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Northern Today - January 21, 2009

NIU Remembers - A Day of ReflectionSchedule announced for
Feb. 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.


Raymond Alden and Sue Warrick DoederleinUnique pact saves places
for NIU students in renowned
UIC College of Pharmacy

Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Chicago have reached an agreement that will guarantee admission of talented NIU students into the UIC College of Pharmacy, one of the nation’s premier pharmacy programs.


Edward CallaryHow Illinois places were named

English professor Edward Callary has
nearly 3,000 answers in new book

Legend has it that “The Windy City” moniker dates to the late 19th century, when New York and Chicago were vying for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. A writer for the New York Sun reportedly took Chicago’s blustery politicians to task for their boasts, hence “The Windy City.”

As is often the case, however, legend has it wrong.



Greg BeyerNIU to host annual Illinois Day of Percussion

Percussionists from around the world will heat up NIU’s Music Building this weekend during Day of Percussion 2009, organized by the Illinois chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.


Photo of typewriterUniversity Writing Center opens
satellite center inside Founders

NIU's University Writing Center, in collaboration with Founders Memorial Library, has opened a satellite site.