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What's cooking at Ellington's?

NIU Women's Golf invites
foursomes to spring outing

Law symposium on mental illness
will feature renowned speakers

Nehring Gallery hosts
'Peter Squared' exhibition

NIU Art Museum presents
'Life and Art of Käthe Kollwitz'

PRSSA plans benefit concert

Secretary of State to bring
mobile services to campus

Latino Resource Center to host
'Crime Against Humanity' play

Software, system maintenance
to take down PeopleSoft financial

Speaker to address literacy
of history, chemistry, math

WNIJ to preview documentary
on 'Prairie Home' creator, host

NIU joins global V-Day effort
to stop violence against females

Convo Center to host
'Colossal Clean Sweep'

Volunteers needed for track meet

Trip planned to 'Twelfth Night'

Summer 'Toolkit' online

Asian American Heritage Month
includes 'Tour of Asia' exhibition

Academic Convocation extends
deadline for faculty submissions

Literacy Clinic to hold
book fair at Barnes & Noble

Research, Graduate Studies to hold
reception for outstanding students

Law Library announces hours
for reading period, final exams

ACT test prep scheduled

Summer camps announced

Alumni Association to host
trip to Iceland in July

Health Enhancement marks
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Final candidate forum Wednesday
for Honors Program top job

Faculty invited to teach UNIV 101/201

April is LGBT Awareness Month

Trip planned to I&M Canal


Nancy Wingfield wins travel grant


Improvement Dimension


A printable version is available

Northern Today - April 13, 2009

Reed Scherer, Larry Arnhart and Michel van VeenendaalScherer, Arnhart,
van Veenendaal win
Presidential Research
Professorships for 2009

One is finding clues to climate change beneath the ocean depths, another spearheading a movement that applies evolution to human politics and a third probing the atomic structure of materials for potential technological breakthroughs.

Meet the 2009 winners of NIU’s Presidential Research Professorships: Reed Scherer, Larry Arnhart and Michel van Veenendaal.


Provost Raymond Alden and Greg LongBaccalaureate Review group nears end of public input phase

Members of the Baccalaureate Review Task Force will host a final open forum Tuesday to conclude a semester-long collection of opinions on the meaning of an NIU bachelor’s degree.


Photo of moneyOffice of Sponsored Projects to host
information session on stimulus money

The Federal Stimulus Package (ARRA), the FY09 federal budget and the FY10 federal budget all contain significant new funds to support university-based research and development efforts.


Jeanine and Kurt ThurmaierNIU students will study abroad
in Tanzania, build dormitory

A reunion between NIU professor Kurt Thurmaier and an old college friend has resulted in the first-ever NIU Study Abroad program to Tanzania, where students this summer will help build a high school dormitory for girls and learn about the workings of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


Denise SchoenbachlerCollege of Business earns national ranking

BusinessWeek Magazine once again has included the NIU College of Business on its list of the top undergraduate business schools in the nation, ranking it 73rd, up eight spots from last year.


Don Bramlett, Lt. Darren Mitchell and Derrick SmithDeacon Davis Award
winners announced

NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has announced the winners of the 2009 Deacon Davis Diversity Awards: Don Bramlett, Lt. Darren Mitchell and Derrick Smith.


President John PetersPresident invites nominations
for presidential commissions

President John Peters invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the four presidential commissions. The nominations will be for appointments effective in AY2009-10.


NIU Cares DayNIU Cares Day is Saturday

NIU Cares Day, an annual service event that brings students, faculty and staff members together to complete service projects throughout Sycamore and DeKalb, is scheduled for Saturday, April 18.