History professor Sean Farrell named among top 100 Irish educators

Sean Farrell
Sean Farrell, an NIU associate professor of history, has been named to the Irish Education 100 for 2013. The Irish Education 100 gives tribute to those of Irish descent who have proven successful in education, especially at the university level. Farrell currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on early modern and modern British and Irish…

English Department curls up with Top 10 salute

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Graduateprograms.com has named the NIU Department of English to its “Dean’s List” of top English graduate programs for “career support.” NIU’s program was ranked ninth nationwide. The career support category takes into account the quality of career planning resources and support received both during and after graduate school studies. Using a 10-star system, rankings were compiled from…

NIU alum conjures up spirits, laughs

Copywriter by day, supernatural communicator by night; it’s all just another day in the life of NIU alumnus Neil Tobin. For more than 10 years, Tobin has entertained audiences with his one-man show “Supernatural Chicago,” a unique blend of comedy, magic and psychic demonstrations performed at Castle nightclub, formerly known as Excalibur. The show engages audiences with…

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