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Virtual feedback, mutual benefits

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Longtime friends Corrine Wickens and Elsa Glover were jogging together a few years ago when the conversation turned – naturally – to education. What happened next reads like the script of a classic TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. NIU’s Wickens, an associate professor in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, and Glover, a teacher…

Alex Elias named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Alex Elias
Sophomore defender Alex Elias from the Northern Illinois University women’s soccer team was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Second Team this week. Elias (Phoenix, Ariz./Boulder Creek) is the first NIU women’s soccer player to earn this recognition since Lindsey Curnock in 2009. The sophomore Phoenix native owns a perfect 4.0 grade-point…

University Honors funds projects to integrate artistry, research

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Artistry requires research, and a great deal of research also requires more than a little artistry. To that end, University Honors has developed a unique approach to integrating artistry with research by funding six new entry-level projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Six students will work with several different NIU faculty members to develop their research practices,…

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