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"Doctorate of Physical Therapy"
With a job market as lucrative as physical therapy’s – the career boasts 100 percent placement numbers and is projected to grow 20 percent in just the next five years as the U.S. population continues to age – the doctorate degree has become an entry-level requirement. NIU now meets that need. Thirty-six students in the...
On the densely populated island of Taiwan, the concept of hearing tests is as novel as formally educated audiologists. Providing those critical hearing tests to hundreds of Taiwanese children and adults became an eye-opening experience this May for NIU College of Health and Human Sciences professor King Chung and four of her audiology students. “Most...
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Even though Peter Olson didn’t launch the NIU Art Museum’s blog, the assistant director ultimately become responsible for its care and feeding. Turns out he’s doing an “awesome” job. Best Colleges Online applauded the NIU Art Museum this summer on its list of “50 Awesome Art Museum Blogs,” recognizing web-based vehicles that “give visitors an...
"Brent E. Wholeben"
Brent E. Wholeben NIU’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies, an arm of the College of Education, has won the largest contract in its 22-year history. Following a national bidding competition, administrators of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) will pay $800,000 to REPS over four years in return for external evaluation of some...
Mingle Bingo
Eager, nervous and enthusiastic, the Class of 2013 began their law school experience on August 9th with a week of orientation. Designed as a means of presenting students with the information essential to success in law school, orientation allowed students to cover a lot of ground in only a few days, including learning their way...
Jim Newman
Location, location, location. The mantra of real estate agents also could be the motto of the NIU Department of Geography, which kicked off a new academic program this semester leading to a doctorate degree. NIU is now the only university in northern Illinois and one of only two statewide offering a Ph.D. in geography. It’s...
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
Lemuel W. Watson
Before Lemuel W. Watson visited Belarusian State University in 2004, he hoped that his time there would provide “a whole new insight as to how I view things in this country.” Indeed, the executive director of NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement and Fulbright scholar experienced a welcome measure of self-discovery. “I got a good feel...
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The Illinois CPA Society has selected Donald E. Tidrick as a 2010 Outstanding Educator Award winner. The award recognizes Illinois educators at a community college, college or university who excel in their leadership and teaching, and who have made continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state. Tidrick is a professor of accountancy...
"Mary Larson"
NIU communication professor Mary Larson isn’t out to frighten parents, but she is urging them to “watch it” when it comes to the amount of time their children and adolescents spend in front of TV sets, video games and computers. She identifies and examines the effects of “screen time” on children and teens in her...
Malta, Ill. — Officials from Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College today announced that starting this fall the university will offer a bachelor of science in applied management degree with an emphasis in computer science at the Kishwaukee campus in Malta. The new bachelor of science in applied management (BSAM) degree, recently approved by the...
DeKalb, Ill. — Two weeks at the Exxon-Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, held at NIU, have made a group of Northern Illinois middle school students excited to return to class. They are ready to learn more about math, science, energy and their own potential. They had a good start in June when the 48...
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