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Northern Today - May 10, 2010

Image of a video cameraThursday’s trustees meeting
to be broadcast live on Web

Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting will be broadcast online via live streaming video from Altgeld Hall. The meeting can be viewed live at

Items on the agenda include a resolution honoring President John Peters for 10 years of continuing leadership, a resolution honoring Student Trustee Matthew Venaas and Board of Trustees officer election results for Fiscal Year 2011.


Lyndon PerkinsGraduate School recruiter
Lyndon Perkins recognized
as champion of access, equity

Lyndon Perkins has a map of the United States on the wall of his Adams Hall office, but he has stopped keeping track of all the cities that he visits while recruiting graduate students to NIU.

“I told my graduate students, ‘Don’t put any more pins in that map,’ ” laughs Perkins, NIU’s director of Graduate School recruitment and student support services. “It makes me tired looking at it.”


NIU's Washington, D.C., interns for 2010NIU expands internship program
in Washington, D.C.

Leigh Owano of Rockford was helping get out the vote in local elections even before she was old enough to cast her own ballot.

Now the NIU junior is preparing to experience the political scene at a whole new level.


Logo of the NIU HuskiesHuskie coaches hit the road
for NIU spring caravans

Five free events begin May 13

NIU Intercollegiate Athletics coaches and staff will meet and greet Huskie fans at five free events in the area this spring at the annual Huskie Athletic Support Fund (HASF) Spring Coaches’ Caravans, held in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association.

Events will be held in St. Charles, Lombard, Rockford, Chicago and DeKalb/Sycamore.