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Northern Today is taking the summer off. The next regular issue will publish Monday, Aug. 23.
Winning the 2008 Race Across the West wasn’t as important as finishing the trek from Oceanside, Calif., to Taos, N.M. NIU’s Paul Carpenter managed both and soon crawled into a bed.
But that was then. And that was nothing.
Kathi Bennett, a veteran collegiate head coach who has guided three programs to eight NCAA Tournaments and five conference championships while posting a career winning percentage of .628, has been named head women's basketball coach at Northern Illinois University.
Bennett becomes the ninth head coach in program history.
NIU and Illinois Valley Community College will begin in the fall of 2011 to offer a bachelor’s degree completion program for registered nurses who live and work nearby.
Faculty from NIU’s School of Nursing and Health Studies will travel to the Illinois Valley to teach the introductory course and the capstone course while the rest of the classes will take place online.
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has honored a longtime supporter by naming the dean’s suite in honor of Arthur and Florence Graffam.
ITS recently enhanced wireless access on the DeKalb campus with new technology.
NIUwireless uses WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2 for easier, faster, more secure wireless access.
“Dedicated” is how former colleagues describe retired NIU administrator Kenneth L. Beasley, who died May 12 at the age of 79.
Beasley, a native of Bedford, Ind., began working at NIU in 1964.