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Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff are winners of the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Each is an ambassador for the university in their own unique way, but all work to innovatively and professionally ensure the success of their departments, building programs and the campus as a whole. These SPS Presidential Award recipients play...
The Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (PCSOGI) and Prism seek nominations every spring for the Eychaner Award, which is presented to recognize individuals affiliated with NIU who have made outstanding contributions that enhance the lives of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer spectrum (LGBTQ+). The award is presented in...
Seven Northern Illinois University Huskies, from the former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers to individuals who are dedicated to community outreach, will receive 2019 awards from the NIU Alumni Association for their outstanding achievements. “This is among the most impressive groups of award recipients we have ever honored,” NIU Alumni Association Executive Director Reggie Bustinza said....
One NIU faculty member, two students and an entire department were recognized for their outstanding contributions to international education during the 2018 International Recognition reception held Nov. 13. “The university is committed to recognizing individuals who exceed expectations,” said Bradley Bond, associate vice president, Division of International Affairs. “Each year, we recognize a faculty member,...
The NIU College of Business continues to be ranked among an exclusive group of the best undergraduate business schools in the country.  The latest ranking results come from Poets&Quants,the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news.  In its third annual ranking, the publication ranks NIU’s business college in the top 100 (80th) within a prestigious group...
Two NIU faculty members were recognized for their achievements during the annual American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) convention in New Orleans. Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg, assistant professor of Spanish linguistics, received the Early Career Scholar Award. The award, first given in 2017, recognizes the work of emerging scholars by reviewing their research, contributions...
Northern Illinois University College of Law was honored by the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) with the Warren Wolfson Excellence in Education Award. The award, which was presented during their annual dinner, recognized the College of Law for its dedication to improving the well-being of its students and promoting the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program within its community....
Jesse “Woody” Johnson and Jessica Reyman have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. Established in 2015, the award recognizes outstanding graduate faculty members for their scholarly achievements and exceptional contributions to graduate education at NIU. “Both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Reyman are extraordinarily dedicated to the graduate students whose...
Work being done to increase retention and narrow the equity gap in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU is gaining worldwide attention. A three-pronged strategy developed by Shanthi Muthuswamy, associate professor of engineering technology, recently earned recognition through an Airbus GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council) Diversity Award program. NIU advanced as a...
Kurt Thurmaier, NIU Presidential Engagement Professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration, School of Public and Global Affairs, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Fellows are nominated by current Academy members, and election follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public...
The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) recently awarded Katharina Barbe, chair of NIU’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, with its Service Award for research, writing and curriculum development. For the past three decades, Barbe has collaborated on numerous projects for the American Association of Teachers of German. Those efforts provided...
The Northern Illinois University College of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic was honored by the Illinois State Bar Association with its 2018 Excellence in Legal Education Award. Established by the ISBA’s Committee on Legal Education, Admissions and Competence, this annual awardrecognizes a law school program that serves as an example of excellence in the practice of law; demonstrates records of...
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