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University Honors Program invites nominations of faculty for 2012 ‘Great Professor’ Award

The University Honors Program and the University Honors Committee welcome nominations for the University Honors Great Professor Award, a campus-wide award recognizing excellence in honors education. The deadline for completed nomination packages is March 19, 2012. The award will be presented Sunday,

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Beyond NIU’s borders: Summer trip to China will teach leadership, service learning, culture

As a result of a site visit to Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China, this past summer, Michelle Bringas will lead a Study Abroad trip to summer to Beijing, China. Bringas, director of the NIU Asian American Center, will travel from Wednesday, June

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Commencement scheduled Saturday, Sunday

NIU will hold commencement Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Convocation Center. Saturday, Dec. 10 – 4 p.m. Graduate School ceremony combining doctoral, masters and performer’s certificate candidates (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Sunday, Dec. 11 – Undergraduate Ceremonies Ceremony

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STEMfest 2011: ‘Everything is cool’

As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out

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Professor to discuss potential long-term effects from devastating March 11 earthquake in Japan

Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor of public health in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will discuss potential long-term issues from the March 11 “Great East Japan Earthquake” during a Thursday, Nov. 17, lecture on campus. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called

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Nominations invited for annual awards in honor of excellent undergraduate teaching, instruction

The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education invites nominations for the 2012 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction awards. These awards honor excellent undergraduate teaching in the university, encourage the improvement of instruction and promote discussion among members

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