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Three College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) doctoral students were recently named as inductees to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Alexis Briley, of Greenville, North Carolina; Jerian Dixon-Evans, of Plainfield, Illinois; and Marisol Perez of Chicago, will join an elite group of members in the honor society which recognizes and encourages superior scholarship...
Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata, associate professor in the School of Health Studies, was thrilled to welcome Dr. Chit Wityi Oo from Myanmar to NIU as part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in areas of research including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government and...
Students interested in helping individuals and families improve their lives through financial literacy can pursue a new minor being offered starting from fall 2021. The School of Family and Consumer Sciences has added a minor in Financial Counseling which introduces students to the basic principles in personal and family financial management and can lead to...
When Nutrition and Dietetics students Rose Donepanya, Dottie Blanchard and Ruby Rivera were tasked with creating a nutrition education lesson, they took it personally. “We are three minority females: Southeast Asian, African American and Hispanic,” said Blanchard. “As minority students, we noticed the lack of inclusion in the curriculum of dietetics, nutrition and wellness.” Not...
Four members of NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff are winners of the 2021 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 a...
When Terros Dilworth was considering a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, he researched available programs and talked to people he trusted. “A lot of my co-workers went to Northern Illinois University and they all had good things to say about the program,” said Dilworth, who is currently a Medical Laboratory Scientist for Hematology at Northwestern...
Binal Amin is taking what she’s learned in the classroom and applying it in real-world situations to make a difference in the community. Amin is one of more than 30 public health students who have volunteered to assist at the COVID-19 mass vaccinations clinics hosted by the Kane County Health Department. “I was fortunate to...
King Chung, NIU professor of Audiology, was recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as the recipient of the 2020 Humanitarian Award for her significant contributions to humanitarian research and services.  Chung will accept the Humanitarian Award during the Academy’s virtual meeting in April 2021. “I am thrilled to receive the Humanitarian Award, which really belongs to all my international collaborators, my...
Christen Young’s recipe is simple. Take a team of talented students and a creative menu, add the freshest ingredients along with thoughtful presentation, and offer it to campus diners at a fair price. “I have really enjoyed all of the meals so far,” said Young, who plans to graduate in May with a degree in...
Emma Colby doesn’t shy away from a friendly competition. So when the Speech-Language Pathology grad student was asked to be part of NIU’s College Bowl team, she didn’t hesitate. “I love a good trivia event, so this was right up my alley,” said Colby, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders. “Our team...
Dawn Brown was recently elected as the Director of Clinical Education representative to the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy’s (ACAPT) newly established National Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (NEDI) Commission. “Being elected as part of this commission means that I have an opportunity to lend my voice and abilities to creating not only awareness, but...
NIU Doctor of Physical Therapy program faculty members Dawn Brown, Nicole Bettin, Bob LeBeau and Joy Robackouski showed they’re experts in the field during a virtual competition held Jan. 15. In celebration of American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Centennial anniversary, the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and APTA’s Academy of Education hosted a...
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