University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary

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USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.

Student Jeff Lamble to present landfill research Aug. 24 during annual Academic Convocation

One year ago, NIU student Jeffrey Lamble found himself exploring the lives of open landfill scavengers in Central America. An estimated 4,000 “waste pickers” in Guatemala City turn small profits by rifling through the 40 acres of trash for reusable items that

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Rockford-area workforce development group seeks federal funds to advance manufacturing

A Rockford education, industry and workforce development collaborative has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive $2.1 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant focusing on the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This follows the collaborative’s successful proposal in 2011, which

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NIU freshmen…You deserve a little TLC

Incoming Northern Illinois University freshman have a unique opportunity to engage deeply with a course theme, connect learning across courses in collaborative and active ways, develop relationships with peers and faculty, and ease the transition into college by enrolling in  one of

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Book cover of "This I Believe II"

‘This I Believe II’ returns for 2012 First-Year Common Reading Experience

NIU faculty, administrators, staff and returning students are encouraged to “Get the Book, Read the Book and Donate the Book” as part of the First-Year Common Reading Experience (CRE) this fall. For the second year, NIU’s book selection is This I Believe

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Deb Pierce chats with NIU’s visitors from China.

NIU, ELS partner to host Chinese delegates

More than 60 delegates from 32 Chinese universities visited the NIU campus Monday, June 4, to gather information regarding higher education for high-level Chinese dignitaries interested in learning more about NIU. In collaboration with ELS Language Centers, NIU hosted the delegation, coordinated

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