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Students gain life wisdom at NIU Speech Camp

“It was the best week I’ve ever had,” Oak Lawn High School junior Damian Samsonowicz said of the Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ 28th annual Speech Camp, which provided campers the chance to improve their speech talents while developing life skills that will strengthen them throughout their academic and professional careers. The six-day, residential camp…

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, and a common theme in the book is parenthood and childhood. “Geography may seem incidental to…

NIU to offer fellowships to Southeast Asia youth program alumni

NIU President Doug Baker
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced Monday evening the establishment of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) Fellowship, a program that will provide tuition waivers to students who have participated or will be participating in the U.S. Department of State program administered by NIU since 2009. The fellowship will be offered to SEAYLP alumni…

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