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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is actively seeking area families to host two high school students or an adult leader from Southeast Asia for one week, April 8-16, 2017. The 50 students and 10 leaders are participants in the U.S. State Department’s April 4-28 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP). They are chosen by...
Last summer’s maiden voyage of the Fulbright Gateway Orientation at NIU sailed to success. Seventy foreign Fulbright student grantees spent three days in DeKalb acquiring skills necessary for successful academic and professional lives in the United States while they also learned more about their roles and responsibilities as Fulbrighters. “It was really good last year....
Morse Tan
NIU College of Law Professor Morse Tan has been chosen to participate in the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ 2017 Emerging Leaders Program. Founded in 1922, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. The council is committed...
Jui-Ching Wang, an associate professor of world music and music education in the NIU School of Music, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 2016-17 to Indonesia. This award will enable her to carry out a research project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wang will spend 10 months studying traditional Javanese children’s singing games,...
Nine undergraduate engineering students from Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia, along with eight NIU students, recently completed a short-track program at NIU on simulation modeling and analysis. The three-week intensive program, which ran from June 26 to July 15, was offered by NIU’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in collaboration with the Universidad de...
Anna Brereton and Meg Wolowicz
Huskies Anna Brereton (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie) and Meg Wolowicz (Manitowoc, Wis./Manitowoc Lincoln) are spending 10 days in Central Europe this summer, visiting four different countries and playing in the 2016 European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Brereton and Wolowicz will play for BIP Midwest in the tournament’s...
NIU’s International Training Office is seeking host families for 10 Colombian students of industrial engineering who will be attending a three-week training program from Sunday, June 26, through Saturday, July 16. A stipend will be paid to each host family for hosting one student. Host Family responsibilities Pick up and meet students initially Sunday, June...
DREAM Action NIU will host undocumented ally training Friday, May 6. The student-led organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States and particularly on the NIU campus. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in rooms 505 and 506 of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
To kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of its France Study Abroad Program, NIU Law hosted an anniversary dinner for alumni, faculty, staff and current students, marking the longtime relationship and exchange program with the Université Bordeaux-Montesquieu in Agen, France. The program – started under the late Professor Rodolphe de Seife – took the first group of...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has been awarded a $19,750 grant from the Dunham Fund for a two-year project to document and share the experiences of Burmese Karen refugees living in northern Illinois. Led by the museum’s research assistant, Rachel Drochter, the project employs NIU students who will work with a local Karen Advisory Group...
According to the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, sport can be used as powerful tool in the advancement of developmental and peace objectives around the world. Since 2003, the U.N. General Assembly has adopted annual resolutions on sport for the purpose of promoting education, health, development and peace. Because of this...
Spoken word artist and activist Stephanie Camba will present “Home in Poems” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The event is sponsored by PLUSH (Promoting Leadership through Unconditional SisterHood) and the Asian American Center as a part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. All are welcome....
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