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Northern Today - January 26, 2009

Denise Rode and Earl 'Gip' SeaverGroup seeks input to improve
first-year experiences at NIU

What does it truly mean to be a member of the NIU community?

Members of NIU’s Foundations of Excellence Task Force are working to make sure everyone – freshmen classes included – can answer that question with intelligence and accuracy.

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Dirk Johnson‘Writer’s Block’ helps words keep coming

The next meeting of NIU Instructor Dirk Johnson’s creative non-fiction writing class will be held Feb. 2. That might not seem extraordinary, but this is: The course officially ended nearly two months ago.

“To my surprise, when the end of the semester came, they didn’t want the class to end,” Johnson adds. “So it didn’t.”

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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.

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