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Northern Today - April 27, 2009

David Hedin, William Baker and Ronald CarterHedin, Baker, Carter named Board of Trustees Professors

It’s safe to say David Hedin, William Baker and Ronald Carter are at the top of their games.

They are world renowned for their research and artistry and are known for drawing students into their creative work. Not surprisingly, they are among the university’s most effective teachers in the classroom, praised by students and colleagues alike.


The Sereno Family in 2005GeNIUs runs in the family

Six Sereno siblings used NIU
as launching pad to the world

It was the “campus car,” a hand-me-down beige, four-door Plymouth with a green interior. During the late 1970s and well into the 1980s, it became a fixture on the NIU campus, passed on from one sibling of the Sereno family to the next.

Cliff Alexis, Angela Euhus, Bill Finucane and Barbara RiceOperating Staff names recipients
of Outstanding Service Awards

Four members of NIU’s Operating Staff have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Service Award for 2009.

The recipients are Cliff Alexis, co-director of the NIU Steel Band in the School of Music; Angela Euhus, assistant to the chair in the Department of Management; Bill Finucane, manager of the Department of Transportation; and Barbara Rice, administrative assistant for Human Resource Services.


Larry JohannessenCampus mourns death of Larry Johannessen

English professor Larry Johannessen experienced the horrors of war and lived to teach about it.


John Butler and Joshua AdairButler, Adair win Eychaner Award for contributions to LGBT issues

NIU Trustee John Butler and doctoral student Joshua Adair are the 2009 recipients of the Eychaner Award.


Nancy RussoCOB’s Russo shaping higher ed in Bosnia

At Slobomir P. University, a group of students is grappling with a project that challenges them to find locations in Bosnia-Herzegovina where fast food restaurants might thrive.

It’s a tougher assignment than one might think.


Photo of moneyUniversity reminds certain public officers, employees
of Annual Disclosure of Economic Interests due May 1

The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act requires certain public officers and employees of NIU to file a Statement of Economic Interests by May 1 of each year. P.A. 90-737 requires these disclosures be submitted to the University Ethics Officer for review before they are filed with the Secretary of State.


GetWISE summer campersHot months spell cool experiences
at multitude of NIU summer camps

Summer means fun – and learning – for children and teenagers who take advantage of NIU’s wide offering of summer camps, lessons and musical ensembles.