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NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering several classes in art and music this fall. Start your pre-school child on the path of musical knowledge with Musical Tales, a new class offered this fall. The class combines a story with musical activities and meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 14. Musical Tales...
The Northern Illinois cross country team will open its 2010 season this weekend when the Huskies travel to Madison, Wis., to take on some of the nation’s top competitors at the Badger Classic hosted by Wisconsin. The Huskies first race of the season will kick-off today at the Zimmer Cross Country Course.  One of eight...
Science students at a dozen high schools and middle schools throughout the Chicago region are in for a treat this fall. Their teachers attended the ASM Materials Camp for Teachers at NIU, and their classroom presentations will never be the same. The camp was designed to teach instructors new, innovative and inexpensive ways to conduct...
DeMarcus Grady
Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud completed 27 of 36 passes for 265 yards and added 14 rushes for 45 yards to lead the homestanding Cyclones to a 27-10 victory over Northern Illinois Thursday in the 2010 season opener for both teams. Northern Illinois lost its seventh straight season-opener dating back to the 2003 overtime win...
When NIU classes began last week, 61 percent of the new freshman class were enrolled in a section of Northern’s popular UNIV 101 (The University Experience) course; a record percentage in the course’s history.  Transfer enrollments in UNIV 201 (The Transfer Experience) also set a record, nearly doubling in number from Fall 2009 with 184 students...
NIU President John Peters
NIU President John Peters today announced the creation of the Vision 2020 Initiative to guide the university through what he expects to be an era of tremendous change and uncertainty for American higher education. “I think it is fair to say that the number of changes confronting us, and the magnitude and speed of those...
Terrance Green
Terrance Green, a nationally recognized speaker and the author of “Becoming an All ‘A’ Student: The Quick and Easy Guide to Getting a 4.0,” will train people to maximize their full potential in every aspect of life during a 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, presentation at NIU. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the Center for...
Davis Hall
NIU’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences will host its first of its fall colloquia at 4 p.m. Friday, Sep. 3, in Davis Hall 308. Magali Billen from the University of California-Davis will speak on “The Role of Mantle and Plate Rheology in Subduction Dynamics.” Call (815) 753-1943 for more information.
NIU student Holly Swaim is making headlines today for her role as a Good Samaritan. According to news reports, Swaim was driving westbound on I-88 near DeKalb a week ago today — Thursday, Aug. 26 — when she noticed a Honda CRV in a ditch between Elburn and Sugar Grove. No rescue crews were on the...
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by David Hedin, NIU Board of Trustees Professor of Physics NIU physicists and students played a major role over the years in the design and construction of elements of a detector at Fermilab used to identify subatomic particles known as muons. That science is now helping scientists shed new light on what the New York...
Ken Davidson
Exactly four decades to the day from when Ken Davidson received his first license to practice law, Northern Illinois University’s General Counsel today announced his retirement plans. Davidson, also an NIU Vice President and Parliamentarian for the NIU Board of Trustees, will continue to serve the university through Dec. 31. He joined NIU exclusively in...
NIU volleyball team
Sophomore middle blocker Mary Kurisch paced a well-rounded attack as the undefeated Northern Illinois volleyball team swept Bradley, 3-0, at Victor E. Court Tuesday night. The 25-14, 25-17, 25-15 win improved NIU to 5-0, marking its best start since 1998, as the Huskies wrapped up a perfect five-match home stand to begin the 2010 campaign. “The...