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Good is all around us, Angela B. Hurley believes. Unfortunately, says the professor of education at Transylvania University, the negative often distracts our attention and drowns whatever impact something positive might have made. For example, almost everyone turns their eyes toward parents screaming at a misbehaving child, but few notice the examples and lessons of excellent parenting...
NIU alumnus Derrick Strand (accountancy ’90), an organizational strategist and self-described “machete thinker,” will deliver a Jobs PLUS talk on “working effectively in teams” at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the NIU Convocation Center. The event is open to all NIU students. “High-performing teams don’t ‘just happen’,” Strand says. A lot of work goes...
It is time again for NIU employees to complete Ethics Training. If you are required to take the online training you will be notified by email from [email protected] Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete...
Would you like to hear more about the NIU Art Museum’s current exhibition Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art from the person who organized it? Join us for a relaxed and personal conversation with curator Dr. Catherine Raymond, Professor Art History, NIU School of Art and Design and Director, Center for Burma Studies, as she discusses the...
Nearly 200 students danced the night away in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center for the third annual Noche de Gala on Saturday, Oct. 1. The black-tie event, which was co-sponsored by the Latino Resource Center, Verizon and several student organizations, included dinner, a DJ and dancing. Noche de Gala is an annual fundraiser for...
Smile! Photographers from NIU’s Division of Marketing & Communications will attend next week’s Internship Fair and Job Fair to provide free, professional portraits for the LinkedIn profiles of job- and internship-seekers. The photos will be available for download beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1, at http://go.niu.edu/prophoto.
Starting Oct. 7 -15, Campus Recreation is offering a low, one-time fee of only $19 (regular price is $39) for their nutrition coaching program. Coordinator Meg Burnham, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.S.D. and L.D.N., is hoping the special allows more students to find out what Nutrition Coaching is all about. The special price reduction comes at a...
For the second consecutive season, NIUs men’s basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery will host a monthly luncheon, Mondays With Monty, at Fanatico Cucina Italiana, 1215 Blackhawk Road, in DeKalb.  Each month, Montgomery will provide an in-depth update on Huskie men’s basketball while taking questions and interacting with Huskie fans in attendance. Coach Monty will be...
The Principle Investigator (PI) Academy‘s professional development series will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, from 2-4 p.m., at Altgeld Hall, room 315. This program will focus on federal agencies. Federal agencies offer a broad range of funding opportunities for research, instruction and artistic endeavors. Programs offered specifically for new or early career investigators will be highlighted...
Take a stand against sexual violence, and join us for this year’s Take Back the Night event, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.  Take Back the Night is an international initiative with the purpose of creating safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. The purpose of the event...
Is the ability to spell still important? Yes, says Rebecca Treiman, the Burke and Elizabeth High Baker Professor of Child Developmental Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. “We no longer need to possess the ability to write words in cursive,” Treiman says, “but we do need to know their correct spellings.” Professor Treiman will...
The NIU Department of Communication and the NIU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) cordially invite the public to attend the 2016 Albert Walker Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room (16th Floor), at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. This year’s lecturer, Scott...
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