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Over 210 NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry on Wednesday, April 18, during the university’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). Descriptions of all student projects are available online. With the help of over...
For 2018, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) acknowledged the contributions of student Pablo Valencia-Garcia,  Associate Professor Janice Hamlet, Academic Counselor Labrian Carrington, and former director of BELIEF Program and former PCSM Member William C. McCoy. The Deacon Davis Diversity Awards were presented during the Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon held on Wednesday, April 25, at...
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 their job duties to make the university and the community a better place. Combined, they have more than 102 years of experience at NIU. The recipients are Kathi Buffington, office...
A delegation of students representing NIU’s residence halls recently made an impressive mark during a state conference. Members of NIU’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) not only presented the most programs during the conference but also won numerous other awards. The Illinois RHA 2018 conference took place in February at the University of St. Francis. In...
Join your colleagues in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professors; Presidential Teaching Professors; Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professors; Presidential Engagement Professors; and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award recipients at a reception held in their honor on Thursday, April 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Altgeld Auditorium. A...
Among the many decorations adorning Leslie A. Sassone’s office in Graham Hall is a small photograph she snapped years ago at a Grateful Dead Furthur Festival concert. The picture shows a woman reading a book, paying little or no attention to the music being performed in front of her by living legends of rock ’n’...
On Friday, April 20, NIU students and staff members will join approximately 400 Latinx leaders from throughout the state for the 26th Professional and Student Development Conference of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) at Illinois State University. The theme of the conference is “Latino Resistance in Higher Education: A Legacy of Struggle,” and it will feature...
On Friday, April 20, Northern Illinois University senior Laura Vivaldo Cholula will receive the 2018 Emerging Leader Award from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE). The Emerging Leader award recognizes a student in Illinois who has made significant contributions to the Latinx higher education community through service and leadership. The award will be presented at this year’s...
Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been selected as honorees of the 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Their contributions to NIU and the community have been innovative and influential—both enhancing NIU’s reputation and their own. Receiving presidential recognition for their work illustrates the vital role SPS have on building programs, improving operations...
Members of NIU’s United Greek Council (UGC) recently earned the Council Management Award from the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV). UGC leaders say the award recognizes the collaborative efforts of all fraternity and sorority members across campus to build and support a strong community. Clarisa Sandoval, of Westchester, IL, is a senior majoring...
For one NIU professor preparing to embark on her third Fulbright-sponsored trip, it was a high school study abroad experience in Brazil that inspired what has become a life’s work and interest. Anne Hanley, associate professor of Latin American History, is preparing to travel to Brazil to continue her research and teach through the Fulbright...
Scott Wickman, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, has received the 2018 Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award from the Association for Humanistic Counseling. He will be honored in April at the 2018 ACA Annual Conference in Atlanta. The award recognizes an AHC member who demonstrates a humanistic philosophy of teaching or supervision,...
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