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Excessive sitting, some say, is the new smoking – in other words, something that insidiously contributes to shortening a lifespan. Indeed, says Emerson Sebastião, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at least one decade of research into physical activity behavior shows that “sitting too much is going to be...
Scholars from NIU and Macedonia will convene Thursday, April 19, in DeKalb to discuss local, national and international approaches to peace and transcultural communication. “Global Problems and Community Praxis” is the second annual conference – but the first in the United States – organized on that topic by the Center for Peace and Transcultural Communication,...
U.S. News & World Report has named NIU’s Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program among the top five in the nation in the specialty field of local government management. NIU’s perennially ranked program—which produces about one-third of city managers in Illinois—jumped up two notches to No. 4 in the rankings, tied with the University of...
On Wednesday, April 18, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) will be hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD), along with the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase (CES). One of the students presenting this year is Adam Rivas, a freshman from the College of Business and a Research Rookies...
During the first 21 years of their lives, individuals with autism are offered critical support services through their local public schools. By law, those services must include “transition” planning that begins when the students turn 14½, providing nearly seven years of preparation for the next stage of their lives. Yet when that assistance ends, many...
On Wednesday, April 18, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) will be hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD), along with the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase (CES), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. These two unique showcases offer students with the...
The NIU Department of Communication is preparing to raise the curtain on its popular three-day Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival at the Jameson Auditorium, located inside the university’s Cole Hall. Free and open to the public, the 17th annual festival will feature student-film screenings from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday,...
When it comes to news on religion or religious organizations, news outlets often cover soup suppers or scandals — and not a lot in between. There’s more to religion than those extremes, and the mining of quality stories about faith, spirituality and core beliefs can be invaluable — to news outlets, religious organizations and the...
Many of us remember summer camp as a time of freedom and fun. Camp is that, but it is also much more for the nearly 5,000 campers who enroll in NIU summer camps each year. NIU camps offer young people a chance to gain independence and confidence, as well as to explore career fields and...
Jeff Maveus had spent his professional years at DeKalb Genetics, feeling secure and content in his position with the Corporate Services Department. That changed when Monsanto purchased the company in 1998. “I knew it was just a matter of time before I wasn’t going to have a job,” says Maveus, who lives in Cortland. Pondering...
The NIU Robotics team is flying high after securing its first-ever first-place finish at the Midwestern Robotics Design Competition (MRDC), beating out such competitors as the University of Illinois and Northwestern. “I am incredibly proud of NIU Robotics and the hard work that went into this success,” NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Dean...
Thirty-nine early childhood education students from NIU recently enjoyed inside looks at a Montessori school. Donations to the NIU College of Education from alumni Anthony L. Kambich (B.S. ’59, Physical Education) and Carolyn A. Kambich (B.S. ’60, Elementary Education), founders of North Shore Montessori Schools in 1966, financed the Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb....
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