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Northern Today Extra - February 26, 2009

Richard Holly, Kathleen Wilson and Russ SchultzForums to introduce hopefuls for deanship
in College of Visual and Performing Arts

A percussionist, a singer and a trombonist are the three finalists for
the dean’s job in the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Percussionist Richard Holly, who has served as acting dean of the college since last summer and was associate dean before that, will
give the first set of interviews next week.

Kathleen Wilson, professor of voice in the School of Music at Florida International University, will come to campus the week of March16. Trombonist Russ Schultz, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Lamar University, is scheduled for the week of March 23.


Jane Rose NjueProfessor to host ‘peace forum’ Saturday for local Kenyans

According to some estimates, the two months of violence that raged in Kenya after the December 2007 presidential election of Mwai Kibaki killed as many as 1,500 and displaced as many as 250,000.

For Kenyans living in the United States, their relative safety here is of little comfort when they watch news reports from their native land or think of their families back home.

But they have found strength in each other.