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Category: Health and Human Sciences
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 several committees. Further...
Donna Munroe
When any sort of meeting in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences wandered off track, faculty, administrators and staff knew they could count on Donna Munroe to restore focus. Possessing a sharp mind, a kind heart and a keen ability to make decisions, Munroe’s calm voice of wisdom and strong leadership extended across...
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Scholars from NIU, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southwestern University collaborate on ground-breaking research study The power of three plus three in a research study has come to fruition as scholars from three different universities in the United States and three different colleges at NIU co-authored a study titled “Borders, Bras, and Battles:...
Beverly Henry
Beverly Henry, associate dean for academic affairs in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences,recently was recently presented the Excellence in Practice: Dietetic Education Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Excellence in Practice Awards recognize outstanding registered dietitians and dietetic technicians (registered) who have demonstrated innovation, creativity and leadership...
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No matter how many obituaries are written for the shopping mall – no matter how many love letters are penned to the e-tailers of the Internet – millions of Americans are poised to once again defy the conventional wisdom. With stomachs full of turkey and mashed potatoes – or maybe not – they will trade...
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NIU continues to make learning more accessible, and according to a recent ranking, those efforts are paying dividends for students in the School of Nursing & Health Studies of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Public Health Online, a website dedicated to providing students and parents with expert-driven information and resources, has ranked the NIU...
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Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making differences locally are poised to create a broader impact across the country and...
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Mary Lynn Doherty of the NIU School of Music and Miriam Van Mersbergen of the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders are looking for working mothers to take a survey on voice use patterns. The research of Doherty and Mersbergen seeks to augment the literature on professional voice users who are working mothers...
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Artistry requires research, and a great deal of research also requires more than a little artistry. To that end, University Honors has developed a unique approach to integrating artistry with research by funding six new entry-level projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Six students will work with several different NIU faculty members to develop their...
NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18. The five-year anniversary of...
Tertia “Abby” Jeppson
For nine hours every Saturday and 11 hours every Sunday, Tertia “Abby” Jeppson works a cash register at the local Menards store in her hometown of LaSalle-Peru. When she sometimes hears her name on the loudspeaker, the NIU senior usually has a good idea why: One of her colleagues is trying to help a customer...
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As the deadly Ebola virus races through West Africa, its grip on the collective United States attention is reaching a fever pitch. President Obama speaks almost daily on the outbreak, proclaiming it a “top national security priority” Oct. 6 and calling the next day for ramped-up airport screening procedures. Journalists staged across Dallas to report...
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