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Northern Today - June 1, 2009

Orientation leaders 2008Walking backward, looking ahead

Orientation gears up for busy summer

NIU is never a ghost town, not even in the summer.

Amidst all the construction projects and the youth camps are daily orientation parades of new students and their families. By early August, an expected 10,000 visitors will have explored campus by following closely behind the red-shirted backward walkers.


Danny UngerSoutheast Asian Studies reaps benefits
from $110,000 Thai government grant

NIU students and faculty are benefitting from a new grant award aimed at bolstering education, research and exchange programs focused on Thailand.

The Royal Government of Thailand awarded $110,000 to NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies late last year, possibly the center’s largest grant ever from a Southeast Asian government.


Greg Long and Earl 'Gip' SeaverBaccalaureate Review group begins
drafting report, planning for next stage

Members of NIU’s Baccalaureate Review Task Force will have a preliminary report of the spring semester forums and surveys in their hands by July 1.


Rural Health Career Camp campersRural Health Careers Camp returns June 11

Cleaning brick walls with a solvent that contains muriatic acid is dangerous enough without a nervous maintenance worker at the top of the ladder.

Sure enough, something startles him and he jumps.