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Jeff Karl Kowalski, IAM President David Becker and Peter Van Ael
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery earned top awards at the 2010 Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) conference, held Nov. 3 to Nov. 5  in Naperville. The gallery earned two Superior Achievement Awards tied to the “Crafting Maya Identity” exhibition. The Superior Achievement Awards goes to projects that are a model for the profession and reach a greater audience...
Jose Alferez’s parents were born in Mexico. So was Alfarez, president of the NIU Veterans Club and a proud former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. “This country gave us a lot of opportunities once we got here,” said Alfarez, a 25-year-old senior who is studying international politics at NIU. “I always felt like I...
Competition for Students: logos of other colleges and universities
Twenty-six of the best community colleges in the United States scattered throughout northern Illinois. A dozen private and independent colleges tucked into suburban communities and the Chicago Loop. Quality state universities in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana and Big 10 powerhouses such as Iowa, Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan within a short drive.  High school juniors and seniors searching for their personal college experience don’t have...
Gerry Jensen
NIU Department of Finance professor Gerry Jensen‘s research was discussed in a Monday, Nov. 1, Washington Post article under the headline, “What does divided government mean for the market?” In the pre-election article, the reporter shares key findings in Jensen’s co-conducted 2006 research study “Gridlock’s Gone, Now What?” In this study, Jensen and his co-authors examined the monthly inflation-adjusted returns...
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The NIU College of Law‘s Office of Admission and Financial Aid will host a “Mock Law Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 6. Check in starts at 10 a.m. in Room 151 of Swen Parson Hall. The program will include an informational presentation of the College of Law, a mock law class that simulates...
The Georgia Guitar Quartet
NIU’s School of Music will welcome The Georgia Guitar Quartet for a 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, performance with voice professor Robert Sims at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The concert will take place in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. The Georgia Guitar Quartet delivers a high-energy blend of breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative programming while taking an...
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NIU students are invited to attend a workshop on salary negotiations for women. A woman in the United States earns an average of 77 cents for each dollar that a man earns. The workshop is aimed at helping women who graduate from college learn to negotiate for equitable pay. NIU’s Office of the President and the...
Laura Vazquez
NIU Communication Professor Laura Vazquez will screen her powerful new documentary on homelessness at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Wirtz Hall 101. The event is free of charge, and the public is welcome. It will be the first DeKalb screening of “on the edge.” The one-hour documentary focuses on the lives of seven women...
PowerBox 360
Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) and Bosch Power Tools have established a partnership which will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable real-world exposure to marketing practices. Members of the NIU College of Business Chapter of PSE will work with Bosch, a global market leader, on creating new markets for industrial technology products while learning how...
Kate Green
Northern Illinois University senior honors student Kate Green comes from a family of overachievers—and she seems destined to follow in those same footsteps. Green’s mom and dad are both Ph.D.-trained chemists and NIU alums. Her grandfather, retired Political Science Professor James Banovetz, is an NIU legend, credited with founding the university’s nationally ranked graduate program in public...
Victor Provost
The NIU Steelband and All University Steelband present its 2010 fall concert under the direction of Cliff Alexis and Liam Teague at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert will feature steelpan artiste Victor Provost, NIU faculty member Greg Barrett on clarinet and Brazilian...
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Megan Geyer, a 2010 recipient of USOAR and Psi Chi grants, and Rebecca J. Hannagan, a professor in the Department of Political Science and recipient of 2010 grants from the Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education and the National Science Foundation, will present a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 17, called “Can You Really ‘Lie to Me’?...
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