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Tomoyuki Shibata
Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor of public health in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will discuss potential long-term issues from the March 11 “Great East Japan Earthquake” during a Thursday, Nov. 17, lecture on campus. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called “the Great East Japan Earthquake,” occurred near the northeast coast of the Tohoku...
NIU alumna Molly Clesen teaches a song to a 4-year-old visually impaired child in Bolivia.
On Molly Clesen’s last day of teaching, one of her students asked her for a token of remembrance. They had formed a special bond over the summer, and Clesen was touched that the child had asked. She found a bracelet with her name on it and described what it looked like to the young girl,...
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The Great Recession of 2008 lingers on, with daily reminders that our economy is a fragile entity which we ignore at our own peril. Yet the study of economics and the basic principles of financial literacy remain on the periphery of public education at all levels. For 60 years, NIU-housed organization Econ Illinois has worked...
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NIU’s Grant Towers residence hall complex will host its annual signature program “Project R.E.D. – Residents Engaging in Diversity,” from Monday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Project R.E.D. promotes a more diverse and aware campus through fun and engaging activities. Events are focused around acceptance and appreciation of the vast range of diversity on...
Wan Azhar bin Wan Yusoff, director of the Center for Academic Innovation and Competitiveness at UMP, talks to Promod Vohra, Deborah Pierce and Omar Ghrayeb.
Two engineering professors from Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia’s premier engineering school, are visiting NIU this week. UMP engineering professors Wan Azhar bin Wan Yusoff and Kamal bin Yusoh will present the latest research at the school’s Center for Academic Innovation and Competitiveness. The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 358 of...
Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs at NIU, has been elected as an officer of NAFSA, the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. Pierce will begin serving a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, as the association’s vice president for education and professional development. The post is charged with overseeing all of...
Nora Lindvall
Early this semester, Michael Clark, a political scientist at Northern Illinois University, struggled to write a letter of recommendation for senior Nora Lindvall—not because he didn’t know what to say, but rather, he didn’t know where to stop. So numerous are Lindvall’s accomplishments. “Nora is, without a doubt, the most talented and best all-around student...
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Join the NIU Alumni Association for a tropical adventure. The Alumni Association is hosting a trip to “the land between the seas” as it heads to Panama this new year. The trip will take the alumni group from the Spanish-influenced architecture of Panama City to the Panama Canal, a true marvel of modern engineering. Exquisite...
James Cohen
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) of the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.8 million grant to James Cohen, assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education in the NIU College of Education. The grant provides funding for “Project DREAMS” (Development of Reading, ESL, eArly Childhood, Mathematics and Science), a five-year, professional...
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DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder John Acardo is reminding all residents to be prepared for holiday travel by renewing or applying for passports soon. The DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s office provides passport processing services for new applicants or individuals wishing to renew their passports. Even with expedited service, however, it takes four to six...
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 of journalism, will present “Shots Seen Around the World: Contemporary News Photographs that...
Sara Clayton
Sara Clayton, administrative assistant in the Division of International Programs since 1996, is retiring. Clayton has spent almost 40 years as an NIU employee, including 19 in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She was among the four winners of the 2002 Outstanding Service Awards from NIU’s Operating Staff Council. A farewell reception in Clayton’s honor,...
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