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Northern Today - December 7, 2009

Huskie football teamHuskies to go bowling Jan. 2

For the first time since joining the major college ranks in 1969, the NIU football team will play in bowl games in back-to-back seasons. The Huskies will play Jan. 2. in the International Bowl in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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President John Peters delivers budget messagePresident gives budget message
to campus, Internet audiences

President John Peters told faculty and staff that the coming year holds serious financial challenges for the university due to the ongoing state budget crisis.

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John E. LaTouretteFaraday West has new name:
John E. La Tourette Hall

The man who worked tirelessly for more than two decades to defend, enhance and expand doctoral studies at NIU now has a key building on campus named in his honor.

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Bob BurkBob Burk prepares for retirement

No one, Bob Burk says, plans for a career in college admissions.

That would include Burk, who expected to teach high school social studies.

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Dennis BarsemaDennis Barsema among 36 inductees
to honor society for international scholars

Dennis Barsema was the keynote speaker at the induction ceremonies of NIU's Phi Beta Delta.

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Deanna BachForward, Together Forward scholar Bach
lands new Christmas song in Trib’s top 12

Deanna Bach had not heard of the Chicago Tribune’s search for a “new holiday classic” song.

Yet news of the contest, which came from a colleague in the NIU Honors Program office, was music to her ears.

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Amy DriscollFaculty Development to offer
Teaching Effectiveness Institutes

Amy Driscoll to speak on ‘student success’

NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will offer its spring 2010 Teaching Effectiveness Institutes in early January.

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Altgeld Hall hosted open house FridayAltgeld basked in winter’s glow
for holiday party for families

President John and Barbara Peters welcomed local families Friday evening for a celebration of the holiday season inside historic Altgeld Hall.

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