The former Finnish Majakka Hall is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.

Sociology students, professor team for research to help building become local historic landmark

A research report compiled and presented by an NIU sociology professor and her student research team to the Landmark Commission of DeKalb and the DeKalb City Council has prompted the granting of historic landmark status to the former Finnish Majakka Hall. The

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NIU Libraries launches Open Access Fund

NIU Libraries has launched a pilot Open Access Fund that will provide small grants to faculty and graduate students to help defray the upfront costs associated with open access publishing. Grappling with the costs for expensive journal subscriptions, a number of universities

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Engineering professor, students use NSF grant to examine sources of green, renewable energy

Renewable energy is a rapidly growing area of study in today’s world. As the population begins to use up other natural resources such as coal and oil, the future of energy is clean, green and renewable. At the NIU College of Engineering

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Corn was crop that powered rise of Peruvian civilization 5,000 years ago, new study finds

A new study by a team of archaeologists that includes Northern Illinois University anthropologist Winifred Creamer provides convincing evidence that the earliest civilization of South America relied heavily on agriculture – specifically the large-scale production of corn. For decades, researchers have debated

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Laurie Elish-Piper

Laurie Elish-Piper elected to board of directors of International Reading Association, sets goals

Laurie Elish-Piper is a model of multi-dimensional success. At NIU, she is a Presidential Teaching Professor of Literacy Education, director of the Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. She also was recently elected

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Archaeologists to gather this weekend at NIU for forum on Andean, Amazonian ethnohistory

NIU will host the 41st annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory this weekend. The meeting will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, in Cole Hall, recently remodeled to include the NIU Anthropology Museum. In conjunction

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Jessica Reyman

English professor wins award from NCTE/CCCC for original essays in technical communication

The National Council of Teachers of English/Council on College Composition and Communication (NCTE/CCCC) has awarded associate professor of English Jessica Reyman its 2013 Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication.

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