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In Springfield … With only three weeks left before the scheduled May 31 adjournment of the Illinois General Assembly, there are three major issues still unresolved: the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, pension stabilization and Medicaid reform. FY2013 Budget The House Higher Education Appropriations Committee has been meeting frequently over the past several weeks to determine how...
Nora Lindvall
NIU’s Nora Lindvall, who last fall was named the university’s Student Lincoln Laureate – or top senior – can hang another tassel on her mortar board this spring. Lindvall, who grew up in Geneva, has been awarded a prestigious 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to the Netherlands, where she intends to pursue a master’s degree...
Rodolphe Töpffer: Self-portrait
Who doesn’t love comic strips? These entertaining mini-narratives have become a universal language, but how did they originate? Philippe Willems, associate professor in the NIU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will answer that question at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. His lecture, titled “Rodolphe Töpffer and the Birth...
Latino Honor Society
Northern Illinois University’s first Latino Honor Society was successfully launched April 15. With family and friends at their side, 32 students were inducted into the Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS). The inaugural members swore an oath to achieve success through scholarship, service and leadership. About 100 people attended the event organized by Vanessa...
Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez, a Mexican-American student at NIU and a Golden Apple Scholar, is an advocate for attaining awareness about one’s history. That includes one’s familial and cultural roots: People who gain a greater understanding of themselves can better “come together and create positive change,” he says. Lopez also sees a place for himself and others...
NIU received the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award, signifying the strongest contributions to international education by a Phi Beta Delta Chapter over the preceding year. From left: J.D. Bowers; Christopher M. Jones, past president of Zeta Gamma Chapter; International President Richard Deming; and Deborah Pierce, chapter coordinator.
NIU representatives traveled to Kansas City last week for the annual conference of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and returned with some impressive hardware. NIU history professor J.D. Bowers received the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. Bowers, the 2010 Outstanding International Educator at NIU, created and...
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A dozen NIU students and faculty have been selected to participate in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago from Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 25. The participants are sponsored by NIU PeaceJam, the campus chapter of an international organization that works to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves,...
Bryan Moles
Use a chainsaw while wearing a blindfold. Would you do it? Two students from the NIU Special Education program were champing at the bit to be able to do so after being accepted into the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Teacher of Tomorrow Program. The program debuted in 2010 with a cohort of 16 students...
Jaakko Mäntyjarvi
NIU’s Chamber Choir will present its final concert of the year at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The choir will present the world premiere of “Alarum Bells.” Composed by Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjarvi, this work was commissioned by the NIU choral department and the...
Narayan Hosmane
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Narayan Hosmane, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, as a recipient of its prestigious 2012 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists. The academy is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation. Hosmane, of DeKalb, has...
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The NIU Steel Band, under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, will present its spring 2012 concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. Promising an eclectic blend of music from across the globe, the concert will be streamed live. Joining NIU’s musicians are...
A photo of Portofino, Italy
Join NIU alumni and friends for a taste of Northern Italy this  fall on a trip scheduled from Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 21. Northern Italy is a delightful blend of epicurean treats, intriguing art and culture, medieval history, exquisite resorts and breathtaking views and landscapes. The NIU Alumni Association trip will take travelers...
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