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Clara Louis
Clara Louis, a doctoral candidate in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE), has been awarded the 2013 David Merchant International Student Award of Achievement by Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. The award honors one international student who demonstrates exceptional accomplishments in the areas of scholarship...
Tereza Lee
April’s Asian American Heritage Month activities begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, with the Taste of Asia at Campus Recreation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker Tereza Lee will share her story of being a former undocumented immigrant student, including her challenges, barriers and successes. Lee’s powerful story inspired Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin to author...
Engineers Without Borders
Students in NIU’s Engineers Without Borders organization are dedicated to making the world a better place by bringing sustainable First World technologies to Third World countries. “To make a technology sustainable, it has to be simple and easily maintained. For example, when you want to help a Third World country with farming, you can’t give...
Dan Gebo, Paul Kelter and Zhili Xiao
NIU has named Dan Gebo in anthropology, Paul Kelter in literacy education and Zhili Xiao in physics as its 2013 Board of Trustees Professors – a top university honor that recognizes faculty members for international renown in their research and excellence in all facets of teaching. Gebo’s paleontological research is elucidating the origins of primates....
Christopher M. Jones
Christopher Jones, associate vice provost for University Honors, has been chosen for the 2013 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education by the board of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Jones is the third NIU professor to win the national award in recent years, with history professor J.D. Bowers...
Levin’s students fill out course evaluations for the first time in their academic lives.
NIU English professor Amy Levin, who spent the month of February as the first U.S. Fulbright Scholar in a public university in Myanmar (Burma) in almost 30 years, will present an upcoming talk and slideshow on her recent experiences. Her informal presentation, titled “Teaching ‘Hamlet’ in Myanmar,” will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m....
“The Caucasian Chalk Circle”
Class warfare, a child custody battle and personal courage are just a few of the themes presented in the next staged production of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University. “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Bertolt Brecht in 1944, is the sixth Mainstage Series production of the school’s 2012-2013 season. The...
Walk with Water
Tanzania Development Support (TDS), a non-profit organization based in DeKalb,  is sponsoring a “Walk with Water” fundraising event from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. The event aims to raise funds for construction of a library in Nyegina, Tanzania, and give students and NIU community members...
Photo of a steelpan
The NIU Steelband, under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, and the All University Steelband, conducted by graduate students Josanne Francis, Barry Mannette, Khion De Las and Khan Cordice, will present their spring 2013 concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The concert takes place inside the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the...
A member of the NIU Gamelan Ensemble helps to break the “quiet” rule inside the Rare Books Room of Founders Memorial Library.
Being loud might not be in the nature of librarians. When it came time to open the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ third 50th anniversary exhibit, however, University Libraries’ Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan was determined to draw attention to the subject of the show. And so it was at 4 p.m. on a sleepy...
A lesson on the recorder.
NIU’s International Training Office is seeking families in DeKalb and Sycamore to serve as hosts for 24 high school-aged students and four adult leaders from the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The home stay dates are Sunday, April 21, through Friday, May 3. An orientation session for host families will be held at 7 p.m....
A team of NIU social entrepreneurs will be among the featured guests Friday, April 5, at the Social Impact Summit, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center. The event, hosted by the NIU-based Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs, is intended to educate students (and others) about social entrepreneurism, to inspire them to increase their...
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