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Category: Engagement
It was a semester of firsts for NIU student Jordan Brown–his first time on a plane, his first trip to Washington, D.C., and his first real experience networking with congressional leaders to learn about science policy. Renique Kersh, associate vice provost for Engaged Learning, chose Brown to represent NIU at the American Association for the...
Associate Professor Alicia Schatteman, from the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and the Department of Public Administration, knows the importance of engaged learning. Schatteman says engaged learning “creates a more interesting classroom experience by allowing me to link my research to teaching in a very tangible way while also actively engaging students.” She noted...
NIU is more than familiar with the amazing stories students tell about their engaged learning experiences with faculty. The ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase are planned Wednesday, April 18. However, this spring will introduce a new event that uncovers and recognizes the faculty perspective of collaborations...
An NIU accounting major spent his summer researching and creating a database and web site that he hopes will help immigrants find access to health care. The son of immigrants from Mexico, Yosue Perez, 21, was born in Chicago and is currently a junior. He said the project started out as summer research and quickly...
The NIU Center for Child Welfare and Education is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its Educational Access Project (EAP), a project that promotes educational success for children in foster care. According to Angela Baron-Jeffrey, the Center’s director, since 1997 the EAP has partnered with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to provide...
  Latino parents in the DeKalb and Sycamore school districts are preparing for the spring session of Universidad para Padres (Parent University), a free program that empowers mothers, fathers and grandparents to take active roles in their personal growth along with their children’s academic success. The program consists of 14 evening sessions held from September...
Are you interested in cancer research? Then bring your lunch and come check out the Colloquia Series, hosted by NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. Students and staff have the opportunity to showcase their work on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m. in the Campus Life Building room 100. Department of Chemistry and...
Kids interested in how computer code can help with real-world problems and lead to high-paying jobs can now register for NIU STEAM Works “Code Saturday.” This event, designed for students grades six and above, will take place Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. – noon, at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive in Sugar Grove. Registration...
Online applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 orientation leader staff. In addition, for the first time ever, Orientation & Family Connections is offering a new position—orientation program interns. We are excited to begin the application and selection process for the next group of student leaders.  Orientation leaders and program interns play a significant...
The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning’s Huskie Service Scholars Program is partnering with the DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC) to organize a winter outerwear drive for the DeKalb area community. This event is part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The DAWC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for women and related...
The 2016-17 cohort of Research Rookies has been named! The NIU Research Rookies Program links undergraduate freshmen, sophomore and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors in their major or area of interest to conduct a small-scale research or artistry project. A total of 48 NIU undergraduate students have been named as Research Rookies for the...
Stories, music, art and games are teaching children in South Africa about their roles in the economy as workers, consumers and savers/investors – and as future entrepreneurs. Through an after-school program developed by the NIU Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, children in fifth, sixth and seventh grades are being introduced to basic economic...
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