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Category: Communiversity
Denise Bunning remembers well the moment she decided to become a teacher when she grew up. She was 8 and in the third-grade when her East Coast family settled in Glenview, Ill. “I always loved school,” says Bunning, who eventually earned her M.S.Ed. in Special Education from NIU in 1989 and went on to teach second- and third-graders...
Six sixth-graders at Rockford Environmental Science Academy are exploring Next Generation Science Standards – and having a blast at the same time. Pi-Sui Hsu, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, is making weekly travels to Rockford to run an after-school program called SAITIS: Scientific Argumentation in Transportable Invention Space. Her development of science-focused, after-school...
Teaching Latinx history as part of a general education survey course is the topic of the Hainds Fellowship workshop at the downtown Aurora campus of Waubonsee Community College from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 12. This free workshop is open to the public, but it is especially designed for community college, university, and...
Eight years after cancer survivors Noel Storm and Casey Clabby met with NIU media instructor Michael Corvino in a DeKalb Starbucks, their dream of creating a documentary became a reality. On Jan. 17, their film, “Hidden Scars,” debuted before a crowd of more than 50 people at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. “’Hidden Scars’...
DeKalb city officials have added their congratulations to the stream of kudos coming in for NIU’s MAC Champion football team.  President Lisa Freeman, Athletic Director Sean Frazier and Coach Rod Carey joined senior offensive tackle Max Scharping and junior defensive end Sutton Smith for a presentation during a City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 10....
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the next NIU STEM Café will bring together experts in a variety of fields for a lively discussion about dead bodies and body parts. Hear how scientific quests for knowledge led to grave robbing and even murder right here in DeKalb County in the 19th century....
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