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Category: Campus Highlights
Sophia Varcados
Those looking to send a message can do that and more, thanks to NIU’s Graphic Design Services. Its talented team of experienced designers captures the spirit of NIU while telling the unique and individual story of any department, college or organization. “To have a source on campus that offers design and production eliminates overhead charges...
Creating new knowledge about the subatomic world. Shedding light on how stress alters the response to stimulants. Discovering evidence that cities can spawn thunderstorms. Revealing the risks of traffic-generated air pollution. Faculty at any university would be proud of creating such diverse and impactful research. Amazingly, however, this is the work of NIU students in...
Merci and Tom Sawyer
The second article in Operating Staff Council’s “A Huskie You Should Know” series spotlights Merci and Tom Sawyer, building services workers in Altgeld Hall. Want to nominate a worthy operating staff member? Email [email protected]
Shana Ware
Only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted in regard to initiating sexual encounters. Many NIU employees have diligently worked to draw attention to this issue as part of the Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee. NIU...
Marc Falkoff
Marc Falkoff, an associate professor in the NIU College of Law, has been named acting associate dean. He replaces Dave Gaebler, who has retired from the position. Falkoff will continue to teach courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, post-conviction remedies, the federal courts and lawyering skills. “We have been very fortunate to have Marc sharing...
Nancy Hanlon Harrison (left) and Econ IL Governing Board Chair Pamela C. Piarowski
Nancy Hanlon Harrison, president and executive director of Econ Illinois, is this year’s recipient of the Terry Savage Financial Literacy Award. Harrison was honored for her contributions to the advancement of financial literacy by Illinois Jump$tart Coalition (ILJ$), an affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition, the country’s leading advocate for youth financial education. The award...
NIU’s Adam White and Joyce Hall, executive director of NODA
NIU’s Adam White recently was named “Outstanding New Professional” by NODA, the national association for professionals who work in the fields of orientation, transition and retention in higher education. “I was completely shocked,” said White, NIU’s associate director of Orientation and Family Connections. “There are so many great new professionals out there in the world...
Book cover of “OCTAVIO PAZ: POESÍA Y POÉTICA”
Monique J. Lemaître Leon, who retired from NIU in 2004 after 20 years as a professor of Latin American language and literature, died Nov. 5 in Pittsburgh. She was 81. According to the Summer 2004 edition of Encuentros, a newsletter of the NIU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Lemaître focused her scholarly work...
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Cor Cantiamo, an ensemble-in-residence at the NIU School of Music, has received a $4,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The grant will help fund a commissioning project that Cor Cantiamo is planning for its 2016-17 concert season. Cor Cantiamo has developed a commissioning project that brings together the creative energies of nationally acclaimed composer...
Northern Public Radio, home to 89.5 WNIJ and Classical WNIU, wants you to make a date with a local artist – make that 14 local artists whose work is featured in the Northern Public Radio 2016 wall calendar now available for purchase. “This calendar project is just one of our locally focused art programs, which...
Melissa Henriksen, research associate for NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies, was granted the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s highest award for service during ceremonies held Nov. 11 and 12 at ICAHN’s Annual CAH Conference at The Crowne Plaza in Springfield. “There is no one better to tell the critical access hospital story in Illinois than...
Photo of red pens on a stack of paper
With help from NIU students, Thomas McCann and Elizabeth Kahn, both NIU English professors specializing in teacher certification, say they have zeroed in on key strategies to improve high school student performance on writing assignments. Previous research shows, McCann says, that students perform better on writing assignments when given several opportunities to prepare for that...
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