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Category: Accolades
NIU chemistry professor Narayan Hosmane has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award, which is given to non-resident natives of India for outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the “Flag of India high.” Hosmane received the award this fall during the Global Indian Summit at the House of Lords in London. The award is...
NIU Housing officials were awarded the distinction of Most Spirited Delegation during the recent National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) conference. The award is given to the college that shows exemplary enthusiasm, and points are scored by participating in activities, displaying the school flag, submitting programs to be presented and more. NACURH is...
Two NIU technology professors are creating a realistic online lab to equip undergraduates with the skills to develop renewable energy systems and to interest high school students in renewable energy. Associate professor Liping Guo and Professor Andrew Otieno of the Department of Technology were awarded a grant in June by the National Science Foundation to...
Milivoje M. Kostic, professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently invited to be a panel participant on the development of entransy theory at the 16th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-16). The event, also known as Heat Transfer Olympics,  will be held at the Chinese National Convention Center, Olympic Game Park, Beijing, China, from Aug. 10-15, 2018, with...
The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring Ismael Montana, an associate professor in the Department of History, for his many contributions to international education.  Montana has been very active in the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at NIU, having served in the presidential stream. He was also last year’s...
NIU’s Founder’s Memorial Library has an extensive collection of dime novels which date back to as early as 1830. The recently digitalized collection of popular culture novels was featured in  a video documentary created Field Notes, the makers of high-quality notebooks. For more information about NIU’s collection of dime novels, contact Matt Short or Sata Prescott.  
Dr. Frank Gruber, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Technology, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, was recently presented with the Kaywood Award for contributions to the field of Traffic Safety for his teaching, research, consulting, committee work, and community service in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The award was from the American Driver and...
NIU has a proud history of producing accomplished actors and actresses. Though Matt Walsh lost out to Alec Baldwin in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at last night’s Emmy Awards, his nomination is further confirmation of the quality of actors and actresses who have studied here. Walsh has played Mike McClintock, the press...
School of Theatre and Dance alumna Amber Sallis, has been named a “Hot New Face of Chicago Theater Class of 2017” by the Chicago Tribune. Sallis most recently appeared in a Steep Theatre production of “Earthquakes in London.”  She will next appear in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” September 22 to October 19 with Eclectic Theatre,...
Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is home to a number of exceptional organizations. One notable organization is the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). Recently, the chapter was awarded the 2017 Chapter Recognition Gold Award. “Our mission is threefold: connect, experience, educate,” chapter president Shekinah Bergmann said. “First, we seek...
The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was recently selected as a recipient of a 2017 Catalyst Award for Leading Change, by Blackboard Inc. Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community. Winners are selected by a team of Blackboard experts. As one of...
National Council for Home Safety and Security named NIU to its list of the 2017 Top 100 Safest Colleges in America At Northern Illinois University, community safety is our top priority. That’s why we we’re extremely proud to be included in the top 100 rankings of the Safest Colleges in America 2017 report. The National Council...
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