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Category: Accolades
Linda Saborío, NIU Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, began her term as Executive Secretary of University Council and President of Faculty Senate this summer. During the spring semester, Faculty Senate officially nominated – and University Council officially elected – Saborío to the position. Her term officially began July 1, though she has worked hard...
Kendra Nenia didn’t originally plan to teach about bugs. But Nenia and her co-teacher Denise Fenn noticed that the two- and three-year-olds in their classroom at NIU Campus Child Care (CCC) were fascinated by insects and spiders, so she followed this interest. The result—a six-week learning project titled “Discovering the World of Insects on the Playground”—is...
Northern Illinois University is among a select group of the nation’s public universities cited for simultaneously producing important research while also extending social-mobility opportunities to students from low-income households, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. In the report titled, “Ladders, labs, or laggards? Which public universities contribute most,” authors Dimitrios Halikias and...
NIU psychology professor Larissa Barber was recognized internationally earlier this summer for her cutting-edge work in occupational-health psychology. Barber received the Early Career Achievement Award during the 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, held in June in Minneapolis. The conference is convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety...
WNIJ News received an award in the annual Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) competition for 2016. The award was presented Friday, June 23, at the PRNDI gathering in Miami, FL. PRNDI awarded WNIJ News second-place in best news series for “Great Lakes Basin Railroad: Down the Line.” The Great Lakes Basin Railroad (GLBR) was...
An NIU political science student’s years of work for those who serve in the military has led to national recognition, which recently put her on stage in Washington D.C. with Olympian Gold Medalist Michael Phelps. Glennita Williams, of South Holland, Ill., was invited to Washington D.C. by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which is...
NIU Presidential Research Professor Philippe Piot in physics was appointed earlier this year to serve on the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC), which advises the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program supports fundamental research that aims to understand, predict and ultimately control matter and energy at...
The Best Schools, an organization that ranks degree programs, colleges and universities, has recognized Northern Illinois University’s Online Master of Public Health degree program in the top 30 best in the country. Ranking criteria include quality of the program, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and reputation, including the school’s reputation for...
A team of NIU faculty and administrators has been selected by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) to participate in the AAC&U summer Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success at Boston University in late June. The Institute is designed to help campus teams develop highly engaging approaches to learning that improve both...
Every year, the NIU Alumni Association recognizes 10 alumni for their professional accomplishments. The 2017 alumni award recipients recognized at the Thursday, May 4, banquet were: Frank M. Drendel, Distinguished Alumni Award Chairman of the board and founder of CommScope Inc. B.S. marketing, 1970 Ronald J. Modell, F.R. Geigle Service Award World-class trumpeter and music...
Cathy Cradduck, Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, recently received the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence. Colleagues say that during her long tenure at NIU, she has served as a model for operational efficiency and professional commitment. She started at NIU in 1989, working for Counseling and Student Development as a secretary....
Recently, NIU staff member Shana Ware proposed a new professional knowledge community—the Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education and Response Knowledge Community—which was accepted and adopted by the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education professional association. Ware, who coordinates Advocacy Services in the Counseling and Consultation Services Department, now serves as the co-vice chair of...
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