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Northern Today - May 4, 2009

Hunter Huffman, Nma Okafor and Matthew VenaasThree students headed to Washington, D.C.,
to intern with trio of Illinois congressmen

Three NIU students will live, learn and work in the heart of the nationís capital this summer under a new university-established congressional internship program.


Flag of Puerto RicoHumboldt Park residents teach lessons
not found in adult education textbooks

To Laura Ruth Johnson, Chicagoís Puerto Rican neighborhood of Humboldt Park is home.

To students in Johnsonís graduate-level research methods courses, the bustling hub of Puerto Rican culture and politics is a fertile classroom of sorts.


Susan CallahanCLAS names Susan Callahan
as teacher preparation coordinator

Dean Christopher McCord announces
several other administrative changes

English Professor Susan Callahan has been appointed as the new coordinator of teacher preparation and development for the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Image of the sunCampus will observe four-day weeks

President Peters has authorized implementation of a four-day work week for the DeKalb campus during the summer of 2009. The four-day work week schedule will be ten weeks in duration, beginning on Monday, June 8 and extending through Friday, August 14. The regular five-day schedule will resume as of Monday, August 17.

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Huskie Marching Band CD coverHuskie Marching Band releases new CD

Football fans who love the NIU Huskie Marching Bandís powerful horns and crashing drums and cymbals now can relive the musical highlights of 2007 and 2008 in their cars and living rooms.


Rebekah Kohli, Julia Lamb, Sherrill Morris and Lesley RiggPCSW bestows annual awards
to Kohli, Lamb, Morris, Rigg

NIUís Presidential Commission on the Status of Women this spring honored Rebekah Kohli, Julia Lamb, Sherrill Morris and Lesley Rigg with its annual awards.


Jessica Ebert, Jack King and Penny McIntireThree academic advisers honored
through Target Campus Grants

NIU Career Services, through the Target Campus Grants program, has recognized academic advisers Jessica Ebert, Jack King and Penny McIntire with the ďTargetĒ The Faculty/Advisor awards for spring 2009.


Map of Costa RicaNIU Percussion Ensemble invited
to Costa Rica for percussion festival

Members of the NIU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Robert Chappell and Greg Beyer, have been invited to perform May 28, 29 and 30 at the first International Festival of Percussion Ensembles in San Josť, Costa Rica.


Photo of cash registerAccounting sets dates for FY2009 closing

All deans, directors, department chairs and managers should note the following deadlines regarding the FY2009 closing and make sure the information is distributed to everyone who process accounting transactions.