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Category: Health and Human Sciences
I HAD NO IDEA (National Eating Disorders Awareness Week logo)
NIU will host several events between Friday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 28, in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The annual campaign to bring public attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families: “I had no idea … that you can be too thin … that over-exercising can...
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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...
Amanda Corral
Northern Illinois University junior shooting guard Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) was named Thursday afternoon to the Capital One Academic All-District V Women’s Basketball, one of only five players selected from Division I schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. In the classroom, Corral has a 4.0 grade point average in pre-physical therapy and is averaging...
Nancy Prange
Nancy Prange, dietetic internship director in the NIU School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, has won the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award for the state of Illinois. Students in the graduating dietetic internship class of December 2013 nominated Prange for the award, which recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in Academy of...
Christine Clemente Dos Santos
Christine Clemente Dos Santos, an assistant professor of medical laboratory sciences in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, will speak Thursday, Jan. 30, on “Transfusion Trends in Veterinary Medicine.” The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Northwest Branch of American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences of Illinois. Masih...
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In the modern world, it becomes more critical for NIU’s graduates to be prepared to work in a dynamic, global environment.
Amanda Corral
Junior Amanda Corral has been named Scholar-Athlete of the Week by the Mid-American Conference. Corral, a health science/pre-physical therapy major, receives the honor for the third time in her career. The Huskie guard has a 4.0 GPA in the program, and she was outstanding in two games for the Huskies over the previous week, averaging...
Leah Raffety
Northern Illinois University redshirt freshman Leah Raffety (Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem) was named to the 2013 Academic All Mid-American Conference Women’s Cross Country Team, the league office announced Wednesday. Raffety, a pre-physical therapy major, earned the honor in her first season of eligibility. Her recognition also marks the fourth consecutive season in which at least one...
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Pre-registration for this spring’s NIU Educators’ Job Fair is still open. NIU students and alumni are encouraged to pre-register early. Instructions on how to pre-register are available online. The fair takes place Monday, Feb. 24, at the NIU Convocation Center. Qualified candidates have a chance to get noticed in person as schools and school districts...
Advocate Sherman Hospital is pleased to announce Advocate Health Care has selected Northern Illinois University alumna Linda Deering to serve as Sherman’s new president, effective January 1, 2014. Deering replaces Rick Floyd, who is moving on to become president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Deering brings more than 35 years of...
Zhili Xiao
Zhili Xiao, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of physics, has accepted an appointment as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Xiao is stepping into a role that was filled by Lesley Rigg, who is now serving as interim vice president for research and graduate studies. Xiao’s appointment begins in January and will...
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