Northern Illinois University

Northern Today

Northern Today - May 17, 2010

Cole Hall exteriorNIU unveils plans for Cole Hall,
reopening planned for Fall 2011

NIU unveiled plans last week for a remodeled Cole Hall.

When work is completed the building will include a state-of-the-art lecture hall, a new home for the NIU Anthropology Museum and a computer laboratory designed to cultivate collaborative problem solving skills. Work on the project is to begin immediately and the building is expected to be reopened in the fall of 2011.


Charlie MyersCounseling professor Myers offers
comfort in quake-ravaged Haiti

Charlie Myers didn’t expect to spend his week in Haiti bagging bodies.


Tracey Stuckey-Mickell (left) and Angeline StuckeyMother, daughter earn
doctoral degrees together

Like all mothers, Angeline Stuckey dreamt of a good education for her quartet of daughters.

She took them on countless trips to the local library, making sure they had books to read. She drilled into them that high school diplomas were only the beginning.

She set the supreme example.


NIU Huskies logoHuskie student-athletes earn degrees

Forty-eight Huskie student-athletes earned NIU degrees this month and, by the end of the summer, 89 individuals who have worn the Cardinal and Black in 2009-10 will have become alums of NIU.

The total number includes 33 December graduates and eight who will finish their undergraduate work this summer.


Image of an A+ report cardHuskies hit 3.0 GPA mark
for 10 consecutive semesters

Ten and counting.

The Spring 2010 grades are in at NIU, and for the 10th straight semester – dating back to Fall 2005 – Huskie student-athletes have combined to post a cumulative grade point average above 3.0, Senior Associate Athletics Director Francine St. Clair announced Friday.


Christopher McCordDean McCord announces appointments
for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently announced a number of key administrative appointments for the coming year.


NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Celebrating 50 YearsCLAS seeks 2010 nominations
for faculty, staff, alumni awards

This fall, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will build on the success of the 50th anniversary celebrations by instituting an annual awards program recognizing the accomplishments of up to 10 alumni, faculty and staff who have made a lasting positive impact on the college and its reputation through their careers.


Image of the summer sunNIU offers wide variety
of youth summer camps

Hot months turn into cool experiences when young students take advantage of NIU’s multitude of summer camp opportunities.