<P>06northern now winter 2016 inside niu NIU Launches Alumni Visa Card In October, the NIU Alumni Association, representing 250,000 NIU alumni worldwide, and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha and a leading issuer of credit cards, launched the new NIU Alumni Visa® Card. The new card offers NIU alumni, faculty, and staff a low introductory rate on purchases; one point for each dollar spent; 1,500 bonus points on the ?rst purchase made during the ?rst three billing cycles; plus zero liability and purchase protection. Cardmembers also enjoy Complete Rewards, which include cash back as a statement credit, merchandise, travel, gift cards, and experiential rewards, such as airfare, hotel stays, and car rental. The Alumni Association takes co-branded partnerships very seriously because our members expect us to partner only with the very best, says Joseph P. Matty, executive director, Northern Illinois University Alumni Association. Partnering with a ?rst-class establishment like First National Bank of Omaha enables us to provide a superior product to our alumni and friends. First Bankcards commitment to its partners, combined with its expertise in university loyalty programs, led to this ?exible, custom credit card program for Northern Illinois University alumni and friends, says Stephen F. Eulie, president of First Bankcard. This program is a powerful way for NIU alumni to show their Huskie pride while earning rewards. Cards are issued by First Bankcard®, a division of First National Bank of Omaha, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. VISA and VISA SIGNATURE are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association and used under license. For more information about the card, go to myniu.com/get-involved/bene?ts. King-Gargile reached out to Krull after ?nding his pro?le through the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Krull says hes had an interest in illustrations since childhood; his aunt and uncle have worked in the business most of his life, and he remembers what a special treat it was to receive a box of their childrens books in the mail every year. The ?rst book, The Toy and the Twister, released in November, follows Bear as he gets left outside during a storm and sucked into a tornado. The only thing that can save him is science, which he learns from a toy doll named Sadie Scientist. After the adventure, the book includes an interview with Douglas Sisterson, a research meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory, to explain the weather. Northern Illinois University Press and the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement will work together to publish the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure series over the next two years. The books, which follow Next Generation Science Standards, are a way for elementary school teachers and parents of young children to introduce and reinforce STEM concepts in a way that children will enjoy. Very few childrens storybooks aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards are available because the standards have been adopted by states in just the past year, says Marilyn Bellert, associate director of the NIU P-20 Center. Young children are natural scientists and tinkerers. We can help point them toward STEM studies and careers by getting them interested early. Krull says he hopes the books will encourage a spirit of constant learning on a variety of subjects. continued from page 5 NIU Press books are available by phone at 800-621-2736, online at niupress.niu.edu, and at local bookstores.</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/3/3/">Page-1</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/4/4/">Page-2</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/5/5/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/6/6/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/7/7/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/8/8/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/9/9/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/10/10/">Page-8</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/11/11/">Page-9</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/12/12/">Page-10</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/13/13/">Page-11</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/14/14/">Page-12</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/15/15/">Page-13</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/16/16/">Page-14</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/17/17/">Page-15</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/18/18/">Page-16</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/19/19/">Page-17</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/20/20/">Page-18</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/21/21/">Page-19</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/22/22/">Page-20</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/23/23/">Page-21</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/24/24/">Page-22</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/25/25/">Page-23</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/26/26/">Page-24</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/27/27/">Page-25</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/28/28/">Page-26</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/29/29/">Page-27</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/30/30/">Page-28</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/31/31/">Page-29</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/32/32/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publications/1137/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>


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