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Claire Duvall first attended the annual LEARN-IT Conference as a graduate student in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment. Now Duvall is the department’s online program support specialist – and the coordinator of the event that this year will feature eye-tracking devices, Lego robotics, makerspaces and more. “I attended when I was just...
Chief Thomas Phillips has a game plan. As the leader of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety, Phillips strives to ensure that his team is ready to protect and serve NIU students, employees and community members in DeKalb. “Training our officers is a key part of what we do,” Chief Phillips said. “We are...
An extra set of sheets. Unwanted clothing. A clock. Sometimes, packing up means leaving things behind. NIU students once again can put those items in the hands of people who can use them–and keep them out of the landfills–through the Goodwill Campus Move-Out campaign. Just drop them off in the large blue bins placed in...
A distinctive part of the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the steel drum on the music that played during the movie’s scenes on the planet of Canto Bight. That influence, it turns out, can be traced back directly to NIU’s Liam Teague, professor of Music and head of Steelpan Studies. Legendary composer John Williams,...
A unique program is helping families learn, while the students teaching them are learning about families. Working with Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, and using funds from through the NIU Foundation, NIU faculty and students are facilitating an international Parent-Child Relationship Development Program in DeKalb. Families gather weekly at a DeKalb elementary school to participate in the program whose...
Parents who attended the NIU College of Education’s Spring 2018 Community Learning Series left with a loud-and-clear message. They must advocate strongly and continuously for their children with autism, especially when those children are in high school or nearing the age of 22 as they move into adulthood. Future teachers of special education heard the...
Rockford-area students with plans to major in kinesiology now have another option toward NIU Student Career Success. NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) has signed a “2+2” agreement with Rock Valley College (RVC) to provide a smooth transition between its associate degree and our bachelor’s degree. The agreement helps students to identify relevant and recommended...
April is Financial Literacy Month, which culminates in Money Smart Week, April 21 to 28. Throughout the month, free programs in DeKalb, LaSalle and Lee counties will cover many facets of economics and personal finance, from establishing a budget to estate planning, taxes and saving for college. Dozens of individuals, businesses and other organizations are...
Johnathan Freeman, a current NIU sophomore, participated in multiple events during Sophomore Days of Service (SDOS). In February, he spent some of his free time volunteering at Campus Child Care and Communiversity Gardens. As a result of his commitment to serving his community, Johnathan was selected to receive this year’s SDOS Second-Year Service Scholarship. Johnathan...
When returning to school to pursue a new career, Jonathan Gustafson was grateful to find scholarships to help him along his path to success. When Gustafson first enrolled at NIU, he was pursuing a music degree with a choral emphasis. He was well on his way and had completed his junior year before leaving school...
With scarcely a day going by without proposals, protests or headlines surrounding the issue of immigration, Northern Illinois University history professor Aaron Fogleman informs present-day issues by peering deep into the past. From 1492 to 1870, more than 22 million migrants made their way to the Americas, says Fogleman, who quantified the wave of migration...
WNIJ 89.5 FM and NIU STEAM are partnering to create “The Sound of Science,” a weekly series explaining important science, technology, engineering and math concepts using sound. The feature will air on WNIJ at 1 p.m. on Fridays, as a lead-in to Science Friday. The first “Sound of Science” episode will air on Friday, April...
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