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Dawn Brown, NIU Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, is the 2021 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award winner. “I am both honored and excited,” Brown said. “Receiving this award has strengthened my resolve toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in physical...
Report includes a comprehensive profile of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 McHenry County is home to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations of all sizes. A new, comprehensive study conducted by Northern Illinois University provides a glimpse at their structure, funding, programs, challenges and the impact of COVID-19. The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at...
For weeks, partners across campus have been planning for the two-day event designed to bring the Huskie family together in celebration and support of NIU. Interested in learning what it’s all about? Join BFA Acting Candidate, Kate Drury, ’23 on a journey though campus that illuminates the heart of the movement. We guarantee, it’s three...
Lynda Ransdell has been named the new dean of NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS). She will assume the role on July 1. “I’m delighted that Dr. Ransdell will be joining my leadership team,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Beth Ingram. “She is an accomplished researcher, grant writer and teacher. We were...
The NIU Board of Trustees last week approved promotions and tenure for more than 40 faculty members, recognizing their years of hard work and commitment. Promotions and granting of tenure are serious decisions that involve rigorous evaluation of faculty scholarship, teaching and service. “Each of these faculty members has demonstrated excellence in artistry and scholarship,...
The Society of School Psychology has awarded Logan Riffle, a psychology Ph.D. student, a research grant to assist with the completion of her dissertation. The Society for the Study of School Psychology has a unique role among school psychology organizations, a mission that is devoted exclusively to recognizing and promoting scholarship and research. One of their...
To put it mildly, Suzanne Degges-White is experienced at dealing with reporters. Degges-White, who is chair of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, has been featured in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, interviewed by campus public radio station WNIJ and has been a regular contributor to newscasts on Rockford television, and on Chicago...
Abigail Newman Abigail Newman loved playing school. Then she loved babysitting. Really, she always loved interacting with children. When she was a senior at Oregon High School, she jumped at the opportunity to spend one period each day as a teacher’s assistant in a first-grade classroom across Jefferson Street. “I made a special connection with...
NIU Chemistry Professor Douglas Klumpp’s daughter, Rachel, basically grew up by his side in Faraday Hall. She’d watch Disney movies in her father’s office. On weekends when the building was empty, she’d ride her big wheel up and down the halls as her father worked. This fall, she’ll walk those hallways as a National Merit...
Beginning this Wednesday, June 16, the NIU Foundation is hosting a series of virtual events in conjunction with Huskies United, June 23-24. These virtual events feature leaders from NIU sharing about the priorities on which Huskies United centers. Information is below, along with links to register for each event. You can also register for all...
We understand that exercise improves cardiovascular health. But recent research shows that aerobics and strength training also boost brain health and function – in both healthy adults and those with stroke, dementia or other cognitive impairments. In fact, Jamie Mayer, speech pathologist and associate professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders,...
Representatives from the Illinois Chiefs of Police Association will visit the campus of Northern Illinois University, Monday, June 28, to conduct an on-site assessment of the university’s Department of Police and Public Safety. The visit is part of an ongoing process aimed at securing recognition under the organization’s Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP). During...
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