightened by the enthusiasm of new students and inspired by the many acts of kindness that have characterized our healing process.

Throughout the past seven months, we have shown the world a university with clear purpose and unshakeable resolve.


Nancy CastleCastle named interim Honors director

Nancy Castle’s appointment as interim director of the Honors Program demands more than keeping the ship afloat for the next year or so.


Graduate students must now submit theses, dissertations onlineGraduate students now must submit
theses, dissertations electronically

Beginning this semester, graduate students at NIU will be required to submit their theses and dissertations electronically.


Laura Ruth JohnsonProfessor to address educational aspirations
of Puerto Rican females living in Chicago

Laura Ruth Johnson spent five years as the director of the Family Literacy Center in Paseo Boricua, a Puerto Rican community located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.


Kent WongStudent proton-therapy researcher wins
poster award at conference on accelerators

Kent Wong, a graduate student in physics, was recognized recently at an international conference for his research on the development of a new device that would use proton beams to generate medical images.


Photo of library booksYoung and old alike can experience
magic of Harry Potter this fall at NIU

Witches, Wizards, Squibs and Muggles – both young and old alike – are all invited to attend an upcoming Harry Potter conference at NIU.