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NIU Nursing Professor Jie Chen has been named a 2018 Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board. She was awarded $10,000 to help promote excellence in nursing education. “These nurse educators are highly qualified, and Illinois is fortunate to have them in teaching...
For the second year in a row, NIU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been recognized by the national professional organization CSHEMA (Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association). The 2017 award recognized the department and the Office of Research Compliance, Integrity and Safety for developing a laboratory safety course. This year’s award honored chemistry...
Mike Stang, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, received the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) prestigious Parthenon Award during the organization’s annual conference on July 7 in Denver. Stang was one of five recipients from around the country to be awarded the association’s highest honor for his outstanding achievement, service,...
She might tell you otherwise, but recognition for Dana Hughes was long overdue. Hughes, administrative assistant in the Graduate School, recently received the 2018 Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence. The award goes to someone who demonstrates continued commitment and operational efficiency within their organization and provides meaningful contributions to NIU. “I was...
A major gift from four alumni has established the Jones Diedrich Mennie Endowed Professorship in Finance. Paul Jones (B.S., finance, ’76), William J. Jones (B.S., finance, ’79), John C. Diedrich (B.S.,  accountancy, ’76) and Douglas U. Mennie (B.S., industry and technology, ’78) created this professorship to assist the NIU Department of Finance in retaining excellent faculty and...
NIU CAUSE, the university’s student organization in the social entrepreneurship space, has been named the Entrepreneurship Club of the Year in the state of Illinois.  CAUSE student leadership accepted the award on Friday, April 20, in Chicago during the EntrepreneurshipU Awards ceremony hosted by Future Founders, a nonprofit that inspires youth to create employment opportunities for...
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...
In the grand scale of history, it might seem like a minor footnote: an 1854 train wreck near Trillick, a small village in northwestern Ireland, that killed two railway engineers and left several passengers injured. But NIU history professor Sean Farrell sees much more. One of the world’s first “train wreckings,” the crash was no...
Northern Illinois University has received an award for engaging student-run organizations across campus in cultural awareness workshops. Representatives from two NIU offices—Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student Involvement & Leadership Development—accepted the Joseph H. Benedict Jr. Social Change Award for Racial Justice on behalf of NIU this spring at the Association of College Unions...
WNIJ News reporters won four top prizes in the Illinois Associated Press Broadcast News Contest for stories aired in 2017. WNIJ swept the category for “Best Use of Sound” and also was honored in the “Best Light Feature” and “Best Newswriter” categories. Jenna Dooley’s feature headlined “NIU Library Brings World War I Sheet Music To Life,”...
For the third consecutive year, an NIU student in physics has landed a prestigious graduate student research award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The DOE announced earlier this month that NIU’s 25-year-old Tyler Burch, a Ph.D. degree candidate, is one of 60 students from across the nation to receive the...
Sharing an eagerness to learn both on the job and academically, two NIU students earned Intern of the Year scholarships from NIU Career Services. The following awards were presented at an April 19 banquet on campus: Gold Award—Andrew McComb, operations and information systems major Silver Award—Madisen Frye, industrial and systems engineering major NIU Career Services...
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