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Category: Health and Human Sciences
Sarah Blackstone (left) and Candice Rilling staff a table at “Fitfest 2013”
Health Enhancement, NIU’s health promotion program in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, has announced the first recipient of the Toni Lotsof Internship. Sarah Blackstone, a graduate student in Public Health and a lifelong DeKalb resident, is working this summer with “Live Healthy DeKalb County.” The initiative is a collaboration between Kishwaukee Hospital,...
The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees elected five new officers during its June 20 meeting, selecting John R. Butler as its new chair. Butler, who has served on the board since 2008, is a founding partner in the Chicago-based strategic consulting firm Butler & Anderson, LLC,  and the director of Communication and Strategic Initiatives for the Aurora-based Painters District...
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher – NIU’s inaugural University Honors Scholars – delivered the findings of their Honors Capstone projects at a public presentation and reception hosted April 25 by the University Honors Program. In attendance? The 2013 University Honors Summer Scholars: Octavio Escalante-Aguirre, Elliott Ihm and Lauren Nale. Provost Ray Alden and about 50...
Beverly Henry
Beverly Henry, an associate professor in the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, is the new associate dean for academic affairs in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences. An NIU alumna, Henry earned her bachelor’s degree from NIU’s Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science program in 1983. She received her Master of Science...
Photo of a man using a laptop on a beach
NIU has expanded its summer catalog with 60 undergraduate and 140 graduate courses offered across northern Illinois and online. A wide variety of courses are available beginning Monday, June 17, including classes from five colleges: Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts. Locations for...
Haley Dekkinga and Nelle Youel
Northern Illinois women’s tennis players Haley Dekkinga (Allegan, Mich./Allegan HS) and Nelle Youel (Crystal Lake, Ill./Crystal Lake Central HS) have been named to the 2013 Academic All-MAC Women’s Tennis team as selected by the league’s faculty athletics representatives, the Mid-American Conference Office announced Thursday. In addition, Youel earned one of 10 spots on the Capital...
Shaakira Haywood
Fifty Northern Illinois University student-athletes representing 15 Huskie teams celebrated commencement along with their classmates Saturday, May 11, at the NIU Convocation Center. The graduation ceremonies, the last presided over by NIU President John G. Peters, honored students graduating either this spring or after the summer. Saturday’s degree recipients brings the total number of student-athletes...
The College of Visual and Performing Arts will offer its popular Jazz Camp the week of July 14.
Summer is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a fun, educational way for your kids to spend those school-less months, consider an NIU summer camp. From June to August, NIU offers more than 30 day and residential camps for students entering first- through 12th-grade. From athletics to activism, there is something for every...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
NIU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will conduct a commissioning ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, for its graduating seniors. The ceremony will take place at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. As part of this ceremony, the ROTC will unveil the “Huskie Alumni Project,” designed to commemorate all of the NIU ROTC graduates...
Kim Gotlund
The Northern Illinois gymnastics team added another record to its 2013 list Thursday as four Huskies were named to the Mid-American Conference Academic All-MAC Gymnastics team. Senior Natalie Sutter (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton HS) and juniors Kim Gotlund (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township HS), Natasha Jufko (Spring Hill, Fla./Pasco-Hernando HS) and Megan Melendez (Stafford, Va./North Stafford HS) all earned...
Soon-to-be alumni of NIU will gather Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, with each other – and with their loved ones – to celebrate their academic accomplishments. Commencement ceremonies take place at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. The Graduate School ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. Doors open at...
Mary E. Pritchard
Mary Pritchard, associate dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, is retiring this spring after 35 years at the university. Pritchard offered these remarks Tuesday, April 23, at the annual Faculty and SPS Service Recognition Luncheon. As I prepare for my retirement in May, I am cleaning out my office. This involves reducing...
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