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When students and faculty return to campus this month, they will see significant changes to the NIU Libraries’ website and have easier access to library information. The Libraries’ website will feature a new design and new layout, which will make accessing information easier for users. In addition to the aesthetic changes, the Libraries’ website also will...
Community School of the Arts: CSA Children's Choir
Children ages 8 to 13 who enjoy singing will enjoy the CSA Children’s Choir. The group rehearses from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and meets in the choir room in the NIU Music Building. New singers interested in joining the choir this spring are asked to reserve a time for a placement audition Wednesday, Jan. 12, and Wednesday,...
Community School of the Arts: Theatre Boot Camp
Does your child enjoy the dramatic? Does he make up stories? Does she have a vivid imagination? Theatre Boot Camp, a class offered by the NIU Community School of the Arts, is a great learning experience and a lot of fun.  The class meets in the Music Building on the NIU campus from 10 a.m....
Community School of the Arts: Art Express
Registration is open for the spring semester of lessons, classes, and ensembles at the NIU Community School of the Arts. Information is available online and by mail. Programs are available for children and adults and most activities begin in late January or early February. The NIU Community School of the Arts is sponsored by the College...
Reed Scherer and Ross Powell
They haven’t put NIU’s new 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound robotic submarine in the water yet, but geologists Ross Powell and Reed Scherer have already made a big splash. The submarine, which will be used to explore melting near the base of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, was a big hit as it was unveiled in mid-December at the American...
Longtime piano teacher Sara Vogeler combines a love for children’s books and the joy of teaching music to a new music class for preschool age children. Offered by the NIU Community School of the Arts, Musical Tales begins Tuesday, Jan. 18. The class is for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents. “I’ve always loved...
Darrell E. "Doc" Newell
Darrell E. “Doc” Newell, who joined the NIU Industry and Technology Department in the fall of 1967 and retired from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the spring of 1990, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in DeKalb. He was 84. Before his retirement, Newell served as chair of electrical engineering and as interim associate dean...
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The start of the new year will bring with it a new time reporting requirement for many university employees. After Jan. 1, all non-hourly employees (in positions categorized as exempt civil service, supportive professional and academic administrators) will be required to use a new online reporting system to log hours worked each day. The tool...
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Significant amendments to the Procurement Code (Public Act 96-795) became effective July 1, 2010, with a delayed requirement regarding Procurement Communication Reporting effective Jan. 1, 2011. Employees conducting material communications with prospective or current vendors in advance of completing a university procurement or change order must now report those written or oral communications through a...
Michael C. Morris
Michael C. Morris, a passionate teacher in NIU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, died Sunday, Dec. 12, after a long battle with colorectal cancer. He was 49. Morris, who joined the NIU faculty in 1996 as an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese, earned his bachelor’s degree from Rockford College before receiving his master’s...
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Current Weather Status Last Updated: 12/15/10 NIU campus locations and offices are open for normally scheduled activities. During these winter months, all students, faculty and staff are urged to use caution and personal judgment in their travels to and from campus and to dress appropriately for protection against low temperatures and wind chills. This message will...
Lori Clark
by Lori Clark, director, NIU Federal Relations The United States Congress has been discussing the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act since it was first introduced in 2001. Even with bipartisan support, it has never managed to pass out of both chambers of Congress, despite changes to the bill designed to address various...
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