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Northern Today - February 2, 2009

Huskie Acts of Kindness postcardHonors Program encourages
‘Huskie Acts of Kindness’

NIU Honors Program students are encouraging acts of kindness as the university approaches the one-year memorial of the campus shooting.

Helen Khoury and Mary ShaferUnique master’s specialization
launched to raise effectiveness
of middle school math teachers

The way Jim Sheridan sees it, the middle school years might just represent the “last best chance” for some students.


Wendy MurphyManagement course connects
students with mentors via e-mail

The average e-mail in-box is crammed full of chain letters, fraudulent offers of foreign money and ads for discount pharmaceuticals. But a class of NIU management students got something far more useful last semester: mentoring.


A photo of a jetStudents awarded grants
to present their research

Lisa McFadden, a doctoral candidate in the psychology department’s neuroscience and behavior program, and Suhong Yu, a doctoral student in physics, are the first beneficiaries of the new Howard Johnston Award for Graduate Student Travel at NIU.

NIU Remembers - A Day of ReflectionFeb. 14, 2009: ‘NIU Remembers – A Day of Reflection’

A series of public events Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, will commemorate the anniversary of last year’s tragic shooting on the NIU campus.