Thomas Parisi

High anxiety

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More than one in six people in the United States experience anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Could marijuana, which is now being used more widely and legally for medical purposes, help relieve the stress? NIU psychology professor David Valentiner and graduate student Sara Wyman tackle that topic in a new blog entry this week in Psychology…

International Affairs announces Cobb Fellowship recipients

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International Affairs has announced the recipients of this year’s Cobb Fellowships: Marc Adler of chemistry and biochemistry; Kikue Hamayotsu of political science; and Holly Jones of biological sciences. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1,333 to facilitate research collaboration with an international colleague. The Cobb program is funded through an endowment that was established from the estate of Lillian…

Bake sale today to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines

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Students of Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail, an NIU instructor of Tagalog, one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines, will hold a bake sale today at the Holmes Student Center, south entrance. The sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise funds to help fishermen impacted by the deadly typhoon in the Philippines…

It’s actually quite easy being green

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Goodwill Industries is hoping NIU students will do another solid for the non-profit agency. At the end of the past three semesters, as students were moving out of residence halls, they donated a whopping total of 19,281 pounds of clothing and household goods through the hugely successful NIU “Give and Go!” project. Now, with finals again just…

Blinded by science – and artistry

University Honors student and Research Rookie presented “Total Synthesis of Rottlerin” with Theodore J. Litberg
NIU junior Linnea Scherer hopes to change the way women are portrayed in video games, and she already has developed an impressive game concept thanks to the McKearn Summer Fellows program she participated in last year. “The McKearn Fellows Program was amazing. It was what got me to this point,” says Scherer of Elburn, a talented…

NIU to offer fellowships to Southeast Asia youth program alumni

NIU President Doug Baker
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced Monday evening the establishment of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) Fellowship, a program that will provide tuition waivers to students who have participated or will be participating in the U.S. Department of State program administered by NIU since 2009. The fellowship will be offered to SEAYLP alumni…

Feeling tense before finals? Come to De-Stress Fest 2014

Anthropology Museum Says RELAX
Feeling the pressure of upcoming finals? You might just want to take a break at the NIU Anthropology Museum, which will be transformed into a “no-stress zone” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. The day’s events at the museum, organized entirely by students for students, is being dubbed “De-Stress Fest 2014.” Relaxation stations will…

More than 300 undergrads to show off research, artistry chops

Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
More than 300 NIU students are making last-minute preparations before showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Open to the public, URAD will treat visitors…