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The NIU College of Education’s Summer Literacy Conference will take place from Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at NIU-Naperville. “Reading and Writing in the Digital Age” will cover: Teaching reading and writing with digital texts and tools Supporting students’ literacy needs in 1:1 environments Addressing issues of technological equity and diverse learners Registration...
NIU’s College of Education will host “Transforming Learning Space with Low Cost High Impact Instructional Technology” – the 2016 Learn-IT Conference – Saturday, May 7, in the Learning Center of Gabel Hall. The conference will provide in-service teachers from the northern Illinois area P-12 school districts a day full of workshops and training activities to...
According to the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, sport can be used as powerful tool in the advancement of developmental and peace objectives around the world. Since 2003, the U.N. General Assembly has adopted annual resolutions on sport for the purpose of promoting education, health, development and peace. Because of this...
Jane Adeny Memorial School
It might take a village to raise a child, but for hundreds of young girls in rural Kenya, it also takes the commitment of two NIU professors who this year are honored as the 2016 Presidential Engagement Professors. Teresa Wasonga and Andrew Otieno are a husband-and-wife team whose accomplishments include building and supporting a school...
“Education should be a right, not a privilege.” Members of NIU’s Northern Lights Ambassadors and Zeta Sigma Chi agree with this statement – and, to demonstrate their commitment, are collecting donations and raising money for an all-girl boarding school in Kenya. A pair of NIU professors – Teresa Wasonga (College of Education) and her husband,...
Top: Gregory P. Barker and Melissa Burlingame Bottom: William C. McCoy and Mark McGowan
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. Recipients are Gregory P. Barker, director of Testing Services and Academic Affairs Research Support; Melissa Burlingame, current research associate in the Center for Governmental Studies and former program coordinator for the Institute for the Study of...
Carolyn Pluim
Carolyn Pluim (formerly Vander Schee) has been named acting chair of the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF) in the College of Education, effective July 1. Pluim brings years of expertise and experience to the position. “LEPF is a great department that consists of incredibly talented faculty and staff who are committed to...
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Area educators can now register for edcamp Northern Illinois, a free evening of professional development that offers nontraditional opportunities to share teaching techniques, discuss new classroom tools and make connections with like-minded professionals. This innovative event will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road....
Sharon Moskowitz, an NIU graduate student, and Matt Wilson, assistant professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders.
According to a 2013 report released by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, the reported number of individuals aged 19 and younger treated in U.S. emergency departments for concussions and other non-fatal, sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries increased from 150,000 in 2001 to 250,000 in 2009. The report also revealed sports associated...
When NIU hosts the annual conference of Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, this year with a theme of “Reshaping Latino Access to Higher Education: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities,” two milestones will take place. Coming to campus Friday, April 29, the event is the first to take place outside Chicago – and, of course, it...
NIU President Doug Baker
“Ethically Inspired Leadership.” The words are familiar words to anyone on the NIU campus as one of President Doug Baker’s pillars of Student Career Success, but their meaning might seem unclear to those outside the university community. Such was the case for a corporate executive booked to speak at the annual BELIEF Week in the...
The NIU Art Museum opens a major exhibition suite this spring that explores the exuberance and glamour of the Art Deco period with two full exhibitions and two smaller studies. “Between the Wars: Contrasts, Parallels, Shifts and Patterns” and “Beyond Gatsby: Common Luxury in American Art Deco chart the stylistic expressions and transitions that occur...
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