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Freshman Tu Nguyen wins NIU math contest

Freshmen made a strong showing in the 2015 Northern Illinois University Mathematics Contest, held in late February.
The $100 first prize was won by Tu Nguyen, a freshman biochemistry major from Aurora. Nguyen and other contest winners will be recognized Sunday, April 19,

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Committed to memory

Memory, impressions and social perceptions are among the research specialties of psychology professor John Skowronski, Northern Illinois University’s newly named 2015 Board of Trustees Professor.

And NIU students who have taken his courses will tell you the professor certainly is unforgettable.
Alumnus Randy McCarthy

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NIU hosting state speech tournament today, Saturday

Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, together with the Department of Communication and NIU Forensics, is hosting students from 20 schools for the annual Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament.
Preliminary rounds start today, and the competition will continue through

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Nothing to yawn about

You know that crabby co-worker who gets bent out of shape over the slightest things? Could be that he or she just isn’t getting enough sleep.
So say NIU psychology professor Larissa Barber and graduate student Christopher Budnick.
They say results of a new

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NIU geologists appear on Chicago Tonight

Having just returned from a highly successful research expedition in Antarctica, NIU geologists Ross Powell and Reed Scherer appeared as guests during Tuesday evening’s broadcast of Chicago Tonight on WTTW11.
The interview and a Q&A with the researchers is available online.
Powell led a

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