Ray Alden

Provost Alden requests nominations of faculty for 2012-2013 Board of Trustees Professorships

Executive Vice President and Provost Ray Alden has issued the 2012-2013 call for nominations for the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships. The professorships were established in 2007 by President John G. Peters and the Board of Trustees to recognize those

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University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary

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Clockwise from top left: Elaine Rodriguez, Noemi Rodriguez, Emily Prieto and Guadalupe Lopez.

Three Huskie Research Rookies take first steps to transcend ‘rookie’ ranks at Seattle conference

Three Huskie Research Rookies are taking their research to the next level. Elaine Rodriguez, Noemi Rodriguez and Guadalupe Lopez submitted abstracts based on work they completed in the Research Rookies program to the SACNAS National Conference: “Science, Technology, and Diversity for a

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USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.

Student Jeff Lamble to present landfill research Aug. 24 during annual Academic Convocation

One year ago, NIU student Jeffrey Lamble found himself exploring the lives of open landfill scavengers in Central America. An estimated 4,000 “waste pickers” in Guatemala City turn small profits by rifling through the 40 acres of trash for reusable items that

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NIU freshmen…You deserve a little TLC

Incoming Northern Illinois University freshman have a unique opportunity to engage deeply with a course theme, connect learning across courses in collaborative and active ways, develop relationships with peers and faculty, and ease the transition into college by enrolling in  one of

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Book cover of "This I Believe II"

‘This I Believe II’ returns for 2012 First-Year Common Reading Experience

NIU faculty, administrators, staff and returning students are encouraged to “Get the Book, Read the Book and Donate the Book” as part of the First-Year Common Reading Experience (CRE) this fall. For the second year, NIU’s book selection is This I Believe

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