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Northern Today - October 26, 2009

Kevin Poorten, John Peters and Bob PritchardKishHealth System, NIU celebrate opening
of primary care clinic

A collaborative effort among area health care providers, philanthropists, elected officials and NIU has created a new community resource for individuals and families who do not have access to primary medical care. 

The Community Cares Clinic, located within NIU’s Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center at 3100 Sycamore Road, provides primary care services for area residents with and without health insurance. Nearly two years in the planning, the Clinic addresses community concerns that the neediest in the community did not have access to non-emergency medical care.


John Peters and Kenneth EnderNIU to offer bachelor’s degrees
for first responders at Harper

NIU will offer a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Management with an emphasis in Public Safety degree on the campus of Harper College beginning next summer.

NIU’s new degree was recently approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and will allow working police officers, firefighters and emergency management personnel to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree affordably and close to home.


Huskie Marching Band drummerHuskie Marching Band to present
annual year-end concert Nov. 19

The Huskie Marching Band will present its annual year-end concert at the NIU Convocation Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

The marching band, drum line, color guard and Silverettes will perform highlights from the marching shows throughout the year, as well as favorite songs and cheers heard during the game.