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The Office of the Provost has announced its annual call for nomiations for Presidential Teaching Professorships. Letters of nomination for the 2011 Presidential Teaching Professorships are due Monday, Sept. 27, to Vice Provost Earl “Gip” Seaver, Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, members of the selection committee will...
It’s a new day – make that an “NIU” day – in the College of Education. Why? Because LaVonne I. Neal, who in high school set a U.S. record in the 80-meter hurdles, has hit the ground running – and she’s running fast. Dean since July 1, Neal kicked off the college’s All-College Retreat, peppering...
Lisa Freeman
Despite a move across the Plains and a job chock-full of challenges, Lisa Freeman is settling quite nicely into her new post as NIU’s vice president for research and graduate studies. Freeman, a professor of pharmacology, spent the past 15 years at Kansas State University, where she most recently served as associate vice president for...
"CSJazz Band"
The CSJazz Band has room for a few more musicians! Feel the beat and find your groove in this top-notch high school regional jazz band, sponsored by NIU’s Community School of the Arts.  The openings are for trumpet, trombone, bass, piano and drums. Interested players need to be between the ages of 14 and 20 and are...
Not every student starts his or her college journey with a specific destination in mind. For those who haven’t declared majors, and for those uncertain about their choices, NIU’s Academic Advising Center is happy to play the role of travel agent. The center’s Exploring Majors Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept....
The Academic Convocation took place on Friday, August 20 at the NIU Convocation Center. Academic Convocation is a formal ceremony to officially welcome and celebrate incoming students to Northern Illinois University. Students learned about the many academic opportunities and campus traditions of NIU. President John G. Peters and members of the faculty and staff celebrated...
"CSA children's Choir"
Children ages 8 to 13 who enjoy singing will love becoming a member of the CSA Children’s Chorus. The group rehearses from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room of the NIU Music Building and begins rehearsals Sept. 15. Those interested in joining the choir are expected to reserve times for placement auditions...
"CSA student plays cello"
Applications for need scholarships for the fall semester of the NIU Community School of the Arts are now available online and in the NIU Music Building. Students 18 and younger who want to pursue their study of the arts, but who cannot afford the cost, are invited to apply for financial help through the program....
A daughter and her mother participate in a CSA Prelude class.
The NIU Community School of the Arts invites people of all ages to CSA O’Rama, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Music Building. Families can ask questions about the program, sign up for free sample music lessons, learn more about the Suzuki approach and attend sampler classes. All activities are free and open to the...
  Michael Nicolas, a longtime board member of the NIU Executive Club and an active member of the club’s Board of Directors, has been elected its president. He succeeds Roy Schultz, the club’s outgoing president. Established in 1996, the NIU Executive Club is an organization dedicated to fostering professional and personal relationships among highly successful NIU...
"Sudhir Gupta"
Sudhir Gupta, professor in NIU’s Division of Statistics, has been conferred the prestigious 2010 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) award, an award bestowed annually upon no more than one-third of 1 percent of the association’s membership. The award was presented at an Aug. 3 ceremony during the ASA’s Joint Statistical Meetings held at...
For NIU archaeology students, learning means getting some dirt under your fingernails.
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