NIU College of Education

Kinesiology professor honored at UIC as distinguished alum

Paul M. Wright
Paul M. Wright, the Lane/Zimmerman Endowed Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at NIU, has been named recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS). Wright accepted the award last month at the AHS Alumni and Faculty Awards Dinner. “Paul is deeply engaged in…

College of Education renames department

Photo of an apple used as a bookend
The NIU College of Education’s Department of Literacy Education (LTCY) has been renamed the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) effective immediately. Jennifer Berne, who has chaired the department since coming to the university two year ago, said the new name better reflects the department’s scope of activity, which was expanded in a 2011 reorganization. “Our…

College of Ed names VanOverbeke interim associate dean

Marc VanOverbeke
Marc VanOverbeke has been named interim associate dean of the NIU College of Education. His appointment is effective July 1 and continues through June 30, 2015. He replaces Connie Fox, who will retire this September after 30 years of service to the college, the last five of which as associate dean. Currently an associate professor in the…

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