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Northern Today - September 21, 2009

Avalon QuartetSchool of Music embraces Web,
blazes path on Internet highway

More than 500 music lovers filled the seats of the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall last week to enjoy the collaboration of NIU’s Avalon Quartet and internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

Their beautiful notes rang across the auditorium – and from coast to coast.


Liberal Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary logoLiberal Arts and Sciences names recipients
of Golden Anniversary Alumni Award

NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced the 50 recipients of its Golden Anniversary Alumni Award.

The award honors individuals who have distinguished themselves either in professional fields or through involvement in civic, cultural or charitable service.


Ken Zehnder and Lori ClarkZehnder, Clark get new titles,
responsibilities as NIU liaisons
to Chicago, Springfield, D.C.

Two of NIU’s liaisons to government agencies have new titles and responsibilities thanks to the recent reorganization that created the Division of University Relations.

Ken Zehnder is now director of state and local relations and Lori Clark has been named director of federal relations. Their work will come under the banner of the Department of Government Relations, a new department within the Division of University Relations.


NSCS logoNSCS chapter earns bronze status

NIU’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has earned Bronze STAR status from the national honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores.

“Bronze is just the beginning,” chapter adviser Mark Rosenbaum said.


Ms. ShabazzMs. Shabazz to speak next week
on father ‘away from the podium’

NIU’s Art Education Division has announced its speaker for fall 2009: Ms. Shabazz.

The eldest daughter of Malcolm X Shabazz is a producer, writer, diplomat and captivating speaker.