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Category: Accolades
Two WNIJ reporters have collected a total of three first-place awards in the annual Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters competition for 2016. The awards were presented Saturday, April 22, at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association (INBA) gathering in Urbana. There were 12 award categories in each division, and WNIJ News won three of them in the...
The four members of NIU’s Operating Staff chosen to receive this year’s Outstanding Service Award are each described by colleagues as employees who go above and beyond in ways big and small to not just do their jobs, but to make the university and the community a better place. Combined, they have more than 84...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) not only highlight the great work that our students are participating in, but the dedication and support that our NIU faculty and staff have for our students’ success and growth at NIU. The relationship between students and their faculty mentors are life-changing, often...
NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan (Ph.D., political science, 2007) was elected governor of Jakarta on Wednesday, April 19, in a tumultuous election that unseated Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the former vice governor who succeeded then-Governor Joko Widodo when he was elected president in 2014. Baswedan, 47, who was named one of 50 Distinguished Alumni of the College...
NIU Associate Professor Bart Woodstrup was recently commissioned to produce the visual components of a piece performed this month at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” was performed at the National Gallery of Art on April 15. Conceived and performed by Merima Ključo, the piece is...
Faculty and Supportive Professional Staff with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service to NIU were honored at a luncheon and program in the Holmes Student Center on Wednesday, April 19. “One of the main things that motivates me to come to work every day is the incredible people I get...
Anne Hanley, associate professor of history and interim director of the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD), has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award to continue her research on how the first census and the adoption of the metric system affected Brazil’s economy. “This project opens an investigation into...
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