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Category: Health and Human Sciences
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...
NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (from birth through age 22) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This support group will provide caregivers a place to discuss their personal experiences and hear presentations from speakers on topics ranging from educational,...
Judith Lukaszuk
NIU nutrition and dietetics professor Judith Lukaszuk wanted to find out if eliminating certain foods from a diet could affect chronic inflammation – the kind related to diabetes, heart disease and obesity. So she embarked on a study to prove it. The results were dramatic. At the study’s beginning, one participant reported his whole body ached,...
NCAA logo with graduation cap and diploma
Northern Illinois University student-athletes Emily Naegele (softball) and Nelle Youel (women’s tennis) are among the 29 women selected nationally to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for Spring 2016, as the NCAA informed all winners of their selection over the past week. Naegele, who earned All-American honors in softball for 2016, and Youel, who completed her...
Stephanie Torres Celis
NIU student Stephanie Torres Celis has been elected as the new student member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. She is one of two students selected by an advisory committee to serve on the 16-member board. Her term continues until July 2017. Celis begins her studies at NIU this fall, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public...
NIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (from birth through age 22) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This support group will provide caregivers a place to discuss their personal experiences and hear presentations from speakers on topics ranging from educational,...
Alex Elias, Emily Naegele and Andrew Frankenreider
Three Northern Illinois University student-athletes were among a select group of 200 NCAA student-athletes chosen to attend the 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum held the first weekend of June in Indianapolis. Participants at the annual educational forum learn about and explore potential careers in sports. Among nearly 1,000 applicants from every level of collegiate...
Varsie Geisler (left) and Anne Kaplan
Varsie Geisler, office support specialist in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, has received the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence for 2016. Given by the Administrative Professionals Advisory Council, the commemorative plaque was presented April 27 to Geisler at the Administrative Professionals’ Day breakfast. Her nominators had this to say about...
NIU’s Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies will host an upcoming public lecture delivered by renowned cancer researcher Channing Der. Der is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the RAS family of oncogenes and their role in driving cancer-cell growth. He serves as the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the...
Masih Shokrani is congratulated by NIU President Doug Baker.
Masih Shokrani, associate professor of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program in the College of Health and Human Sciences is the 2016 recipient of University Honors Great Professor Award. The University Great Professor Award is an annual and university-wide recognition that honors those NIU members who have made sustained contributions to the enhancement of honors education...
Patricia Tattersall (left) is congratulated by Lisa Freeman, NIU executive vice president and provost
Members of the NIU campus community gathered April 19 to witness more than 200 undergraduate research, artistry and community engagement presentations by student leaders and scholars from a variety of disciplines. With more than 900 people in attendance, the seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and the third annual Community Engagement Showcase became not...
“Education should be a right, not a privilege.” Members of NIU’s Northern Lights Ambassadors and Zeta Sigma Chi agree with this statement – and, to demonstrate their commitment, are collecting donations and raising money for an all-girl boarding school in Kenya. A pair of NIU professors – Teresa Wasonga (College of Education) and her husband,...
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