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Northern Today - October 12, 2009

President John Peters stands near the 'Remembered' sculptureAlum’s Feb. 14-inspired sculpture
installed at garden near Cole Hall

Standing nearly 18 feet tall, its quintet of flames interwoven toward the heavens, the final element of Northern Illinois University’s Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden is now in place.

Workers installed sculptor Bruce A. Niemi’s “Remembered” two weeks ago in the front-and-center spot of the garden just east of Cole Hall, the site of the Feb. 14, 2008, tragedy.


U.S. Rep. Bill Foster speaks with an NIU studentU.S. Rep. Foster visits campus
to discuss higher education funding with students

Congressman Bill Foster visited campus Oct. 5, to tell students of his support for efforts aimed at holding down the cost of higher education.


District 428/NIU Partnership SchoolsDefining success: Survey of DHS
students guides planning of new
school model, NIU partnership

As bulldozers and cranes construct the new DeKalb High School building, a team of more than 60 faculty and staff from Northern Illinois University and DHS is planning a high school program that will result in world-class student achievement at both institutions.

As part of this planning process, the design team consulted community members in February and students in May to create a picture of what DHS graduates will need to succeed in the 21st century. 


Ron CarterJazz students spread music gospel
according to Professor Ron Carter

Ron Carter knows the road, the literal and often mythical one that musicians travel endlessly from one gig to the next.

And in Carter’s line of work – jazz – there’s another road.


Peter Van Ael and David Oberg, president of the Illinois Association of MuseumsMuseum Studies wins honors from Illinois Association of Museums

NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continues to receive external honors.


Photo of a television news broadcastNorthern Television Center
celebrates several awards

The first two days of October were good ones for the Northern Television Center and Allen May, its general manager of broadcast news.


Photo of a plate filled with turkey, potatoes and carrotsStudents prepare for CROP Walk

Dozens of NIU students, including nutrition and dietetics majors in the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences will hit the pavement Sunday for a good cause: the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) walk against hunger.


Get ready for slime timeGet ready for slime time

Spooky Science Saturday returns Oct. 24 to NIU

Spooky Science Saturday – NIU’s hugely popular Halloween-related event – promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.