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MAP-Works Fall Check-Up Survey available Nov. 1

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Students, it’s time for a check-up. The MAP-Works Fall Check-Up Survey will be available from Nov. 1 to Nov. 17, and all first-year students are encouraged to participate. The information collected from the surveys helps faculty and staff determine how to…

NIU grad’s book a candidate for literary award

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NIU alumnus Ian Stansel published his first book last year. And now it’s up for a top literary award from PEN America with a prize of $25,000. Almost all of the nine short stories in Stansel’s book, “Everybody’s Irish,” take place in Illinois,…

Real murder case inspires alum to write novel

Peter Gallanis
NIU alumnus Peter Gallanis has published his first novel, “The Reporter: Part 1 – Rise and Fall,” which was inspired by events connected to the 1993 massacre at a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in suburban Palatine. The story features Nic Pappas, a young investigative reporter,…

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