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Northern Illinois University will present the fifth annual conference on “Bullying: How Schools Can Respond” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in DeKalb and Grayslake. The goal of this professional development conference is to inform and educate administrators, teachers, counselors, staff members and school board members about how they can respond to...
LaVerne Gyant
For much of her career at Northern Illinois University, LaVerne Gyant has adeptly juggled two very important roles; one a highly respected faculty member in the College of Education and the other as director of NIU’s Center for Black Studies. After 17 years in her leadership role at the center, Gyant has decided to take...
For more than 30 years, Northern Illinois University and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) have been partners in their commitment to promote the entry of underrepresented populations into professorial and professional careers. This week, NIU faculty, staff, students, and alumni will join the Chicago Branch and other ASALH...
Laurie-Elish Piper, Ph.D., begins today as acting dean of the NIU College of Education. “2015 marks my 20th year at NIU, and my commitment continues to grow,” she said. “I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to build upon the college’s tradition of educational excellence, as well as to make it the best...
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This summer, students entering first through fifth grades have the opportunity to participate in an exciting new tutoring program titled Good Life Academy, New Hope, which will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in DeKalb. The program, which is free and open to the public, is funded by generous donors and supported by...
It’s not surprising that Roger Kalisiak can relate to his students. As a teacher, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame member and Huskie alumnus, he understands what his students need to be successful. “Having gone through what students are going through and taking those classes, you know what the expectation is,” said Kalisiak, who...
The NIU College of Education (COE) has named Anne E. Gregory, Ph.D., as the new chair of the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, effective July 20, 2015. Gregory comes to the COE from Western Illinois University, where she was chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and interim chair of the Department of...
No surprise: Kids love video games. So what would happen if teachers delivered some of their lessons through video games? And not just any games, but the wildly popular Minecraft? Plenty of children will find out this fall, thanks for a one-credit “SMASH-UP!” course offered by NIU this summer. Teachers who enroll will spend a...
Gregory Conderman
Gregory Conderman has been named acting chair of the Department of Special and Early Education (SEED) in the College of Education. Conderman brings years of expertise and experience in special education to the post, which beings June 16. Before entering higher education, he taught special education for seven years, and worked as an educational consultant...
Ofelia Garcia and Wayne Wright
NIU will host its 42nd annual Summer Literacy Conference titled “Beyond the Common Core: Taking All Educators to the Head of the Class” from Tuesday, June 16, through Thursday, June 18, at NIU-Naperville. Topics will address ways the Common Core impacts educational policy and instruction for English Learners (ELs), raises the bar for ELs’ academic...
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Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy building at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb (the former Monsanto building), and will...
Chad McEvoy
Chad D. McEvoy is the new chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), effective July 1. He joins NIU from Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, where he was a professor of sports management and graduate program director in the Department of Sport Management. Paul Wright, who...
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