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Northern Today Extra - September 17, 2009


Lemuel W. WatsonCampus invited to celebrate Center for P-20 Engagement

Event includes poster expo,
presentation on engagement,
discussion on P-20 initiatives

NIU faculty and staff can learn more about the universityís P-20 initiatives from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the P-20 Poster Expo in the auditorium of Altgeld Hall.

Faculty and staff will present more than 50 posters that offer a glimpse of projects, internships, community services and other engagement activities. The posters come from five colleges, NIU Outreach, the Office of Pre-Collegiate Programs and other units that deliver education and training programs and services in local schools, workplaces and communities.

Lemuel W. Watson, executive director of NIUís Center for P-20 Engagement, will begin a discussion about how the new Center for P-20 Engagement can best serve and empower NIU personnel and the surrounding communities across the region. 

Guests will include NIU personnel, local and regional superintendents, school district grant writers and representatives from key educational organizations as well as from government, business, industry and community agencies.

For more information, e-mail pbowman@niu.edu or call (815) 753-1403.