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Fall 2013 Developing Champions: In the Classroom, in Competition, and in Life TLC
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is offering two TLC informational sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Room 305 of the Holmes Student Center. These sessions are open to all and will provide information on the Themed Learning Communities (TLC) program as well as the proposal process. OSEEL...
An NIU study abroad trip to Tanzania brought together 10 students from various programs to unite for one cause while also enriching their own individual interests. For four weeks this past summer, the study abroad group explored the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries, specifically in Nyegina, Tanzania. The program is part of...
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Nearly 80 Thai scholars from near and far will convene at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center this weekend for the 41st Council on Thai Studies (COTS) conference. The annual meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with a talk by NIU alumnus Srisompob Jitpiromsri, director of the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural...
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NIU President Doug Baker and College of Law student Irakere Picon are among the speakers Wednesday, Oct. 16, during a panel discussion in support of common sense immigration reform. Hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, NIU alum and Illinois State Rep. Joe Sosnowski and NIU, the forum is designed to foster a solutions-oriented conversation...
Altgeld Hall
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced sweeping organizational changes designed to promote collaboration and integration within the academic and operational structures at the university. “Over the past three months, I’ve found that NIU has many, many excellent and hard-working faculty and staff,” Baker said. “Yet, the structure of the institution – as is the case...
Kristy Wilson Bowers, an instructor in the NIU Department of History, has a new book out that sheds light on the plague and public health policy in Seville. Wilson Bowers will deliver a talk on the book – titled “Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville” (University of Rochester Press) – at 3 p.m....
A photo of penguins interacting with curious visitors in Antarctica.
The government shutdown has put in jeopardy the upcoming field season for the U.S. Antarctic Program – a potentially major blow to dozens of research projects nationwide, including a large-scale expedition investigating ice sheet dynamics and climate change and to be led by NIU geologist Ross Powell. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is likely to cancel...
Anthropology professor Mitch Irwin, who led his first Northern Illinois University study abroad trip to Madagascar this past June, now is planning for a 2014 adventure to the island country off the southeastern coast of Africa. Judging from the experience of students this past summer, he won’t have a problem drumming up interest. But it’s...
Christopher Caine
The University Honors Program on Thursday hosted former IBM executive Christopher Caine, now president of the Center for Global Enterprise and president and founder of Mercator XXI, for a lecture and series of roundtable discussions titled “America as a Commercial Republic.” Throughout the day, Caine focused his comments on the future of American consumerism and...
Greta Chan attends CISLL’s Fall 2013 seminar series.
New to NIU’s list of graduate certificates this fall is the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. Incorporating courses from the colleges of Education, Health and Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences, the certificate offers a broad range of perspectives on language and literacy. Graduate students completing this...
Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the study of Europe. U.S. institutions that are counted among the CES members consist primarily of elite private or state flagships universities. In Illinois, only two...
NIU Engineers Without Borders in Africa
Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to bringing the classroom to other countries to design and build new projects that can help fix problems and build portfolios. Based in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, this group of boundary-crossing individuals travel to remote places and help others to design projects which alleviate issues. Some...
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