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Category: Health and Human Sciences
A unique program is helping families learn, while the students teaching them are learning about families. Working with Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, and using funds from through the NIU Foundation, NIU faculty and students are facilitating an international Parent-Child Relationship Development Program in DeKalb. Families gather weekly at a DeKalb elementary school to participate in the program whose...
The results are in: graduates from the NIU School of Nursing have a 93 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. These results for 2017 reflect an increase over 2016. “The pass rate is a continuing trend that began in 2015, and can be attributed to the hard work...
When students in NIU’s new Hospitality and Tourism Management program want to know about working in the world’s largest city, in a country projected to soon be the largest tourism destination in the world, they need look no further than their professor, Nicholas Hryhorczuk. The assistant professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management spent his summer...
Nancy Valentine, M.S.N., M.P.H., Ph.D. has been named interim chair of NIU’s School of Nursing. Valentine brings extensive leadership experience to this role. Her previous positions include roles with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Main Line Health in Pennsylvania. Her most recent position was associate...
Do you want to make gifts for people in need? The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas for projects. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for 12 to...
Do you want to make gifts for people in need? The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas for projects. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for 12 to...
On Saturday, Oct. 8, 8,000 participants at STEMfest 2016 spent the day getting their hands into science, technology, engineering and math. The festival featured 98 booths with hundreds of activities, enjoyed by visitors from 110 ZIP codes in three states. Nearly 60 percent of attendees were at STEMfest for the first time. Over 90 percent...
Do you want to make gifts for people in need? The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas for projects. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for 12 to...
Do you want to make gifts for people in need? The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas for projects. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for 12 to...
Millions of people worldwide face food insecurity daily, including people in the DeKalb County area. The DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial CROP Hunger Walk works to change this by organizing an annual walk to raise money and help stop hunger. The CROP Hunger Walk honors Sondra King , who was a faculty member in the...
NIU is pleased to welcome Dr. Todd Gilson as the new director of the University Honors Program as of July 1, 2016. An associate professor in the Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) department at NIU, Gilson’s research focuses on the link between key psychological constructs that help distinguish highly successful leaders and performers from less...
NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences is heading back to school with a roster of changes aimed at bringing synergies and coordination to several programs. Those changes add two new names to the roll call this year: the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Studies. The important changes include: The School of Nursing contains only the nursing majors (both...
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