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Emma Colby doesn’t shy away from a friendly competition. So when the Speech-Language Pathology grad student was asked to be part of NIU’s College Bowl team, she didn’t hesitate. “I love a good trivia event, so this was right up my alley,” said Colby, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders. “Our team...
When Dr. Carla Montgomery passed away on Feb. 1, she left a legacy that can never be erased. “We are heartbroken to learn of Dr. Montgomery’s passing,” said Catherine Squires, Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the NIU Foundation. “Carla’s selfless dedication to the causes she held dear will resound for...
Internationally renowned aviation attorney Kenneth Quinn (FINA ’82) will serve as the keynote presenter for the NIU College of Business BELIEF Week spring 2021. Quinn is currently principal at International Aviation Law PLLC, which specializes in aviation, aerospace, transportation and unmanned aircraft systems. He has been instrumental in shaping the regulations on aviation and flight safety and has counseled aviation leaders before, during and after crises: including building internal cultures that manage risk and developing relationships...
Dawn Brown was recently elected as the Director of Clinical Education representative to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s (ACAPT) newly established National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (NEDI) Commission. “Being elected as part of this commission means that I have an opportunity to lend my voice and abilities to creating not only awareness, but...
While February’s snowpack is melting away, we likely still have some winter weather ahead, so it’s important to be aware of weather hazards once we step foot outside. Here are some tips and resources to keep your winter incident-free. Snow, ice, and cold temperatures present a variety of hazards the most common of which are...
In the fall of 2021, NIU’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) was one of the many programs that switched to an online meeting format to keep members safe during COVID. The LLI organizers were well aware of the risk the virus presented. They also knew that the chance to connect with peers and continue learning about...
The November general election may be over, but the work of NIU’s Democracy Challenge committee continues as the local election cycle is underway. To encourage Huskies to remain engaged in the democratic process, the committee has planned three virtual panel discussions that will explore a range of topics related to local elections and government. “Local...
A new NIU series of Innovation Conversations will bring in experts from across Illinois and around the world to discuss sustainable food systems. The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS) and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) Office of Innovation are sponsoring the events. “This virtual series of conversations features some high-level...
Standing in long lines to receive the COVID vaccine is one of the major concerns facing those who are eligible for the vaccine. As many of those eligible at this time are seniors, standing in long lines may put the patients at risk of exposure to the disease while waiting in line to get the...
Joseph Flynn hoods a College of Education doctoral graduate during the 2019 commencement ceremony. Joseph Flynn is, through and through, an educator. And as the associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction viewed and absorbed the 39 pieces contained in the “Hateful Things” traveling exhibition from Ferris State University, he saw the great potential to shift its impact...
When Adejumoke Olopade was searching for a graduate assistantship, she noticed a job ad for the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement – a center that brings together educational partners from NIU and across the region to increase educational access and success from pre-kindergarten through adult learners. While the center may not seem an obvious choice...
As a review of NIU’s learning management system quickly progresses, now is the time for campus feedback. The university currently uses Blackboard as its learning management system, or LMS, to deliver web-based courses and facilitate teaching and learning. In the final year of a three-year contract with Blackboard, NIU is conducting a formal evaluation of...
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