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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.


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.”


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.