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Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata, associate professor in the School of Health Studies, was thrilled to welcome Dr. Chit Wityi Oo from Myanmar to NIU as part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in areas of research including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government and...
Cristian Rojo has a passion for fashion and isn’t going to let the pandemic get in the way of it. “Every spring, the Fashion Industries Organization (FIO) hosts their annual Spring Fashion Show which is sponsored by Kohls,” said Rojo, who is majoring in fashion merchandising and is president of the student-run Fashion Industries Organization....
Professor Emeritus Albert (Al) Resis passed away on March 10, at the age of 99. A noted expert in Russian history, he served as a faculty member of NIU’s History department from 1964 until his retirement in 1992. His research focused on foreign policy, and his many publications included the notable 1988 book Stalin, the...
Students interested in helping individuals and families improve their lives through financial literacy can pursue a new minor being offered starting from fall 2021. The School of Family and Consumer Sciences has added a minor in Financial Counseling which introduces students to the basic principles in personal and family financial management and can lead to...
The Office of Information Security generally works behind-the-scenes to ensure that NIU is safe, but they can’t do it alone. “Sometimes people think that all security happens within the Information Security team, and therefore, they don’t have to worry about it,” said Williams, senior director of IT Infrastructure and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in...
Leaders from Northern Illinois University and the City of DeKalb gathered April 13 to express their desire to work together on improving race relations in DeKalb through the soon-to-be-launched Belonging Council. The event at NIU’s Center for Black Studies was motivated by recent instances that made national headlines in Minnesota and Virginia, where people of...
When Nutrition and Dietetics students Rose Donepanya, Dottie Blanchard and Ruby Rivera were tasked with creating a nutrition education lesson, they took it personally. “We are three minority females: Southeast Asian, African American and Hispanic,” said Blanchard. “As minority students, we noticed the lack of inclusion in the curriculum of dietetics, nutrition and wellness.” Not...
In a year filled with breaking news, television stations, radio stations and newspapers across the region have been turning to faculty from Northern Illinois University to help them stay on top of complex stories. Over the past year, tracking by the Office of Institutional Communications found that nearly 60 NIU experts participated in almost 400...
Each year, as the Spring semester comes to a close on campus, graduating students reflect on all they have been able to accomplish. This feeling of proud achievement is only amplified within our LGBTQ+ community, where educational milestones often go hand-in-hand with very personal journeys of acceptance and celebrations of authenticity. “In addition to recognizing...
Each year NIU recognizes and honors outstanding undergraduate teaching. Tenured faculty members are honored with the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and full-time instructors are honored with the Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction Award. Undergraduate students take the lead in the nominating process and student advisory committees in each college nominate faculty members by assembling student...
While the pandemic has been keeping people apart, the City of DeKalb, Northern Illinois University and a collection of local agencies have been working to bring the DeKalb community closer together through the Belonging initiative. The initiative to develop a belonging community was sparked by a virtual conversation in October 2020, led by Dr. john...
When Leila Porter looks at Giovanni Bennardo, she sees “a world-renowned linguistic anthropologist and cognitive scientist.” The chair of the NIU Department of Anthropology sees in Bennardo someone who “clearly shapes research agendas at both the national and international level,” who receives prestigious grants for his scholarship, who helps to establish new programs and laboratories...
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