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Category: Graduate School
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The NIU Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming are sponsoring new Test Prep Overview sessions for students interested in taking the LSAT, GRE or GMAT. The overview sessions are one-day informational sessions that will review the sections of each exam. The test prep overviews are designed for undergraduate students...
Bold Futures
NIU President Doug Baker’s ambitious effort to offer peer or alumni mentors to all students is gaining big-time momentum. At least three new mentoring initiatives have sprouted up this semester. Inventories are being conducted of the many existing programs. And Baker is expected to talk about NIU’s efforts to expand mentoring and internship opportunities Thursday,...
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Warning: Brainiac alert! The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among the largest yearly gatherings of scientists in the world, will be held this week in Chicago, and NIU expects to be well-represented. NIU students, faculty and outreach staff will be attending various events at the meeting, held Thursday,...
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Each year, thousands of students seeking to major in the health sciences are turned away for lack of faculty – a problem that is fueling a staggering dearth of health care professionals in the United States. NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences is ready to do something about it. The college last week earned...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy Education will offer a new cohort this summer leading to a Master of Science degree in literacy education with a focus on reading. Classes will be held at the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic in DeKalb. The program includes one or two classes per semester and is ideal for classroom teachers...
Graduate School Preparation Seminar
There is still time to sign up for the Spring 2014 Graduate School Preparation events. NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is hosting two events: Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) and GRE Basics Workshop. The Spring 2014 Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,...
Leggette, Brashears & Graham Inc. (LBG), a professional groundwater and environmental engineering services firm, named Northern Illinois University alumna Brian Kimpel associate vice president. Kimpel manages LBG’s offices in Madison, Wis., and Freeport, Ill. He has more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience, with expertise in soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, landfill permitting...
David Berceli
Trauma, according to the American Psychological Association, is an emotional response to a terrible event such as an accident, rape or natural disaster. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms such as headaches or nausea. In some cases, long-term effects can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition which can affect...
Business
The Northern Illinois University College of Business is hosting three MBA online information sessions for prospective students beginning Friday, Jan. 24. During these online information sessions, advisors will share details regarding NIU’s four MBA formats–Executive MBA, One-Year MBA, Fast-Trak MBA and Evening MBA. Students in each format have the opportunity to travel and learn internationally, providing...
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NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is seeking nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding graduate teaching assistants for their contributions to the teaching mission of NIU. Each recipient of the award will be presented with a plaque and recognized at the Graduate Students Reception sponsored by the...
Marianne Kim
Marianne Kim, a graduate student of jazz piano in the NIU School of Music, is celebrating recent and pending publication of her arrangements. Already on the market is the recent “I Have Heard You Calling in the Night,” a piano solo collection including Kim’s arrangement of “In the Garden.” “Contemporary Hymn Stylings,” 10 piano solos...
Students discuss future plans at GSPS.
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is gearing up to host its spring semester events: Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) and GRE Basics Workshop. This past fall GSPS hosted 49 students, many of whom enjoyed the unique opportunities that GSPS provides. One student had this to say about the GSPS experience: “I...
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