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Northern Today - March 2, 2009

Douglas KlumppChemistry professor’s teaching experiment
leads students to important discovery

Great teaching often leads to discovery – as in the “aha moment” that a student experiences when a complex lesson clicks.

But in the case of an organic chemistry class taught last spring by NIU Professor Douglas Klumpp, an extraordinary teaching effort actually led to a discovery that might help fight cancer.


Susan RussellAnthropologist Russell wins national award
for contributions to international education

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, will present its 2009 Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Education to NIU’s Susan Russell.


Photo of soup and breadAnnual Empty Bowls fundraiser
to benefit Hope Haven shelter

NIU students have a way to feed you and the hungry in our community at the same time.


Photo of newspaperNorthern Star adds five new members
to student newspaper’s Hall of Fame

Membership in the Northern Star Hall of Fame grew to 63 over the weekend with the induction of four new alums and a friend of the student-run newspaper.


Photo of globeInternational Programs hopes workshop will build on success stories of student Fulbrights

International Programs is hoping for a repeat performance.

The division is sponsoring a Student Fulbright Interest Workshop for NIU students who would like to learn more about the prestigious international exchange program.


Richard Holly, Kathleen Wilson and Russ SchultzForums to introduce hopefuls for deanship
in College of Visual and Performing Arts

A percussionist, a singer and a trombonist are the three finalists for
the dean’s job in the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts. A series of open forums begins this week.