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Category: Health and Human Sciences
Dr. Michael David
NIU’s School of Nursing and Health Studies will host Dr. Michael David as the guest speaker during the 2015 Graduate Colloquium, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. David, assistant professor in Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, will speak on “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Epidemiology...
Jack Andraka
The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get recommended screening tests, but early detection can be difficult because of expensive, outdated...
Being a college student is just one of Tara Lenardi’s many roles. The senior from Lisle, Ill., is a busy mom, campus employee and community volunteer, all while maintaining a 3.92 cumulative grade point average. “Tara is an inspiration to a lot of women around her,” said Lee Ann Johnson, who worked with Lenardi at...
Samantha Garbacz is a leader. Whether in class, in campus organizations, working a part-time job or volunteering, she has proven to be a leader at NIU. “Samantha won the NIU Leadership Award during her freshmen, sophomore, and junior year,” said Missy Lugo, NIU student success specialist. “This award recognizes student’s initiative, outstanding involvement, how they...
Courtney Crutchfield
Volunteering isn’t something Courtney Crutchfield does, it’s part of who she is. As a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Crutchfield is dedicated to helping others on campus and in the community. “Giving back to the community has also altered my mindset on volunteering,” said the sophomore from Manchester, Mo. “I think of volunteering...
Donna Munroe
A memorial event to celebrate the life and contributions of NIU nursing professor Donna Munroe will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Students, colleagues and friends are invited to the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center to share memories of an educator remembered for her passion toward improving the university through service on...
Amanda Corral
Senior Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) was named Thursday morning to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America team, being chosen to this year’s first team. She is the first Academic All-American since Doreen Zierer was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team in 1982 and the first-ever first team selection in program history. “This is...
Rachel McBride
When Rachel McBride transferred to NIU as an underclassman in 2011 to study nutrition, she unwittingly opened the door to a world of new and unexpected learning opportunities. As an undergraduate in the College of Health and Human Sciences, she studied abroad in Tanzania where she assessed student nutrition needs. This past December, as a...
NIU student collaborate in the Founders Memorial Library
It’s an opportunity to celebrate the present, reflect on the past and improve the future – together. Participants in the eighth annual NIU Assessment Expo, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, will learn more about 10 university programs and their outstanding assessment practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to view posters, talk...
Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden
            Northern Illinois University announces the selection of five Forward, Together Forward Scholars who will receive a $4,000 non-renewable scholarship for the coming academic year. The 2015 scholarship recipients are: Courtney Crutchfield of Manchester, Mo., a sophomore majoring in nursing Samantha Garbacz of Westchester, a senior majoring in nursing Elizabeth...
NIU Dietetic Interns: Around the World
The NIU Dietetic Interns return this semester with new stops “Around the World.” A series of special dinners will be hosted at various dining halls during the week of March 2. “Destinations” are planned this semester in Australia, Latin and South America, and Northern Europe. The entire NIU community is invited. Meal plans, Huskie Bucks,...
Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson, assistant professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, received a $10,000 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Investigators Research Grant during the 2014 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Orlando, Fla. Wilson will be using the grant to examine how auditory attention and working memory abilities are affected over...
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