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Last Look

The Convocation Center glows in celebration of the football team’s berth in the Discover Orange Bowl.

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Class Notes

Inside NIU

Huskie Pride

John Peters never shot a basket or threw a pass, but he left his mark on Huskie athletics.

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A lasting legacy

During John Peters’ tenure, from 2000 to 2013, NIU was transformed. Here’s a glance at some of the physical changes and additions to campus.

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Faculty accolades

An update on the accomplishments of some of NIU's talented faculty members: Jeffrey Chown, Donna Werderich, and Chang Liu.

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The search for a new leader

This past October, NIU President John G. Peters announced his intention to step down on June 30, 2013. Since that time, a 28-person Presidential Search Advisory Committee has been meeting regularly to advise the NIU Board of Trustees and submit candidates for the position of NIU’s 12th president. The...

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Popcorn and Kool-Aid

Finished reading the article about the married student housing in the Northern Now Winter 2013 edition and thought I could add a few comments. My wife and I and 3-month-old daughter moved in September of 1960 from Belvidere. We were the first tenants in A6 on the bottom floor...

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A proud rugger

I was a member of the Northern Illinois men’s rugby club from the spring of 2004 through the fall of 2009. I was a key member in getting the club back into good standing with the university. I am very pleased with the continued success of this program and...

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Fall of 1956…

Fall of 1956…my freshman year at Northern Illinois State College…the Field House was being constructed at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Lucinda. My home to be, Neptune Hall, was almost new. The rest of Neptune  was built later as were the skyscraper dorms. To accommodate as many...

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Good memories

It is fun to get Northern Now, but, of course, since I was a student there (1945–1949) the changes are phenomenal! I was thinking that it would be interesting to have “old timers” relate how different it was way back when a dollar was worth something. I smiled when...

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