Saundra McGuire

Two-day Teaching Effectiveness Institute plans sessions on students’ focus, digital classrooms

Northern Illinois University’s 2013 Teaching Effectiveness Institute will start with the traditional – the first day is devoted to strategies on motivating students and convincing them to focus on learning rather than grades – before racing to modern times with sessions on

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Sociology offers year-round opportunities for students to get involved in human-service-related programs. For nearly 25 years, the department has sponsored an alternative spring-break trip to Pensacola, Fla., where students have constructed more than 50 houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Free presentations, networking opportunities await students interested in sociology careers

The Department of Sociology, in conjunction with the Sociology Student Advisory Committee and the NIU Criminal Justice Club, kicks off the 10th annual Sociology Week event tonight. Sociology Week is being held in rooms 505 and 506 or the Holmes Student Center

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As many as 280 geographers have just one destination on their minds this week: NIU

The NIU Department of Geography is hosting the annual meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers. This year’s meeting will be held jointly with the East Lakes Division. The meeting begins with an evening reception on Thursday,

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NIU looks toward globalization as art students present their research at conference in Taiwan

Samantha Goss and Li-Hsuan Hsu, doctoral students in the NIU School of Art, will act as representatives of the university when they present research during the International “Sisterhood University” Conference of Graduate Students in Taiwan. The conference, scheduled this Saturday and Sunday

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Psychology Professor Angela Grippo in her laboratory with undergraduate student researcher Wil Colburn.

Grippo wins $354,000 NIH grant to study ways to prevent depression, cardiovascular disease

In the laboratory of award-winning researcher Angela Grippo, mouse-like creatures known as prairie voles are getting an extreme makeover – habitat edition. Nothing too fancy, mind you – a running wheel, chewy toys, tinfoil balls and furnishings that include a paper towel

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