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Northern Illinois University announced that College of Education Dean La Vonne I. Neal has been named associate vice president for process improvement & operational effectiveness, effective July 1. Laurie Elish-Piper has agreed to serve as acting dean of the college beginning at that time, and a national search will be initiated next fall to recruit...
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Summer vacations, barbecues and pool parties can make it difficult to focus on fitness. The NIU FIT Program is a fun, effective and convenient way to make sure you are improving your health during the summer months. Exercise before your workday, during your lunch hour or right after work. For one low fee, FIT members...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2015
Hundreds of Northern Illinois University students participated in the university’s sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, which was combined with the Community Engagement Showcase for the first time ever on Tuesday, April 21. The event was the largest ever, and featured research, artistry and engagement projects from more than 350 students. NIU recognized the following...
The NIU Alumni Association celebrated outstanding university alumni on April 17 at the association’s annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Awards were given to outstanding alumni from each of the university’s seven colleges. In addition, the association awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the F.R. Geigle Service Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award...
William Pitney
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has named William Pitney, a professor in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as the winner of its Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2015. The prestigious award recognizes professionals and educators in the field for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. It reflects...
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Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining Master of Arts in Teaching degrees which will lead to initial licensure in elementary education. NIU plans to start a new cohort for summer 2015 at the NIU-Naperville campus. This part-time program is ideal for...
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s 2015 SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Pat Anderson, director of Alumni Relations; Ben Bingle, specialist/outreach coordinator of the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD); Betsy Hull, assistant to the dean in the College of Education; and...
NIU Honors Program students
NIU’s Peer Mentor Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Barsema Alumni Visitor Center. Registration is available online. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students, faculty and staff are especially encouraged to attend if they are involved in mentoring or plan to be involved in mentoring in...
The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities will host Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community. The day-long regional conference, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville, will be an opportunity to engage in thought provoking seminars while network with fellow attendees. Guest speakers include Jerry Blakemore, vice president and general counsel for...
Nell Duke
Nell Duke, professor of language, literacy and culture at the University of Michigan, will visit the NIU campus Monday, March 16, to deliver a lecture on “Aligning Effective Informational Text Instruction with the Common Core Standards.” Her talk begins at 6 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center, followed by a Q-and-A...
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All are welcome Thursday, March 26, to join the NIU College of Education for a spring tradition: the Community Learning Series. During this semester’s “Innovation in the Classroom” discussion, a panel of NIU alumni will share their experiences in introducing innovative teaching methods and ideas into their classrooms. Topics include literacy, special education and technology...
NIU student collaborate in the Founders Memorial Library
It’s an opportunity to celebrate the present, reflect on the past and improve the future – together. Participants in the eighth annual NIU Assessment Expo, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, will learn more about 10 university programs and their outstanding assessment practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to view posters, talk...
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