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Northern Today - May 3, 2010

NIU to investigate partnerships to build new residence hallsNIU to investigate partnerships
to build new residence halls

NIU’s Board of Trustees gave its unanimous support Thursday to pursuing a partnership with a private developer to build new, state-of-the art on-campus housing.

The proposed residence halls would feature private room configurations for up to 1,000 students as the first stage of a comprehensive plan to replace and renovate the university’s aging, on-campus residential housing options.


Tammy DuckworthNIU to award honorary Ph.D
to ‘a true American hero’

Tammy Duckworth’s return to DeKalb
will be a homecoming for former student

NIU will present an honorary doctoral degree to L. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Black Hawk helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds in Iraq cost her both of her legs and who now serves as a top ranking official in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Melvin DuvallSplendor in the grass – and mystery, too

NIU biologist part of team publishing in Science

NIU biological sciences professor Melvin Duvall is part of a team of scientists whose research published in the latest edition of the journal Science is shedding new light on the evolution of grasslands, which cover nearly one-quarter of the earth’s land surfaces.


Carol OwensCarol Owens announces resignation

Alumna spent five seasons as coach
of Huskie women’s basketball team

Head women’s basketball coach Carol Owens has resigned her post at the school after five years at the helm of the Huskie program. 

Owens, a Hall of Fame member, played for NIU from 1985-90. 


Kishwaukee College President Thomas Choice and NIU President John PetersNIU announces new degree completion partnerships

Officials from NIU announced today that the university will start this fall to offer a bachelor of science in applied management degree with an emphasis in computer science at the Kishwaukee College in Malta and at Rock Valley College in Rockford.

The BSAM provides a convenient and affordable avenue for individuals pursuing careers in computer information technology and systems.

Mark EmmertNew NCAA president has NIU connections

New NCAA President Mark A. Emmert’s distinguished career in higher education began in the NIU Department of Political Science.

It also involves fly-fishing in Alaska with NIU President John Peters, an old friend.


Athletic Training staff condcut exercise to prepare for 'worst-case' field injuriesAthletic Training staff conduct exercise
to prepare for ‘worst-case’ field injuries

Former NIU defensive lineman Alex Krutsch suited up in his pads one more time last Tuesday.

The game, though, wasn’t football.