To the average person, classes designed to prepare for a career as a school librarian or as an information technology professional might not sound exciting.
Students of Rebecca Butler and Chuck Downing would reply that those people just haven’t found the right teacher..
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence.
The recipients are Bobbie Cesarek, associate athletics director for compliance; Jes Cisneros, assistant director of the Honors Program; Patrick Gorman, video/AV coordinator in Media Services; and Michael Stang, executive director of Housing and Dining.
NIU faculty, staff and students are invited to the naming ceremony for the newly designated John E. La Tourette Hall, formerly known as the Faraday Hall West building.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the building’s foyer with overflow accommodations in Room 200 and in a tent located north of the building along Normal Road. Both overflow locations will have live video feeds.
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of 10 prominent faculty and staff, past and present, at a 2 p.m. awards ceremony Friday, April 16. The ceremony will conclude a year-long celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary.
President John Peters invites nominations of faculty, staff, and students for appointment to the four presidential commissions. The nominations will be for appointments in Academic Year 2010-2011.
Twelve to be honored April 29
NIU’s Alumni Association annually recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Award, the F.R. Geigle Service Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and the Outstanding Alumni Award for each of the seven academic colleges at NIU.
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl executive director Kevin McDonald last week announced the signing of agreements that set the stage for a four-year relationship pitting top teams from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) against top opponents from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).