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Category: Faculty & Staff
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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NIU’s Community Dance School, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and celebrating its 21st year of instruction, will begin its spring 13-week session Monday, Jan. 17. Classes meet weekly through May 6 and culminate with a dance concert. Instruction is offered for ages four through teen and adult. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pre-pointe, pointe,...
Reed Scherer (left) and Ross Powell
Northern Illinois University and DOER Marine today unveiled a new 28-foot long, cigar-shaped robotic submarine to be used in exploration beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Bristling with high-tech instrumentation, the submarine is among the exhibits at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco this week during the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. The...
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NIU’s Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta is selling 2011 calendars filled with stunning images from around the world. The calendars cost $15. Phi Beta Delta’s purpose is to address the need on campus for recognition and visibility of the international experience and to serve as a vehicle for the development of academic-based international...
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The FIT Program, part of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. The experienced staff can help participants begin the new year with scientifically based exercise programs. Free one-week trials of the FIT program are available anytime. Membership in FIT includes...
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Two primary updates have been made to the University Electronic Mail (e-mail) policy. The first is a formalization of existing practices concerning the use of GroupWise as the official university e-mail communication mechanism. All official university correspondence, including but not limited to messages from the president, policy information, employment and benefit notifications, is electronically distributed through...
NIU student group Mortar Board, in collaboration with the Honors Program and the Women’s Resource Center, are joining forces to collect gowns for the second annual Project Prom. The gown and accessories collection is happening now and will continue through 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and Sunday, Feb. 20,...
Susan L'Allier
Susan L’Allier, a professor in the NIU Department of Literacy Education, has been awarded the Albert J. Kingston Award from the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference. L’Allier received her award Saturday, Dec. 4, during the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The Albert J. Kingston Service Award is given to honor an LRA/NRC member for distinguished...
How do you create an inclusive campus?  How do you talk about diversity?  How do you build awareness and help students see similarities rather than differences? These are just some of the questions the Dialogue on Diversity, Race, and Conflict program was designed to address. Created in 2008 by the Diversity & Equity Office, a...
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The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather and Wind Chill Advisories that extend until noon on Monday, December 13. 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...
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