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NIU student Holly Swaim is making headlines today for her role as a Good Samaritan. According to news reports, Swaim was driving westbound on I-88 near DeKalb a week ago today — Thursday, Aug. 26 — when she noticed a Honda CRV in a ditch between Elburn and Sugar Grove. No rescue crews were on the...
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by David Hedin, NIU Board of Trustees Professor of Physics NIU physicists and students played a major role over the years in the design and construction of elements of a detector at Fermilab used to identify subatomic particles known as muons. That science is now helping scientists shed new light on what the New York...
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Exactly four decades to the day from when Ken Davidson received his first license to practice law, Northern Illinois University’s General Counsel today announced his retirement plans. Davidson, also an NIU Vice President and Parliamentarian for the NIU Board of Trustees, will continue to serve the university through Dec. 31. He joined NIU exclusively in...
NIU’s Presidential Research Professorships are awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and future potential in academic research or creative artistry. Faculty can be nominated, or may initiate their own candidacy, by forwarding letters of nominations or self-nominations (declaration of own candidacy) by Monday, Oct. 11, to the office of Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate...
The NIU community was forever changed Feb. 14, 2008. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters from near and far banded together to move “Forward, Together Forward.” The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship Endowment was created through the generosity of more than 1,770 donors to honor the five Huskies whose lives were lost: Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant,...
Not only does NIU English instructor John Bradley have a new collection of poetry, but he also has another award to go along with it. The Cleveland State University Poetry Center has given its 2009 open competition award to Bradley for his latest book, “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.” “It’s an honor to...
The Office of the Provost has issued a call for 2010-2011 Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships. The prestigious professorships were established in 2007 by President Peters and the Board of Trustees to recognize those tenured professors who: have achieved a consistent record of excellence in teaching, scholarship or artistry, service and outreach, and...
An outstanding senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is chosen each year to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Lincoln Student Laureates are honored for their overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The NIU Student Laureate should have an NIU grade point average of 3.5...
Syrian-born Kareem Roustom, an award-winning composer, is coming to the NIU School of Music for a two-day residency program Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Arab Near East and trained in Western music, Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging...
Trained by experts at NIU, community organizers from a conflict-torn region of the southern Philippines are now teaching their neighbors to look at the bigger picture, resolve differences peacefully and be more active in mainstream society. The activists participated in a three-week summer workshop led by NIU faculty who have expertise in conflict resolution and...
NIU’s Office of Assessment Services has posted the Fall 2010 issue of Toolkit, its quarterly “nuts and bolts” e-newsletter. Toolkit is specifically designed to assist the NIU community with practical assessment issues in a user-friendly format. This issue highlights findings from the recent alumni survey of baccalaureate graduates from 2000, nine years after their graduation...
A pair of May NIU graduates have received Fulbright grants to teach and study in Austria. Brandi Smith, 27, of Chicago, and Melissa Shalter, 27, of Ottawa, will travel to Austria in September to begin their teaching assignments. Shalter, who earned her certificate to teach in secondary education, will work with high school students. Smith...
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