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NIU’s Art Museum will present “INsideOUT,” a contemporary conceptual group exhibition metaphorically looking at fashion with all its implications: glamour, charm, distraction, absence, longing, memory, play, gender/class authority and technology/labor issues. The exhibition will be open from Thursday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Dec. 4. The public is invited to an opening reception from 4:30 to...
Two alums of the NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences — Sean Nank and Nicola Wethall — have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. They recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their...
George M. Shur
George M. Shur did outstanding work for NIU as its general counsel from 1983 until his retirement in 2003. His most obvious connection to the College of Law was that his office was located in a building adjacent to the College of Law, but his connection to the college was much deeper. So, when Shur was considering how...
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NIU’s Art Museum will present “Ghosted Bodies: Fashion, Fine Art and Symbolism,” a lecture by Suzanne Eberle from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Room 102 of the Visual Arts Building. While the human figure has been a major subject in the history of art, the ghosted body — missing but suggested by empty...
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A new program to coordinate social services for individuals and families that began in Rockford has been recognized as a “Bright Idea” in American government. That distinction was awarded by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The recognition places the program on a list...
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The Northern Illinois men’s golf team finished in seventh place after rain washed away today’s final round of the CSU/Telich Sun Life Financial Golf Invitational. The final tally left NIU (604, +36) a stroke ahead of Loyola-Chicago for seventh place in the field of 15. The finish gives the Huskies three consecutive top 10s after a...
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When most people think of college rankings lists, they think only of the 600-pound gorilla of that category — the list published by U.S. News and World Report. However, when it comes to ranking institutions as numerous and as varied as colleges and universities, one size hardly fits all. “The mission at Princeton is different...
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A Presidential Engagement Professorship and three other initiatives represent the newest activities related to the Engaged University designation awarded to NIU last year by the Carnegie Foundation. The Engagement Professorship joins two other presidential awards for senior NIU faculty: the Presidential Research Professorship and the Presidential Teaching Professorship. Other Fall 2010 engagement activities include an...
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“De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program” (LAP) invites Latinas students to the Latino Resource Center smart classroom from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. LAP is dedicated to providing Latina students with the space to engage in meaningful conversations about cultural and gender awareness along with promoting programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster...
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In 1990, Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Since its inception, advocates have used this week to highlight the importance of mental health.  As October begins, NIU’s Counseling and Student Development Center wants to remind the NIU community of its services. The center provides services that are completely confidential and...