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Northern Today - February 23, 2009

Gerard AwanouMathematics professor Awanou wins
prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

NIU’s Gerard Awanou, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the nation’s most significant awards for promising young scientists and researchers.


Brianno CollerAssessment Expo spurs talk
on rubrics, technology, multiple measurements, 'closing loop

What can good assessment practices produce? What does good assessment require?

The 65 NIU faculty and staff who gathered Friday morning for NIU’s second Assessment Expo, which this year featured four roundtable discussions on various ways to measure desired outcomes, have plenty of answers.


DeKalb High School: District 428/NIU Partnership SchoolsDHS planners to hear ideas
on successful graduates

More than 250 members of the NIU and DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 neighborhoods have been invited to help create the definition of a successful DeKalb High School graduate.


Amy LevinWomen’s History Month goes green

Nearly two dozen programs and activities are on tap at NIU for Women’s History Month in March: “Women, the Environment and Sustainability.”