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Northern Today - March 29, 2010

Steve CunninghamCunningham explains pension reform
actions under way in Springfield

The pension reform legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature substantially alters pension plans for new state employees but has no effect on current employees.


Photo of a U.S. Marine saluting the flagCampus military veterans to host forum
on ‘Veteran Students in the Classroom’

More than 500 veterans of the U.S military call NIU home, carrying with them a different set of abilities and needs than many of their classmates.


An image from 'Art of the New Deal'‘Art of the New Deal’ examines
Great Depression through art

Visions of joy and of despair. Images of employment and of joblessness. Pictures of progress and of death.

An exhibition suite scheduled to open April 8 at the NIU Art Museum inside Altgeld Hall will give visitors a challenging glimpse into that difficult period in U.S. history.


Logo of the NIU Office of Support & AdvocacyFeb. 14 survivors to host exhibition
of ‘Forward, Together Forward’ art

Survivors of the Feb. 14 tragedy are beginning to plant the seeds of their legacy on campus.


Sonya ConwayNIU mourns loss of Sonya Conway,
professor of biological sciences

Sonya Brotman Conway of DeKalb, a 25-year veteran professor in NIU’s Department of Biological Sciences who was well known for her passion for teaching and students, died Sunday, March 14.


Logo of the NIU HuskiesAthletics to offer externships
to College of Law students

The NIU College of Law and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics have joined to develop a unique opportunity for law students pursuing their juris doctor degrees.


Photo of NIU Huskie football player Chad Spann in actionSeason football tickets available

NIU football fans will not want to miss any of the five home games this fall at Huskie Stadium: 18 starters are returning from a 2009 squad that made its second straight bowl appearance.


Photo of a bass guitar‘Rock Against Rape’ concert
will benefit Safe Passage

The NIU Women’s Resource Center will sponsor the DeKalb area’s first Rock Against Rape benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at The House Café.