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Weeks after Derryl Block started at NIU, the U.S. Army’s official aerial parachute demonstration team was in town in support of the Chicago Air and Water Show. They reached out to universities with ROTC programs, including NIU, with an offer for a university official to tandem jump with the Golden Knights. The newly appointed dean jumped at...
It was Starr Chase’s passion for helping people that led her to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Human Development and Family Studies at NIU. “I don’t know if I really appreciated how good of an education I had from the program until I had graduated,” said Chase, who graduated in 2015 with a master’s...
NIU will confer an honorary doctorate degree to Marcia Grant, an exceptional professor who has mentored over 200 nurse scientists and has received over $35 million in external grant funding. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the division of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California, will receive her distinction...
The students and faculty behind Ellington’s at the Holmes Student Center want you to know they are open for lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 26. “The ongoing Holmes Student Center remodeling project doesn’t affect us. Our dining room will be open as usual, serving gourmet lunches,” said Bryan Flower, chef and food systems lab...
When Spring Piatek was treated for Kawasaki disease at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago at age 4, she remembers a nurse staying with her in the middle of the night to tend to her fever. The nurse gave her a grape Popsicle to soothe her raw throat from crying and reduced her fever by placing...
If you’re a sports physical therapist, you’re in luck: you’re in demand. Less than two percent of all licensed physical therapists (PT) in the U.S. are board-certified specialists in sports physical therapy. And, if you are studying to become a physical therapist at NIU’s program, you’re in luck again: a new mentorship program aims to...
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