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NIU student lands coveted internship aboard exploration ship

Tim Hodson
Tim Hodson, a Ph.D. candidate in geology, recently scored what has to be one of the coolest internships of the summer. In August, Hodson will spend three weeks mapping never-before-seen depths of the Atlantic Ocean while aboard the Okeanos Explorer, a former U.S. Navy ship converted into an exploration vessel. Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

‘Walk with Water’

Walk with Water
Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a non-governmental organization based in DeKalb and co-founded by NIU Department of Public Administration Chair Kurt Thurmaier, is sponsoring its third Walk with Water fundraising event. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons on the NIU campus. It aims…

LaVerne Gyant wins national award for international education

LaVerne Gyant
The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring LaVerne Gyant, director of the NIU Center for Black Studies, for her many contributions to international education. Gyant has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2014 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. She will accept the award later this…

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