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Northern Today - February 8, 2010

NIU Remembers: A Day of ReflectionNIU Remembers: A Day of Reflection

As the two-year marker of the tragic events of February 14, 2008, approaches, NIU is planning “NIU Remembers: A Day of Reflection.”

Please join the campus community on February 14, 2010, for the events and programs intended to remember those we lost, to reflect upon the tragedy that affected our campus and to continue the healing of the Huskie community.


Kitty McCarthySUNY’s Kitty McCarthy takes reins
of enrollment management at NIU

After a lifetime spent in upstate New York, Kitty McCarthy is well accustomed to long winters stricken with cold and snow.

But it wasn’t the familiar chill and grey skies of November in DeKalb that ultimately lured the new associate vice president for enrollment management to NIU.


Morten LauridsenSchool of Music crescendos toward visit
of globally celebrated composer Lauridsen

A late-January trip to Peoria has confirmed what Eric Johnson has known for nearly three years: Composer Morten Lauridsen’s upcoming residency at the NIU School of Music is monumental.

Johnson found himself mobbed by several high school choral teachers and students at the Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State Music Conference who are brimming with anticipation for the visit that begins Tuesday, Feb. 16.


Norm StahlLiteracy Ed’s national recognition vaults
department to exclusive position in Illinois

About this time last year, Norm Stahl learned that NIU’s Department of Literacy Education had earned recognition from the national TESOL (Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages) organization.

Good news, the department’s chair thought, spreading the word among his colleagues but nowhere further.


NIU Huskies logoHuskies add 26 players for 2010

Ten states represented in new signing class

The NIU Huskies have added 26 players to their football roster for 2010, head coach Jerry Kill announced last Wednesday, the annual National Letter of Intent Signing Day for college football.