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Northern Today - April 19, 2010

J.D. Bowers, Dennis Cesarotti, Kenneth Gasser and Jack KingNIU honors Bowers, Cesarotti, Gasser for excellence in undergraduate teaching

King recognized for instruction

Understanding through involvement is a hallmark of NIU teachers, and J.D. Bowers, Dennis Cesarotti and Kenneth Gasser are among the university’s top preachers and disciples of that philosophy. The three are this year’s recipients of the Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Jack King is the winner of the award for excellence in undergraduate instruction.


Photo of a trophyCeremony to honor winners
of teaching, research awards

The NIU community is invited to attend the 2010 Faculty Awards Ceremony and Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium.


Gaylen Kapperman and his dog, JuddNIU receives $600,000 in federal funding
to train O&M, rehab specialists to work
with visually impaired military veterans

Injuries suffered in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have robbed nearly 4,800 members of the U.S. military of their vision.

Now a project launched by the Visual Disabilities Program in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning will prepare 10 specialists to provide rehabilitation services for those veterans.


John E. La TouretteNIU celebrates dedication
of John E. La Tourette Hall

NIU paid tribute to its 10th president, John E. La Tourette, in an April 13 ceremony celebrating the naming of a key building on campus in his honor.


NIU Huskies logoNIU Athletics earns NCAA certification

Huskies earn highest rating
after 18-month process

After undergoing an 18-month, campus-wide effort to study its intercollegiate athletics program as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics certification program, Northern Illinois University has received the highest classification of “certified,” the NCAA announced last week.


Photos of crayons, saxophone and theater masksCommunity School
of the Arts offers
summer camps in
art, music, theater

NIU’s Community School of the Arts kicks off summer with many classes, ensembles and private lessons for children and adults. The semester begins June 14.