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Educate Global travelers return with eyes open to classroom diversity After 14 hours in the air, there was obviously no need to tell Marcus Lewis that he wasn’t in DeKalb anymore. Yet his first steps off the plane into a nearly empty airport in China, with none of the crowded hustle and bustle of O’Hare...
Five Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education students will spend their Spring Break in Belize this March as part of a new Engage Global initiative called Alternative Spring BAE. Two master’s students and three undergraduates will train about 50 Belizean coaches, teachers and sport administrators in topics including teaching new sports in schools, first aid, facilities and equipment management, and...
Lorena Flores glimpsed how just one NIU Department of Curriculum and Instruction class in multiculturalism could influence the beliefs of the students who had come before her in Gabel Hall. Gisela Lopez-Lauderdale learned how P-12 schools can best engage Latino families of children with disabilities. Courtney Rieb explored how music can promote language acquisition as well as...
Organizers of the Professor Jean W. Pierce Educational Studies Colloquium Series are hoping to expand the audience across campus. Daryl Dugas and Kelly Summers, members of the faculty in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, have scheduled faculty from both the College of Education and across campus for this spring’s presentations. Meanwhile, in another change, those...
For years, Mary Gardner has required her LTCY 300 students to create theoretical “listening center” projects on paper. Gardner, an instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, expects these assignments to propose good nonfiction texts to read aloud to children. She also asks students to devise five hands-on activities connected to those readings. Her rationale...
Portia Downey has asked the question countless times during her interviews of Educate U.S. applicants. Why do you want to teach? She knows what most will say. I always wanted to become a teacher. I love working with kids. It’s usually the same. Faced with the same question, however, Downey hesitates. She doesn’t have a profound response and, in...
Wilson Hernandez-Parraci Several graduate students from the NIU College of Education – mostly members of the ETRA-GSA – traveled to and presented at professional conferences that began Oct. 25. First, however, many of them gathered Oct. 22 in Gabel 222 to rehearse their presentations in front of their peers and their professors. Beyond the chance to practice...
Stacy M. Seaworth When Stacy M. Seaworth graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1989, she expected to follow in the footsteps of those amazing educators who had meant so much to her. Five years later, she earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois State University and began to fulfill her ROTC commission as...
Adam Neal Adam Neal, an alum of the NIU College of Education, returned Monday, Oct. 1, to Graham Hall to serve as the new director of Advancement. Neal comes from the College of Business, where he has served in a similar role for the past nine months, but his time at NIU begins more than...
Chad McEvoy NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) will launch a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management next fall. The new program capitalizes on the department’s rich heritage of preparing graduate students for careers in the thriving sport industry, which includes all of Chicago’s major professional teams and other pro baseball, basketball, football and hockey clubs across the country....
Dan Migala Dan Migala is always thinking. The co-founder and chief innovation officer of 4Front Sports and Innovation Consulting Firm is the guy behind the Chicago White Sox’s 7:11 starting time – brought to you by 7-Eleven, of course. He’s also the marketing whiz who brokered a deal between the San Diego Padres and TaylorMade golf clubs to...
Lynn Gibson During Lynn Gibson’s undergraduate years in the NIU College of Business, then housed inside Wirtz Hall, she lived directly across the street in the Timbercrest Apartments on the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Garden Road. Hers was Apartment 5, she knows for certain, because a couple of her six children currently share Apartment 4...
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