Training offered to groom leaders of civic, diversity efforts

Civic Reflection
NIU has good news for student leaders, civically engaged individuals and anyone wishing to enhance their communication and critical thinking skills. As part of the university’s effort to foster student engagement and career success, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will host training programs this fall that…

NIU’s African Student Alliance explains new name

African Student Alliance logo
After three decades as the NIU African Student Association, the organization has changed its name to the African Student Alliance. “I changed the name to ‘Alliance’ because I believe that it is a better fit for the organization,” said ASA President Yannick Koua, a CLCE major with a minor in black studies. “ ‘Association’ made us…

New book sounds national alarm on U.S. education crisis

Book cover of “Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Preparing and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers”
La Vonne I. Neal is ready for action. Ready to disrupt cultural disparities in education. Ready to upend the rising numbers of students of color leaving high school without diplomas. Ready to remove institutional obstacles that dissuade people of color from becoming teachers. Ready to enact potentially transformational remedies. The dean of the Northern Illinois University College…

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