Scott Strazzante

Chicago Tribune photographer to speak Feb. 3

GradComm and the Northern Star will present “Shooting From the Hip: How Photojournalism is Reaching its Golden Age,” featuring Chicago Tribune staff photographer Scott Strazzante. The event takes place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Cavan Auditorium (Gabel Hall 126).

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University Honors Program invites nominations of faculty for 2012 ‘Great Professor’ Award

The University Honors Program and the University Honors Committee welcome nominations for the University Honors Great Professor Award, a campus-wide award recognizing excellence in honors education. The deadline for completed nomination packages is March 19, 2012. The award will be presented Sunday,

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U.S. News spotlights NIU College of Education on honor roll for online graduate programs

Northern Illinois University’s oldest college was honored this week for its excellence in harnessing cutting-edge technology to educate the next generation of teachers and school administrators. U.S News and World Report announced Tuesday that the NIU College of Education had earned a place

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Beyond NIU’s borders: Summer trip to China will teach leadership, service learning, culture

As a result of a site visit to Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China, this past summer, Michelle Bringas will lead a Study Abroad trip to summer to Beijing, China. Bringas, director of the NIU Asian American Center, will travel from Wednesday, June

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Commencement scheduled Saturday, Sunday

NIU will hold commencement Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Convocation Center. Saturday, Dec. 10 – 4 p.m. Graduate School ceremony combining doctoral, masters and performer’s certificate candidates (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Sunday, Dec. 11 – Undergraduate Ceremonies Ceremony

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Zollman given Outstanding Leadership Award from international science, math organization

Alan Zollman, an NIU professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the international School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). The award was presented earlier this month during the organization’s 110th annual convention in Colorado Springs,

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Snake doctor: NIU researcher Kristin Stanford has her hands full, dirty tonight on PBS station

For those who didn’t get enough thrills and chills on Halloween, NIU researcher and Ph.D. student Kristin Stanford, aka the “Island Snake Lady” of Ohio’s Put-in-Bay Harbor, will be featured tonight on San Fransisco PBS station KQED. Fortunately, you don’t have to

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Annual online Ethics Training begins

It is time again for all NIU employees to complete Ethics Training. Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete online

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Athletics teams with colleges of Education, Law to provide unique internships for grad students

Intercollegiate Athletics is continuing its partnership with two NIU graduate programs to provide unique educational internship opportunities for graduate students. Students from NIU’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) who are pursuing their master’s of science degrees and students from

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