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Northern Today - April 6, 2009

Douglas Klumpp and James ErmanChemistry students will benefit
from pair of NIH research grants

Two NIU researchers have each won National Institutes of Health grants of more than $200,000 that will enable undergraduates and graduate students to work on basic research projects in chemistry and biochemistry.


Nancy Apperson, Barbara Fouts, Lina Davide-Ong and Connie UhlkenSPS announces recipients
of 2009 Presidential Awards
for Excellence

Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence.

The recipients are Nancy Apperson, coordinator of the Employee Assistance Program; Barbara A. Fouts, acting assistant director for team supervision in Career Services; Lina Davide Ong, director of the International Training Office; and Connie Uhlken, nursing program coordinator in the School of Nursing and Health Studies.


Michael StangGrant Tower C scheduled for remodel,
two-year project to begin this spring

Grant Tower C will be shut down so work can begin on a major remodeling project to make the building safer, more comfortable and more attractive.


Patricia PerkinsKing Commons set for update this summer

Martin Luther King Commons, one of the main crossroads on campus, will undergo a major facelift this summer.


Paul BauerSchool of Music celebrates continuation
of external funding from Liberace, Dutton

NIU’s School of Music is celebrating continued funding from two external sources: the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts and the local George and Betty Dutton Foundation.


Photo of private eye‘Death by Chocolate’ promises
hint of mystery for story lovers

Friends of NIU Libraries will present a tasty event titled “Death by Chocolate,” celebrating an anthology of short mystery stories that are all related to the City of Chicago.