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Category: Health and Human Sciences
  Northern Illinois University is anticipating a large turnout of prospective students and guests at its Spring Open House on Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the admissions office is seeking staff volunteers to help with the event. “Due to the high student interest in NIU’s Spring Open House Friday, we...
College of Health and Human Sciences Interprofessional Education event
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences sponsored an Interprofessional Education event April 11. Dietetics students from across the northern Illinois region joined NIU students from multiple degree programs to discuss a single case of a 16-year-old boy with autism. Two CHHS students from each of six programs – audiology, dietetics, medical laboratory sciences, physical therapy,...
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“A Fasion Show from the Boardroom and Beyond,” sponsored by Kohl’s, will give NIU students an education in how to dress in all professional settings. The event takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Barsema Hall Auditorium. Kohl’s executives will participate in a meet-and-greet after the fashion show. Hosts for...
NIU: Celebrating Excellence
Northern Illinois University’s second-annual Celebrating Excellence event—which begins Saturday, April 12, and runs through May 1—has more than tripled in terms of the number of functions highlighting the many accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty and staff to the university’s mission during the academic year. Last year’s event included 16 different activities. “We invite...
Masih Shokrani
Masih Shokrani, associate professor in the NIU Medical Laboratory Sciences program, has been named Member of the Year for 2013-2014 by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-Illinois (ASCLS-IL). The honor came during the organization’s annual meeting awards ceremony, held during the first week of April in Skokie. Member of the Year award recognizes a...
Patricia Etnyre-Zacher
Patricia Etnyre-Zacher, who taught in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program of the College of Health and Human Sciences from 1986 to 2000, died March 24 in Ormund Beach, Fla. She was 70. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles....
Rachel McBride and Taylor Kortel
Students from the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences came together April 2 with NIU alum Chris Dalmares (’91), owner of Dalmares Produce Inc., to present the second annual Exotic Fruit Demo. Dalmares worked with current students to create a decadent spread of more than 55 different fruits, including some familiar fruits such as...
Laura Anderko
Laura Anderko, winner of the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, will return to campus Friday, April 25, to speak. Anderko will talk at 2 p.m. in Wirtz Hall 103A on “Public Health Issues in a Changing Climate.” Nationally known for her environmental work, Anderko earned her Master...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research and Engagement will bring nine world-class scholars to campus next month for public presentations on their research efforts and to provide mentoring to select junior faculty. “These scholars represent a considerable amount of intellectual firepower, and another 11 such scholars will be visiting campus throughout the year,” said PI Academy...
Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lincoln Room of...
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NIU’s CHHS Scholarly Exchange will host Dr. John A. Vozenilek, director of simulation and chief medical officer of Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, for a talk on “Impact of Simulation on Health Professions.” Vozenilek will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Wirtz Hall Room 103A. All are welcome to attend....
NIU College of Business students study together at Barsema Hall.
NIU has nearly 40 peer mentoring programs on campus, but participants rarely talk to each other to compare notes and successful strategies. That’s about to change, thanks to the efforts of NIU students Lauren Nale and Luis Lopez. The two honors students, who coordinate the University Honors peer mentoring group, are now spearheading a Peer...
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