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Recently announcing its two series schedules of thirteen theatrical productions, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance made it clear that they are going to have some fun this upcoming season. Beginning this fall, comedies and classics are the featured genres of the 2010-2011 Mainstage Season. The comedic productions will include David Ives’...
DeKalb High School, NIU students chalk up success during initial semester of free tutoring Math proves most popular subject Add up the statistics collected during the first semester of Northern Illinois University-provided tutoring for DeKalb High School students, and the results are clear. More math tutors are needed next year. Of the 200 tutoring sessions...
folks at Fermi
Grab some popcorn: Students enrolled in this week’s Rural Health Careers Camp at Northern Illinois University are going to the movies, searching for clues in a medical mystery and competing in an “amazing race.” When the 50 campers from small towns across northern Illinois arrive Thursday, June 10, their first activity is to watch a...
"NIU Project Adrian"
Accountancy students at NIU started their class work Friday, March 26, by learning how to properly apply handcuffs to a suspected drug dealer. That is not a typical part of the curriculum, but this was not your typical accounting class. The demonstration was part of Project Adrian, a day-long event that allowed 80 students to...
Tammy Duckworth, 2010 recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from NIU
Northern Illinois University presented an honorary doctoral degree to L. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Black Hawk helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds in Iraq cost her both of her legs and who now serves as a top ranking official in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vincent Cornelius (’89) received the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Law from the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, in recognition of his significant professional accomplishments and civic involvement. Cornelius opened his own general practice firm in 1994 and now has offices in Wheaton and Joliet, Illinois.  He began his legal career in...
Paul Carpenter
Paul Carpenter remembers well the desolation of the New Mexico desert at night, how his sore and swollen feet somehow managed to keep turning the pedals on his bicycle while the road’s shadows and his own tired mind played their own tricks. Enveloped by cold and darkness, and deprived of sleep, the chair of the...
“I’m really interested in learning what I can do to get people connected with their representatives in Washington.”
NIU President John Peters meets Friday afternoon with Illinois Valley Community College officials and Ottawa Mayor Robert Eschbach (far right). The group is look at plans for IVCC’s new satellite campus." align="left" />NIU and Illinois Valley Community College will begin in the fall of 2011 to offer a bachelor’s degree completion program for registered nurses who live and work nearby.
Ally Award Winners 2010
Northern Illinois University College of Law and the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) were recipients of the 2010 Ally Awards hosted by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center and the LGBT Studies Program. The Center kicked off LGBT Awareness Month with the annual Ally Awards...
Tina Grieco-Calub
Toddlers fitted with cochlear implants take more time, on average, to process spoken words in their vocabulary than their normal-hearing peers, according to a study led by a professor from NIU. Tina Grieco-Calub, who was a post-doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the time of the 2006-2008 study, said that those time delays...
seismogram
The most popular people on campus last week had to be the geologists. After the Feb. 10 earthquake that startled thousands of people awake across the region, just about everyone – including the media – wanted the expert opinions of the NIU professors who study quakes and man the seismic center in Davis Hall. Geology...
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