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Northern Today - September 22, 2008

President John PetersPresident John Peters to deliver
State of the University Address

NIU President John G. Peters will deliver his annual State of the University Address at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Altgeld Hall auditorium.


Cliff MirmanEngineering gets $1 million grant
to make locomotives leaner, greener

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has received a $1 million grant to help the American railroad industry find ways to squeeze more miles from a gallon of fuel and reduce the pollution produced by locomotives.


Joan Welty and Promod VohraAutomationDirect sponsors lab
at NIU College of Engineering

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology officially dedicated the AutomationDirect Automation Laboratory last week in historic Still Hall.


Register for NIU text alertsNIU launches text alert system

Registration is under way for NIU’s new text alert system. Enrollment is quick, easy and free.


Welcome to NIUFaculty, staff welcome nearly 50 new faces

NIU has become the place of work for several new professors, administrators and other supportive professionals. Northern Today provides a glimpse at just a few.


Michel van VeenendaalNIU physicist helping lead collaboration
of scientists on X-ray scattering research

NIU Physics Professor Michel van Veenendaal is helping lead efforts to establish a network of 25 scientists from across the world who will work to lay the theoretical foundation for understanding “resonant X-ray scattering” – a developing and important tool for materials science researchers.


Sean Burke and Heather TodyOperating Staff Council asks employees
to contribute to endowed scholarship fund

For years, NIU students who also are children of civil service employees have been invited to apply for a pair of scholarships each worth $500 a year.