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Northern Today - August 3, 2009

Drew VandeCreek and Hao PhanNIU leads international collaboration to expand
Southeast Asia Digital Library

Over the last four years, an international collaboration led by NIU Libraries has made rare materials related to the history, scholarship and culture of Southeast Asia available online.

Now the Southeast Asia Digital Library, as it is known, is adding a virtual wing or two. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has tapped NIU Libraries to lead a major expansion of the Web site.


Game Design Day CampDigital Convergence Lab offers
video game design camp for teens

Many of the young teenagers who came to NIU’s Game Design Day Camp arrived with exactly zero knowledge of how their favorite pastimes were created.


Image of a stethoscopeNIU, Elgin Community College partner
to offer degree completion to area RNs

Summer months rarely evoke thoughts of school.

But for registered nurses who live in the Elgin area, now is the perfect time to think about continuing their education toward bachelor’s degrees through a new partnership between Elgin Community College and NIU.


Biswa DattaMathematical Sciences to host
international conference on algebra

NIU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences will host an international conference on campus on linear and numerical linear algebra.

The conference begins Wednesday, Aug. 12, and runs through Friday, Aug. 14.


Phyllis CunninghamRecent DeKalb High School alum chooses
retired professor for ‘Lincolnland Legend’

Phyllis Cunningham is more than a retired professor from the NIU College of Education.

She’s also a courageous role model and guiding force for the youth of Illinois and the United States through her vision of a more peaceful and diverse nation. She’s honest, loyal and committed. She’s a strong and persuasive woman.