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Northern Today - August 24, 2009

President John PetersState of the University Address
scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10

President John G. Peters will present his annual State of the University Address at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in the auditorium of Altgeld Hall.


Christopher McCordCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
launches golden anniversary Web site

Commemorating its golden anniversary this academic year, the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences today officially launched an interactive Web site that highlights the college’s achievements and allows faculty and alumni to reconnect and share favorite memories.


Dhiman Chakraborty, Jozef Bujarski, Narayan Hosmane and Jon CarnahanNIU science research attracts
four new major NSF awards

NIU’s efforts to attract external funding for research are off to a strong start in the new fiscal year.

Over a recent two-week period, NIU scientists – including Dhiman Chakraborty in physics, Jozef Bujarski in biological sciences and Narayan Hosmane and Jon Carnahan in chemistry and biochemistry – won four separate National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant awards totaling nearly $2.3 million.


Ann Wright-ParsonsAnthropology Museum hopes to step up conservation efforts

The planned renovations of the Stevens Building and Cole Hall could present an opportunity for the NIU Anthropology Museum to make improvements that will enhance conservation of artifacts in its collections.


Kate Braser‘We lived up to our promise’

Former Indiana journalist carries tragic murder tale with her to NIU

Kate Braser occasionally misses the newsroom of the Evansville Courier & Press, the southwestern Indiana daily where she worked for more than three years as the courts reporter.


Jill DunlapWomen’s Resource Center marks 30 years,
open house planned for Thursday, Sept. 3

Thirty years ago, the Women’s Resource Center was born at NIU. In honor of the occasion, the WRC is throwing a party.


Move-In Day 2009New students move in to residence halls

Take a look at some scenes from the Thursday move-in, from the camera of Scott Walstrom, Media Services.


Image of beach chair and umbrellaA look back at NIU’s summer

Learn what happened at NIU the past few months through links to summer Northern Today stories.