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Two prominent Indonesian leaders will present “Indonesian Update 2010: Political Islam and Regional Autonomy” at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. Professor Bahtiar Effendy, dean of the Social and Political Science Department at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, will discuss Islam politics in his portion of...
A photographer from the New York Times Magazine came to campus last month to shoot pictures of some of the artifacts found in the NIU College of Education‘s Blackwell History of Education Museum. Editors at the magazine spotted the artifacts on the Blackwell website and asked Richard Casey, director of the college’s Learning Center, to ship...
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NIU’s Regional History Center will host a grand opening reception for its exhibit, “Somethin’ to Write Home About: Letters from the Regional History Center Collections,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Founders Memorial Library. The exhibit is on display in the library’s foyer with a reception in Room 400. Parking is available in the visitor’s...
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G.P. Yeh, a division scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will visit NIU to speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on “The Energy Transformation.” Yeh’s lecture comes as part of the NIU Department of Physics colloquium and takes place in Room 200 of John E. La Tourette Hall. Refreshments are served at 3 p.m. The...
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The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s first performance of its 34th annual concert season is its fall concert, “Scandinavian Splendor,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. This concert will feature Jean Sibelius’ “The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3,” Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A...
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NIU College of Business students who sat for the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) exam in the summer of 2010 lead the exam’s pass rate. Of 40 participating universities, only five universities had a total of 12 students pass the CTP exam. NIU business students accounted for seven of the total — more than 58 percent. Congratulations...
DC Interns 2010
As an NIU senior majoring in political science and journalism, Dave Thomas knew Washington, D.C., is a big, busy, fast-paced and sprawling newsmaker of a town. This past summer, he became part of it. While serving as an intern for U.S.  Rep. Mike Quigley (5th District), Thomas learned that congressional staffers not only work fast, but...
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Information Technology Services will make changes Wednesday, Oct. 6, to GroupWise. Version 7 of GroupWise will no longer function. A download of Version 8 is available. New requirements for passwords will be put in place.
Mark Rosenbaum
Mark Rosenbaum, Fulbright scholar and assistant marketing professor in the NIU College of Business, contributes a chapter in the recently published book “Environmental Psychology.” Rosenbaum’s research in social spaces drew interest from the authors, who are experts in the field of psychology and who subsequently invited him to write a chapter. His chapter, titled “Beyond the...
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NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will host a fall seminar series that begins Monday, Sept. 27. CISLL is an interdisciplinary center for the study of lifespan language and literacy across diverse populations and contexts. Center affiliates engage in basic and applied research in language and literacy, develop and apply...
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NIU volleyball followed up a perfect weekend with a straight-set victory over visiting DePaul on Tuesday night at Victor E. Huskie Court.  Freshman outside hitter and current MAC West Offensive player of the week Lauren Wicinski again led the way for Northern Illinois with a game-high 17 kills.  Junior Allison McGlaughlin contributed 13 kills while sophomore Meghan...
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ARTLab is an interdisciplinary project initiated by the NIU School of Art investigating the in/visible as its overarching theme for 2010-2011. ARTLab shares an interest in making visible the invisible structures — social, disciplinary, physical, linguistic, conventional, ritual — that shape our experience, including the imperceptible, the subliminal, the imagined, the remembered, the overlooked, the erased,...