Amy Newman

Poetry in the classroom

In the world of contemporary American poetry, NIU English Professor Amy Newman is a shining star.
That might seem like a bold statement, but it’s easy to back up.
Her numerous awards, five books and more than 250 poems, often published in top journals

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How to improve student writing

With help from NIU students, Thomas McCann and Elizabeth Kahn, both NIU English professors specializing in teacher certification, say they have zeroed in on key strategies to improve high school student performance on writing assignments.
Previous research shows, McCann says, that students perform

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Northern Illinois University will host the 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.
Faculty, graduate students and, for the first time in the conference’s history, undergraduate students will share their research related

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