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Renovations Begin on Riley Courtroom
Construction season is in full swing around NIU, and the Francis X. Riley Courtroom is undergoing a makeover of its own. Tables, chairs and carpeting have been removed to make way for improved seating with individual power outlets. Additional updates will include enhanced technological tools, such as the "Smart Classroom" presentation system, a large-screen projector, and other electronics upgrades. The project will be completed by the time students return in the fall.
Have you Saved your Seat?
Opportunities are still available to support the Riley Courtroom Renovation project. For a gift of $2,000, you can leave your mark at the College by having your name engraved on a seat in the courtroom. Leadership levels of giving also are available.
Click Here to download the Riley Courtroom Renovation Pledge Card, or contact Greg Anderson, Director of Career Opportunities and Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 753-9604.
Alumni Get Sworn-In at United States Supreme Court
On June 2, 2008, 21 alumni gathered together in Washington, D.C., for the "once in-a-lifetime experience" of being sworn-in before the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Larry Stein ('93) served as the Movant for the group. Plans are underway for the College's next Supreme Court Swearing-In trip in 2010.
Front row, from left: Kate McCabe (’01), Emily Chen (’01), Lee Holmes (’03), Brett Feinstein (’97), Brian DeBenedetto (’96), Interim Dean Malcolm L. Morris, Michael L. Wassell (’85), Evelyn Gross (’78), Larry Stein (’93), Deborah A. Klein (’89), Karen L.S. Wilkerson (’97) and Renee’ L. Robinson (’93).
Back row, from left: John A. Salzeider (’88), Walter V. Smith (’84), Austin Bartlett (’00), Michael Denning (’02), Nathaniel Jones (’97), Doug Teaney (’87), Abel Smith (’89), Hal Conick (’80), Joy A. Stoddard Johnston (’02), and Cheryl E. Traum (’98).
Class of 2008 Joins Alumni Ranks
The number of the College's graduates rose by 108 as the Class of 2008 celebrated their Commencement on May 24. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of the Illinois 14th District presented the Commencement Address. Adam Watson was the Student Speaker and Professor Dan Reynolds was named Faculty of the Year.