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Northern Today - October 19, 2009

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with students about MAP grants during a visit to NIUNIU cheers action to restore
second semester MAP funds

Students and leaders at NIU cheered news that Illinois lawmakers had approved a plan to restore second semester MAP grant funding.

Annual ethics training begins TuesdayAnnual ethics training begins Tuesday

Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete online ethics training.


Brandon LaganaLagana named admissions director,
Burk to retire at end of fall semester

NIU has chosen Brandon T. Lagana as the university’s new director of admissions.


Administrator Map to ExcellenceCampus Assessment Network develops
positive messages regarding assessment

Affirm. Support. Stimulate. Establish. Sustain. Succeed.

These verbs – and 10 more like them – are part of a new “Map to Excellence” poster campaign launched this fall by the Campus Assessment Network.


Mike BramnikNIU student concludes geology played
key role in rise of Jerusalem as holy city

An NIU student is developing new insights into why the city of Jerusalem became the City of David – and his research seems to hold water, quite literally.


Shay GaltoHeart of Student Lincoln Laureate
beats for causes of social justice

At 21 years old, Shay Galto has done more volunteer work on issues related to social justice than most citizen advocates will do in a lifetime.


NIU Cares Day 2009NIU Cares Day organizers to hold
informational meeting for 2010

Organizers of NIU Cares Day 2010 will hold an informational meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.