Eric D. Isaacs and Leland A. Strom were awarded honorary doctorates from NIU in the spring of 2011.

Nominations invited for honorary doctorates

Bradley Bond, dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Graduate Studies at NIU, has issued the annual call for nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for

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Gloria Ladson-Billings

UW-Madison professor will examine ‘fallacies’ of achievement gap during Oct. 20 talk at NIU

Gloria Ladson-Billings, chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak Thursday, Oct. 20, at NIU on “Pushing Past the Achievement Gap.” Despite the intense focus on the achievement disparities between African-American and Latino students and

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Sponsored Projects to host three-day webinar on federal priorities, ‘chat’ session on funding

NIU’s Office of Sponsored Projects will host a three-day webinar series that provides an inside look into the FY12 research priorities for federal agencies. The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, through Wednesday, Nov. 2. Monday’s

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Graduate Student Research Association invites proposals to present research, artistry in March

The Call for Presentations to present research and artistry at the 2012 Third Annual Research Conference, sponsored by the Graduate Student Research Association, is now available online. The conference will be held Saturday, March 31, in the Holmes Student Center. Attendance is

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Alum to speak Oct. 21 on photojournalism’s role in shaping public opinion through news images

NIU alum Christopher Birks, a member of the faculty of the Department of Communication Arts at Benedictine University, will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, as part of this fall’s Graduate Colloquium in Communication Studies. Birks, who is representing the area

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Civic Leadership Academy opens 2011-12 year with Oct. 25 workshop on strategic planning

The 2011-12 Civic Leadership Academy kicks off  Tuesday, Oct. 25, with NIU’s own Gerald Gabris presenting “Strategic Planning: Now is the Time!” This workshop is a “guided tour” of the practical techniques and fundamental principles of the strategic planning process. Gabris will

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