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Emily Sorenson thanks you


Spring 'Toolkit' online

What's cooking at Ellington's?

Tenth 'Reality Bytes' brings
14 student films to DeKalb

International Programs hosts
series of brown bag lunches

NIU Jazz Ensemble to perform

CSEAS hosts speaker series

PCPD seeks nominations
for Clogston Spirit Award

'Vagina Monologues' returns

World Music Festival planned

Performathon coming Saturday

Keynote speaker to address
brain's 'language, politics'

Conference promotes teen literacy

Chamber Choir to perform

CLAS caps 50th anniversary
with forum on liberal learning

Alumni Association invites
travelers to Rockies Webinar

Asian American Center will
recognize April heritage month

Children's Choir to perform

Alumni Association to host
Avalon Quartet concert

PCSM to host 'Friendship' luncheon

Graduate School to honor
its outstanding students

Journalism program to host
50th annual awards banquet

'5K the Night Away' race
supports Grad Sport Society

Families sought to host
youth leadership programs

CLA workshop to cover
'new civic responsibilities'

Speaker to address diversity
concepts in corporate America

Kickoff volunteers needed
for April 17 NIU Cares Day

College of Law to host
5K run-walk, barbecue

Test prep registration open

Convo Center seeks sellers
for 'Colossal Clean Sweep'

Athletics seeks volunteers
for two April track meets

Accounting sets cutoff dates

Geology hosts spring colloquia


History professor publishes book


A printable version is available

Northern Today - April 5, 2010

Jeff Karl Kowalski, Amy Newman and Zhili XiaoJeff Kowalski, Amy Newman, Zhili Xiao named Presidential Research Professors

Art historian Jeff Karl Kowalski, poet Amy Newman and physicist Zhili Xiao have been named recipients of the 2010 Presidential Research Professorships, the university’s top recognition for outstanding research or artistry.


Image of a question markState Budget Update page adds
‘Rumors and Questions’ section

Have you heard the rumor about four-day work weeks becoming permanent? Or the one about the early retirement buy-out?

Neither one is true, which you could learn for yourself if you check out the Rumors and Questions section on the university’s recently revamped State Budget Update Web site.


John E. La TouretteState: April 13 is ‘John La Tourette Day’

The State of Illinois has officially proclaimed Tuesday, April 13, as “John La Tourette Day” in honor of NIU’s 10th president.

La Tourette will be on campus that day for a 10 a.m. naming ceremony at the newly designated John E. La Tourette Hall, formerly known as the Faraday Hall West building.


Accountancy students enjoy IRS forensic accounting simulationsAccountancy students enjoy IRS forensic accounting simulations

Accountancy students at NIU started their class work Friday, March 26, by learning how to properly apply handcuffs to a suspected drug dealer.


Foreign visitors to the Center for Southeast Asian StudiesSoutheast Asian high school students will
visit NIU to learn about leadership, Lincoln

A group of 26 high school students and five adult leaders from foreign countries will get a unique view of America after they arrive this week at NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies for a three-week stay.


Leadership Week 2010Leadership Week 2010 will offer
programs in creating opportunities

Beginning today, Student Involvement and Leadership Development will host Leadership Week 2010 open to faculty, staff and students.


Rich King and Kristin StanfordU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service honor efforts of NIU biology professor, Ph.D. student

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is honoring NIU Biological Sciences Professor Rich King, known as the godfather of the Lake Erie Water Snake, and his Ph.D. student Kristin Stanford, aka the “Island Snake Lady” of Ohio’s Put-in-Bay Harbor.


Photo of a notebook and penCollege of Education dean hopefuls
visit campus to hold open forums

Finalists for the deanship of the College of Education began coming to campus last week to hold open forums with students, faculty and staff.