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Laurie Elish-Piper Principals, Laurie Elish-Piper said, are the hearts of their schools. Their confidence in the ideas and abilities of teachers empowers those teachers to do their best work, she said. Their leadership in our schools forges the backbone of a democratic society, preparing young people “not only for the world that exists now but for the...
The NIU Alumni Association’s Experience NIU series continues on Thursday, Sept. 30, as 2021 NIUAA Distinguished Alumni Award winner and Zoom President of Product and Engineering Velchamy Sankarlingam, M.S. ’90, will offer his insights and expertise, including how he helped maintain and increase the company’s operations during the pandemic. This free event starts at 6 p.m. in...
Eleven NIU faculty members have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the new Emerging Faculty Leaders Program, which aims to bolster leadership capacity across campus. The Provost’s Office earlier this fall launched the initiative, led by Alicia Schatteman, director of the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and an associate professor of...
Northern Illinois University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sean T. Frazier agreeing to extend his contract. The university also intends to promote Frazier to vice president and director of Athletics and Recreation, pending Board of Trustees approval at a future meeting. The move extends Frazier’s contract through June 30, 2026. His new title...
Despite the pandemic, the university’s research, service and engagement enterprises are firing on all cylinders. External funding awarded to faculty and staff hit a 10-year high in Fiscal Year 2021. According to the latest Annual Report from NIU’s Sponsored Programs Administration, 127 faculty and staff members won 343 awards for research, instruction, outreach, public service and other...
Fourteen NIU College of Education students will travel to Kenya and Tanzania in 2022 for a personal immersion to understand the challenges of not only learning another language but learning in it. Pending COVID restrictions at the time, the new Educate Global experience in East Africa will transport seven undergraduate teacher-licensure candidates and seven graduate students who are already...
NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) doctoral student, Alexis Briley, was selected as the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2021 Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship. The award includes $10,000 to be used for the 2021-2022 academic year. “I was so excited to learn that I was selected to receive...
NIU Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) Assistant Professor Jaejin Hwang, Ph.D. recently published a book that helps readers communicate the concepts of quality control by applying the skill of storytelling with the data analytics and visualization software Tableau. The book entitled, “Data Analytics and Visualization in Quality Analysis using Tableau” that he co-authored with Youngjin Yoon, takes readers...
Huskies are Reunited, and It Feels So Good! Be a part of a fun new tradition with our Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, on Saturday. Oct. 2. from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join NIU mascot Mission while enjoying brunch in front of historic and picturesque Altgeld Hall on College...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, together with the Center for Black Studies, the College of Law and Delta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. proudly welcome noted civil rights leader and attorney Ben Crump as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 7 p.m. CST Sept. 22. The...
The superior safety tools available through the NIU SAFE App mean that the familiar “Blue Light” call boxes will soon be disappearing from campus. “Today, the best emergency call box you can have, is the cell phone in your hand, with the NIU Safe App on it,” said NIU Acting Chief of Police Darren Mitchell....
NIU’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, adopted in 2019, included a call for the university to identify and pilot innovative financial aid programs. That work is ongoing – and already paying dividends. While NIU celebrates the fifth straight year of growth among incoming freshmen, with that specific enrollment sector climbing by nearly 12% this fall over...
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