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Summer research: get paid, have a blast

NIU is seeking college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists.
As many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students will be selected for participation, along with two or three NIU students who will serve

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Huskie Service Scholar Shareny Mota sorts coats for Homelessness and Hunger Week.

New event to showcase community service work

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the S.E.R.V.I.C.E Committee are hosting the first Community Engagement Showcase.
Students who have participated in community-based outreach initiatives in the current academic year should consider taking  part Tuesday, April 22. The event coincides with Undergraduate Research

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Fulbright workshop for students set for Feb. 26

Students are invited to attend a workshop beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Regency Room at the Holmes Student Center to learn more about U.S. Student Fulbright Grant opportunities and the Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program.
The Student Fulbright Program,

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Bold Futures

Mentorship expansion efforts gather steam

NIU President Doug Baker’s ambitious effort to offer peer or alumni mentors to all students is gaining big-time momentum.
At least three new mentoring initiatives have sprouted up this semester. Inventories are being conducted of the many existing programs. And Baker is expected

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Forward, Together Forward scholars named

Northern Illinois University has announced the 2014 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships.
In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate strength of character through traits such as a strong work

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I Had No Idea …

NIU will host several events between Friday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 28, in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
The annual campaign to bring public attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families: “I had no

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Science on center stage

Warning: Brainiac alert!
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among the largest yearly gatherings of scientists in the world, will be held this week in Chicago, and NIU expects to be well-represented.
NIU students, faculty and outreach

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Amanda Corral

Corral earns Capital One CoSIDA honor

Northern Illinois University junior shooting guard Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) was named Thursday afternoon to the Capital One Academic All-District V Women’s Basketball, one of only five players selected from Division I schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
In the classroom, Corral

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Nancy Prange

Prange named Outstanding Dietetic Educator

Nancy Prange, dietetic internship director in the NIU School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, has won the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award for the state of Illinois.
Students in the graduating dietetic internship class of December 2013 nominated Prange for the award, which

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Christine Clemente Dos Santos

What’s trending in veterinary transfusions?

Christine Clemente Dos Santos, an assistant professor of medical laboratory sciences in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, will speak Thursday, Jan. 30, on “Transfusion Trends in Veterinary Medicine.”
The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the

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