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Category: Health and Human Sciences
The place: professor Sheila Barrett’s spring 2013 FCNS 420 class. The time: Day One. As senior nutrition and dietetics majors Rachel McBride, Katie Henkel, Brittany Hoffman, Ariel Levitt and Ashley Sorrentino reviewed the syllabus, they noticed a capstone project required for the class. The group members chose to design and present a food safety workshop. McBride...
Sherrill Morris and Christopher Parker
The two candidates who are interviewing for the position of associate vice provost for academic outcomes assessment at NIU will hold open forums Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, for the campus community. Sherrill Morris will talk and take questions from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, in Altgeld Hall 203. Chris Parker...
Amanda Corral
Northern Illinois University women’s basketball player Amanda Corral was named to the 2012-13 Women’s Basketball Academic All Mid-American Conference Team, the league announced Monday. “As hard as she plays on the court and how driven she is, she’s the same way in the classroom,” said NIU head coach Kathi Bennett. “She’s somewhat of a perfectionist....
State Rep. Robert Pritchard
Born Feb. 2, 1945, State Rep. Robert Pritchard, R-Hicnkley, grew up on a farm near Maple Park, Ill. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication at the University of Illinois, where he met his wife, Mary. They married in 1968. She is the associate dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences....
Photo of troops climbing the ladder to a helicopter
As many as four Black Hawk helicopters from the Illinois Army National Guard base in Peoria will make several trips to the NIU campus Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21. Depending on the weather, the helicopters are coming to an open field just west of the Convocation Center to transport 90 NIU ROTC cadets...
Jenelle McCalla and Juliane Totzke
Northern Illinois senior Jenelle McCalla (Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin Secondary School) and junior Juliane Totzke (Graefenroda, Germany/Carl Zeiss Gymnasium) were both named to the Mid-American Conference’s Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference team Thursday. In addition, Jamie Burr (Onalaska, Wis./Onalaska HS), Michaela Dwyer (Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey HS) and Erica Miller (Geneva, Ill./Geneva HS)...
Mary E. Pritchard
A retirement party is planned from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, for Mary Pritchard. Pritchard, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences since 2003, joined the NIU faculty in 1984. She became chair of the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences in 1992 and held that job 10 years....
Laboratory Professionals Get Results
“Laboratory Professionals Get Results” is the theme of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, which is celebrated from Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26, this year. The Medical Laboratory Sciences Club of Northern Illinois University is inviting the campus community to find out more about Laboratory Professionals through a “Be The Match” registration event. From 10...
New Hall students sample exotic fruits, veggies
It was not a normal dining experience March 20 for students eating at New Hall: A table filled with fruits and vegetables caught students’ eyes and curiosities. Among the 40 unusual choices, “we had jack fruit, persimmon, Japanese pear, ugly fruit from Jamaica and dragon fruit, to name a few,” said Jose Rotor, senior nutrition...
Retail Leadership Expo 2012
Attractive career options in the retail sector are causing college students to engage in a robust career and hiring environment. Meanwhile, according to a recent study published by the National Retail Federation, one in four Americans has a rewarding career within retail sector. Hiring needs were identified in merchandising; retail operations (stores, field); merchandise planning;...
HIP Week logo courtesy of Bells International, Inc. 2013 AHIMA and Bells International, Inc.
NIU Health Services is celebrating the 24th annual Health Information Professionals Week from Sunday, March 17, through Saturday, March 23, along with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This year’s theme is “Accurate Data, Excellent Care.” In accordance with this theme, Health Services will have a bulletin board display in their lobby highlighting important...
Photo of a woman in glasses next to a eye chart
Eyes get old, just like other parts of the body, but people can take steps to preserve vision. “Eventually, we all develop cataracts,” says James Dillon, an NIU expert on eyes. At the next STEM Café, Dillon will speak on how the eye changes with age and what people can do to slow the deterioration...
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