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Joseph Flynn hears the anxiety in his NIU classroom. “We have conversations about the institutional violence being perpetrated against black men, and it’s a soulful and challenging intellectual issue,” says Flynn, a professor in the College of Education who also teaches a course on the social philosophy of hip-hop through the Center for Black Studies....
William A. Pitney has been named Associate Dean of Research, Resources and Innovation at the NIU College of Education, effective July 1. Currently a professor in the Athletic Training Program within the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, (KNPE), Pitney’s research focuses on employment issues experienced by athletic trainers in various practice settings. As such he has...
Greg Conderman has been named chair of the Department of Special and Early Education (SEED) in the College of Education effective July 1. Conderman has been serving as acting chair for SEED since last June. Dean Laurie Elish-Piper offered her congratulations, stating “Greg Conderman has done a remarkable job as acting chair of the Special and Early Education Department...
Book cover of “Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences” by Laura Ruth Johnson.
Laura Ruth Johnson, associate professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, has published “Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences.” Johnson’s book is a practical text that integrates theoretical perspectives with guidelines for designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Coverage of participatory research designs...
Promod Vohra
After 30 years on the NIU campus as a student, member of the faculty and dean, Promod Vohra has announced that he is leaving the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology for a job in private industry. “It was one of the most difficult decisions of my life,” Vohra said. “But I am confident...
Last year’s Literacy on the Lawn drew more than 200 people.
Literacy on the Lawn opens its next chapter at a new location: NIU’s Convocation Center. The Northern Illinois Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at all-weather friendly Convo Center. Award-winning children’s book author Carolyn Crimi will present a lively program from 11-11:45 a.m. It  promises...
Want a challenging and rewarding career with guaranteed employment and free tuition? Thanks to a five-year $1.25 million grant recently awarded to NIU by the U.S. Department of Education, the Visual Disabilities Program of the College of Education’s Department of Special and Early Education (SEED) will enable the launch of a new master’s degree. Beginning...
Amy Stich
Does the U.S. education system function to reproduce inequalities of social class and race while claiming to improve access for minorities and financially disadvantaged students? Yes, says Amy Stich, an assistant professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. “We have decades of research on academic tracking at the secondary level that...
Finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. Improving incubators for premature babies. Inventing a new type of solar cell. These are just a few of the exciting innovations of NIU faculty and staff who were honored recently during the Research and Innovation Partnerships Recognition Ceremony on campus. “We are pleased to highlight the incredible...
Little Free Library
NIU’s Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic will install its seventh Little Free Library at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Mason Court Apartments, 275 N. Cross St. in Sycamore. Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather-proof boxes in their communities. These boxes are stocked with books which are free...
Laurie Elish-Piper
Growing up in Highland, Ind., Laurie Elish-Piper loved books and school. As an undergraduate at tiny Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, a city about an hour south of the home where her parents still live, she combined those joys of her life into a career she would treasure just as much. “I wanted to be...
Paul M. Wright
SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) presented its Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award to NIU’s Paul M. Wright, who holds the Lane/Zimmerman Endowed Professorship in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Wright was recognized April 7 during SHAPE America’s 131st National Convention & Expo in Minneapolis. SHAPE America presents the Outstanding Mentor of the...
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