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Northern Today - January 12, 2009

Greg Long and Earl 'Gip' SeaverCommittee examining goals
for baccalaureate education
to seek campus, community input

At NIU – on April 8, 1983, to be exact – an impressive and robust report on baccalaureate education was submitted to the Council of Instruction.

Its wisdom, carefully crafted by 11 faculty members from the five colleges with undergraduate programs as well as a student and the associate provost, would guide NIU well.

But times change.


Rhonda Robinson‘Images of Hope’ project invites campus
to picture hope, recovery in photographs

Do you have an image of hope? What does recovery look like? Rhonda Robinson discovered her vision last summer.

“It was a fallen tree in a forest, with all the new growth coming out of the base of it. I found it a symbol of hope: That tree will live again.”


David KyvigKyvig: Lessons from Great Depression
can help spur economic recovery

Here’s a lesson from the Great Depression: Don’t psyche yourself out.

Market psychology and consumer confidence were among the most critical factors that sent a sagging American economy spiraling into the depths of the Great Depression, says David Kyvig, a Distinguished Research Professor at NIU.


Carol OwensUSA Basketball honors Carol Owens
as 2008 Developmental Coach of the Year

NIU head women’s basketball coach Carol Owens, who led the 2008 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team to a gold medal at the FIBAAmericas Championship for Women, was selected as USA Basketball's 2008 Developmental Coach of the Year by USA Basketball’s Board of Directors.


Donald GradyNIU Police receive grant from local Lowe’s

NIU’s campus in DeKalb will be a bit safer in the future thanks to a gift from the local Lowe’s hardware store.


Eugene Perry and Melissa Lenczewski NIU to host April annual meeting of Geological Society of America

NIU’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is gearing up this semester to host the annual meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, an event expected to attract as many as 600 scientists and students.


Ernest HemingwayThursday presentation at library to focus on ‘Picturing Hemingway’ exhibition

Redd Griffin, a founding director and past chair of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, will present a lecture Thursday, Jan. 15, in conjunction with the “Picturing Hemingway” traveling exhibit now at NIU’s Founders Memorial Library.