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  Associate Professor Eric Jones, from the Department of History of History and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2017 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during the annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week is sponsored by the Division of...
NIU sophomore Chad Wilson isn’t waiting until he graduates to take on the business world. Wilson and his business partner, Jordan Horwitz, are developing an electric cruiser motorcycle prototype they hope will eventually become a product on the market.   “This is the ultimate way to be a part of a tech startup,” Wilson said....
The Graduate Council’s Student Awards Committee is honoring four scholars for outstanding work on their theses and dissertations for work covering an impressive array of scholarly pursuits in two broad categories: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education; and Health Sciences and STEM. Each recipient will be recognized during the Outstanding Graduate Student Recognition Reception on Tuesday, April...
NIU College of Law Interim Dean Mark Cordes and the NIU Law Alumni Council celebrated alumni and friends who embody what is best about the College of Law during their 2017 Awards Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Union League Club of Chicago. The seven honorees were recognized for their career accomplishments, devotion to...
Michael Barnes and Victor Ryzhov have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. The award honors exceptional members of the graduate faculty for their scholarly achievements and outstanding contributions to graduate education at the university. In addition to receiving $2,000, both recipients will be honored on Saturday, Dec. 16, during...
When Mary Bell came to NIU in 1957, she was told to spend 75 percent of her time teaching Physical Education and the rest leading intramurals and intercollegiate sports for women. “Pretty soon, they took intramurals off,” Bell says. “I was excited about that. The intercollegiate role was what I was really interested in.” Considered...
NIU’s Division of International Affairs invites nominations for the 2017 awards to recognize outstanding practice in international education. Recognition is planned for: Outstanding International Educator Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education at NIU (for a domestic student and a non-immigrant student) Nominations are due by Tuesday, Oct....
NIU faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to nominate NIU professors for any of four different awards designed to honor excellence. The 2018 Presidential Engagement Professorships, Presidential Teaching Professorships, Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professorships, and the Board of Trustees Professorships will follow the same nomination and application deadlines this year: Call...
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...
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...
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) will present Christine D. Worobec, Board of Trustees and distinguished research professor emerita at Northern Illinois University, with the Distinguished Contributions Award at its annual conference Nov. 9-12, in Chicago, IL. The Distinguished Contributions Award is ASEEES’ highest honor, recognizing individuals with an exemplary record...
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