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Four outstanding employees have been recognized for their contributions to NIU beyond a narrow reading of their job descriptions. The Operating Staff Council named Jonie Barshinger, Robert Botts, Angie Flannery and Ellen Hamrick as recipients of the 2021 Operating Staff Outstanding Service Award. Recipients are chosen for demonstrating outstanding service and making significant contributions to...
Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff are winners of the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Each is an ambassador for the university in their own unique way, but all work to innovatively and professionally ensure the success of their departments, building programs and the campus as a whole. These SPS Presidential Award recipients play a...
No playbook existed for how the sports industry could react to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jobs and revenue were lost. Games, programs and seasons were canceled. Teams played without fans. With a more positive outlook on the horizon, organizations, teams and participants now are working to rebrand sports in a post-COVID world. The...
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its annual Chemistry Demo Night to be held virtually via Zoom, with the interactive livestream to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16. Register to attend the virtual event. This year’s theme is “Kitchen Chemistry,” featuring some experiments everyone can perform at home using readily...
“Recycling is a complex process and is not particularly efficient in terms of energy and natural resource consumption,” says Courtney Gallaher, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. “Many of our recyclable products are not recycled in the ways...
April is Autism Acceptance Month, an opportunity to spread awareness, promote acceptance and ignite change. For Rai Nihei, proud mother of Clark and a member of NIU’s Autism Caregiver group, it’s also an opportunity to address a number of misconceptions that people may have about autism. “Autism is not uncommon and it’s not an illness to...
NIU Assistant Professor, Mohammad Moghimi, received the Early Career Research (ECR) Award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to develop a novel pediatric hearing aid. Moghimi, an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET), designed a non-invasive, band-aid-like hearing aid that can be secured behind an infant’s ear to conduct...
For as long as he can remember, Chenaire Barmore says, he has wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Since the age of 13, the NIU junior has volunteered and worked with local nonprofit organizations such as Goodwill, United Way and the YMCA in his hometown of Rockford. “I see the daily...
Northern Illinois University’s student-run newspaper, the Northern Star, surged onward through a challenging 2020 with awards and additional accolades for its staff and advisor. The Star made a banner year out of the difficulties posed by shifting to an online-only operation during the pandemic, adjusting to a more splintered readership that has been largely off-campus,...
Two December graduates of Northern Illinois University who received life-saving transfusions after being gravely injured in a February fire are giving back with a blood drive for the community on April 7. After the Feb. 12 apartment fire, Matt Zamudio and Alyssa Noonan were airlifted from DeKalb to a trauma center in Rockford, where they...
NIU’s Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) and Safe Passage join communities, workplaces and campuses across the country in hosting awareness and prevention events throughout the month of April, which is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Sexual violence on college campuses has been an issue for many years,” stated Prevention Project...
Pi-Sui Hsu Pi-Sui Hsu has devoted much of her career to showing K-12 educators how to get the most out of the instructional technology available. Now the NIU College of Education’s senior faculty fellow is extending her expertise and guidance across campus to the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Hsu is mentoring Eric Monsu Lee, a visiting assistant professor...
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