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NIU’s School of Art and Design is offering three upcoming online or blended courses for graduate and doctoral students. July 11 to Aug. 7 ARTE 685: Research Readings in Art Education M/Tu/W/Th 9 a.m. to noon, Music Building 203 Douglas Boughton This summer intensive class is offered in a blended online and face-to-face format. The...
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...
Feeling the pressure of upcoming finals? Take a break at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU, which will be transformed into a “no-stress zone” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Students can take a yoga class, play board games, participate in art activities and get free massages. Relaxation stations will be...
Eboo Patel
NIU will award an honorary doctoral degree Friday, May 13, to interfaith activist Eboo Patel, president of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core. Patel will earn his honorary doctorate during the NIU Graduate School commencement ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center. A Rhodes Scholar who earned a doctorate in the sociology of...
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...
NIU International Affairs has announced a record 11 Cobb Fellowships this year. The fellowships will allow NIU faculty to establish new collaborations through travel to international destinations, including China, Kenya, Israel, Madagascar, Myanmar and South Korea. “Cobb fellowships stimulate collaboration across borders to facilitate faculty research and long-lasting partnerships,” says Brad Bond, dean of the...
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The Thesis and Dissertation Office of the NIU Graduate School is sponsoring an informal monthly gathering specifically for thesis and dissertation writers. “Write Place, Write Time” is simply scheduled writing time that provides structure and accountability for graduate students who often struggle to “find time to write.” The group meets from 6 to 9 p.m....
The Graduate School invites faculty, staff and students to join in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of NIU’s graduate students. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 19,in the Altgeld Hall auditorium. Presentation of awards will begin at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (815) 753-9403 or email [email protected] Recipients of the following...
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will host a Graduate Colloquium from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, on “Obesity Across the Lifespan.” The colloquium will take place in Room 100 of Cole Hall. Presenters: Adolfo Ariza, research associate professor of pediatrics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine “Infant Weight Gain and Obesity...
Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas
NIU students Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas are off to participate in the Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. SIMA is a rigorous four-week training program in residence at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The curriculum will combine formal classroom, lecture and laboratory sessions, as...
Kurt Thurmaier
NIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program once again received top marks in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools. The MPA program was ranked sixth in the nation in the specialty field of city management and urban policy and tied for 14th in the nation with Harvard in the field...
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NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is seeking nominations for the 2016 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...
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