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Northern Today - September 29, 2008

President John PetersPeters calls for focus on student success,
program integration during annual address

In his first annual address since the Feb. 14 tragedy, NIU President John Peters told students, faculty and staff the university is moving forward with a renewed sense of purpose and unity, guided by its strategic plan and a focus on student success.


Forward, Together ForwardNIU receives grants for security, mental health

NIU has received grants totaling nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance emergency preparedness on campus and to expand mental health services.


Dan Gebo, Christine Worobec and Narayan HosmaneGebo, Worobec,
Hosmane named
2008 Board of Trustees Professors

Anthropologist Dan Gebo, Historian Christine Worobec and Chemist Narayan Hosmane have been named as the inaugural recipients of the NIU Board of Trustees Professorships.


District 428/NIU School PartnershipsNIU, DeKalb School District 428 expand partnership
with world-class vision for new DeKalb High School

NIU and DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 will collaborate to create a professional development school at the new DeKalb High School.


Brittani Duhamel and Jennifer CumpstonNIU students become globetrotters
on quest to understand global warming

Research on global warming took two NIU students nearly to the ends of the earth this past summer, with one traveling to South America and the other to the Arctic Circle.


Campus Child Care Center celebrates 30 yearsCampus Child Care Center celebrates 30 years

Thirty years after the NIU Campus Child Care Center opened to make higher education more accessible to parents of young children, the center continues to remove obstacles to college.

Haunted Physics LabHaunted Physics Lab has creepy partner, new name and more exhibits

Every Halloween season, hundreds of young people flock to Northern Illinois University for the annual Haunted Physics Laboratory. This year’s event promises to be bigger and spookier than ever – and it might just make your hair stand on end, quite literally.


Rebuilding the 'White City'Rebuilding the ‘White City’

UCLA architectural historian will give
virtual tour of 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition

Nearly a century ago, some of the world’s top architects transformed a portion of Chicago’s South Side into a gleaming “White City” for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition. Most of the architectural wonders are long gone, but UCLA’s Lisa Snyder can still take you on a stunning tour.