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The Graduate School invites faculty, staff and students to join in celebrating NIUs graduate students at the Outstanding Graduate Student Recognition reception held in their honor on Tuesday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in Altgeld Hall Auditorium. Below are the honorees and the awards they will be given: Outstanding Graduate Student Awards Afrimadona – Political...
  Xiaodan Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, will travel next month to Texas for an impressive honor. Hu’s dissertation, “The Impact of Performance-based Funding on Community College Retention and Completion in Louisiana,” is the winner of the 2018 Council for the Study of Community Colleges Dissertation of the...
Michael “The Burner” Turner, one of the most famous names in Northern Illinois University’s football history, whose powerful running style made him an All-American tailback at NIU and an All-Pro in the National Football League, will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame as part of its 2018 Class, the league office...
Eight Northern Illinois University Huskies, from the director of the nation’s Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing their industry, will receive awards from the NIU Alumni Association for their outstanding achievements. “I am thrilled with the selections made by the alumni association awards committee,” said Reggie Bustinza, executive director of the...
NIU College of Education professor James Cohen will spend the summer of 2019 in Uruguay as a Fulbright Scholar. The associate professor of ESL/Bilingual Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will work alongside Aldo Rodriguez, a Ph.D. degree candidate in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Rodriguez is also the national...
NIU’s Mock Trial teams have once again had a successful season – and it’s not over yet! This past weekend, two NIU teams competed at the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Regional Tournament in Joliet, IL – one of 27 sanctioned regional tournaments in the country held over three weekends in February. There were a...
  Jeffrey Einboden, an NIU professor of English, was one of 71 scholars awarded a 2017 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The fellowship, among the most prestigious and competitive Humanities awards in the United States, funds an academic year of full-time research and writing. A specialist in early American literature, Islamic...
For the last 30-plus years, Dana Arnett, a 1983 B.F.A. degree graduate of NIU’s School of Art and Design, has been a driving force behind one of the most successful creative agencies in the nation, VSA Partners. He returned to campus to be honored at the Second Annual College of Visual and Performing Arts Convocation...
Arielle Rogers, an NIU Ph.D. degree candidate in social and industrial-organizational psychology, was recently selected as a recipient of two prestigious awards supporting her research on the impact of sleep quality for workers in fields related to customer service. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology awarded Rogers with the Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student...
Now is the time to recognize those on campus who have gone the extra mile to enhance the lives of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer spectrum (LGBTQ+). Campus officials are looking for nominations for the Eychaner Award. This honor, presented in two categories, recognizes contributions made by an NIU student and a...
Annual winners of the Award for Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU all have something in common. Each brings “the perspective of the world to Northern Illinois University and the expertise of Northern Illinois University to the world, through international mobility of faculty, students and ideas.” For 2017, it’s the College of Education’s...
The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was recently selected as a recipient of an Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award. The center’s Designing Personalized Online Teaching Professional Development Through Self-Assessment practice was recognized for its focus on the OLC’s five pillars of quality in online education: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction...
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