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Northern Today - September 28, 2009

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with NIU studentsQuinn visits NIU to urge
restoration of MAP grants

Gov. Pat Quinn visited NIU Friday and pledged his support to restoring second-semester funding to the Monetary Award Program.

The 50-year-old program, known as MAP, provides grants to the neediest of students and is one of the oldest collegiate funding programs in the state. Legislators cut funding for the program in half this year.


Narayan Hosmane and Sajit BuxKishwaukee Hospital, NIU
join forces on research
in bladder, prostate cancer

Kishwaukee Community Hospital, NIU and a DeKalb urologist are participating in a unique collaborative research project investigating a potential treatment for bladder and prostate cancers.


Tim EmmonsNorthern Public Radio’s Tim Emmons wins
award from Public Radio Program Directors

Tim Emmons wanted to become the next Larry Lujack, the legendary “superjock” from Chicago’s WLS radio who is still famous for his funny stories about ill-fated animals.

And as Emmons earned his bachelor’s degree in English and mass communications at Illinois State University in the late 1970s, his rich baritone voice reached the airwaves.


Christine MooneyTime to team up for Olympics,
NIU business professor says

As the organizers of Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid sprint for Friday’s finish line, NIU Professor of Management Christine Mooney says that it’s time for local business to begin thinking about ways to become part of the Olympic team.