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Northern Today - January 19, 2010

Brandon LaganaNew admissions director ‘thrilled’
by NIU opportunities, challenges

Brandon Lagana regards his new job at NIU as a “dream come true.”


Connie FoxFox named associate dean in College of Ed

Longtime kinesiology professor Connie Fox is the new associate dean in the College of Education.


Sibel KusimbaAnthropologist travels to Kenya
on Fulbright Scholar grant

It has already been a long and cold winter, but every day is warm and sunny for NIU's Sibel Kusimba.

The anthropology professor won a competitive Fulbright Scholar grant last year to teach and conduct research in Kenya.


Laura Smart and Lan LiMarriott funds scholarships
to recruit minority students
to hospitality administration

Minority high school students who hope to study hospitality administration at NIU this coming fall can apply for scholarships of $8,000, thanks to the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation.


Xavier Silas, Rhonda Lee, Marke Freeman and Ashley GuerraHuskies sweep MAC honors

The NIU Huskies enjoyed a virtual “sweep” of Mid-American Conference Awards last week, when student-athletes from four different teams garnered Athlete of the Week honors.

Men’s basketball junior Xavier Silas and track and field freshman Rhonda Lee were awarded for the second straight week. Women’s basketball junior Marke Freeman and sophomore gymnast Ashley Guerra joined in the applause.