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Melissa Lenczewski
Students pursuing careers in the environmental sciences will see those opportunities blossom, thanks to a recent summit of environmental educators who are building a network in northern Illinois. During the June 8 Regional Summit on Environmental Education, environmental educators from community colleges and even high schools learned what their students need to accomplish before enrolling...
NIU students in Founders Memorial Library
The Northern Illinois Regional Peer Mentoring Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at NIU-Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This conference is designed for faculty and staff in high schools, community colleges and universities who organize and support peer mentoring programs; those looking to start programs at their institutions;...
Take a closer look, and America’s favorite summer sport becomes a field of intriguing physics questions. Can a rising fastball really rise? How much do curveballs actually curve? And do knuckleballs really flutter as they make their way toward the batter’s box? Particle physicist, baseball fan and knuckleball enthusiast Jahred Adelman will explore these questions...
Huskie Summer Circuit 2015
Northern Illinois University head coaches and members of the athletics staff will hit the road for four days, beginning in Rockford, for the Huskie Summer Circuit, which brings NIU Athletics to fans and alumni throughout the region. The circuit, which made its debut in 2014, begins at at Franchesco’s, 7182 Spring Creek Road, in Rockford on...
Northern Illinois University has a history of faring well in terms of return on investment performance as well as graduate online education. Now, NIU has been named No. 31 among Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Schools list. “NIU brings incredible value to the adult learner who seeks high quality online programs.  We...
Stock image of a public health worker in a hospital hallway
Expertise in studying healthcare delivery and years of assisting physicians and practices implement and use electronic medical records systems recently earned Northern Illinois University part of a $15 million federal grant to study how small-practice physicians manage heart disease. NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and the Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development...
Econ Illinois and American Dream Auction logos
Education-based nonprofit Econ Illinois, the state’s leading provider of economic education and financial literacy programs for K-12 schools, held the eighth annual American Dream Dinner April 30 at the Union League Club of Chicago. The event welcomed nearly 250 guests and was one of the most successful in the history of the organization. All proceeds...
Photo of a vaccination
Diseases that were once nearly eradicated in the Western world are again threatening both young children and adults. Although numerous studies have proven the safety of vaccinations, low vaccination rates in some communities are causing outbreaks of whooping cough, measles and other serious but preventable diseases. At the next STEM Café, DeKalb County Public Health...
A camper in Engineering Amusement designs and constructs a model roller coaster.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach is hoping to help students answer that question by offering a variety of fun, hands-on summer camps that explore in-demand careers and concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Outreach and other STEM departments host camps from June through...
An old radio
The Martians have landed in DeKalb – and they did not come in peace! That’s the premise of STEM Read’s new adaptation of the classic 1938 radio play, “The War of the Worlds.” Throughout the winter and spring, STEM Read worked with Northern Public Radio and teens from DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa to imagine, write...
Presidential Engagement Professor medallion
Cultural anthropologist Judy Ledgerwood and public administration expert Kurt Thurmaier are this year’s winners of the Presidential Engagement Professor awards. Both are longtime NIU faculty members whose works exemplify the concept of university engagement as “a commitment to fostering reciprocal partnerships in which problems, solutions, goals and measures of success are jointly defined” and “external...
NIU Cares Day 2014
If the greater DeKalb and Sycamore communities look a little spiffier than normal next week, thank the 800 NIU students who will participate Saturday, April 18, in NIU Cares Day. The students will roll out of bed early and head to 80 different work sites across the county. Many will report to schools across DeKalb...
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