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The NIU College of Education’s first Educator in Residence spent April 11 doing just that: educating. Denise Bunning, who earned an M.S.Ed. in Special Education in 1989 from NIU, returned to her alma mater with a clear message for future teachers: Children will come to your classrooms with life-threatening food allergies – and you must know how...
Laura Fenwick is a 2012 graduate of NIU. She founded Fenwick Photo Arts in Nashville, Tenn. in 2013, “on the belief that art is the universal language of understanding, storytelling, mystery, and love. And, that each of those elements is paramount to a good day. Today, the company specializes in art partnerships, extended travel series, and building...
In every life, there are turning points — moments big and small — that change direction for individuals and/or institutions. As NIU prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary, members of the NIU community are invited to submit nominations for the 125 Key NIU Moments collection. Entries can be made directly on the 125th-anniversary website through the end...
The NIU experience not only transforms students but many NIU staff as well. That certainly rings true for Renee Page of NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. When reflecting back on her 24 years at NIU, Page has been most significantly transformed through the relationships she’s developed during her time at NIU. “I’ve found many wonderful friends...
An NIU alum is bringing his talents back to campus to oversee accounting and financial reporting and to ensure the university is in compliance with numerous regulatory agencies. Jason Askin joined the Division of Administration and Finance on Monday, March 18, and is settling into his new role as controller.   Askin earned a Bachelor of...
Denise Bunning remembers well the moment she decided to become a teacher when she grew up. She was 8 and in the third-grade when her East Coast family settled in Glenview, Ill. “I always loved school,” says Bunning, who eventually earned her M.S.Ed. in Special Education from NIU in 1989 and went on to teach second- and third-graders...
NIU is bringing power to the people thanks to IDEAL Industries’ innovative charging system, PowerPuck, which has been installed in Einstein’s Café in Founders Library and the main level of the Holmes Student Center. “NIU students are never further than a cord’s length away from power to keep their devices fully charged,” Nate Kolmodin, PowerPuck product...
Huskies. Never. Quit.  You just have to unleash them.  For 1,895 minutes on Tuesday, May 7- Wednesday, May 8, NIU will host its first-ever Day of Giving. Day of Giving events have grown in popularity over the past several years, and among colleges and universities in particular. Driven primarily through online channels, these events serve as “digital pep...
Alum credits NIU with hotel management success, gives back   Jeff Wolff started at Marriott as a bus boy about 45 years ago while still in high school and now travels throughout the world, working with more than 5,000 hotels. A vice president for Market Operations and Guest Experience at Marriott International, Inc., Wolff has never...
Teaching Latinx history as part of a general education survey course is the topic of the Hainds Fellowship workshop at the downtown Aurora campus of Waubonsee Community College from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 12. This free workshop is open to the public, but it is especially designed for community college, university, and...
A 25-member committee has been hard at work creating the outline for a year-long observance of NIU’s 125th anniversary. Now the entire university community is invited to participate by submitting ideas, applying for grants, and branding both new and existing events as 125th celebrations. NIU’s 125th (also known as a quasquicentennial) officially kicks off in January 2020, a century-and-a-quarter...
All members of the Northern Illinois University community are invited to attend the investiture of Dr. Lisa C. Freeman as the 13th president of NIU, 2 p.m., Friday, April 5 in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. “The investiture of a new president is an important event in the history of a university,...
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