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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NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy looking for new director

The NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy (ESE) is conducting an on-campus search for a new director. ESE is an interdisciplinary unit with the goal to conduct foundational research and education on pressing environmental and energy-related issues.

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November STEM Café at Cabana Charley’s will explore ‘green’ materials, technology Nov. 13

Good news for people who want to keep the environment clean, but don’t have time to put on hip waders and restore wetlands and prairies: Materials scientists are creating cleaner, greener products that can help you help the planet. Join NIU STEM

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OMRON Global names new engineering lab

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is getting a cutting-edge robotics and mechatronics lab with the help of corporate sponsor OMRON Global. OMRON Global is an international company that focuses on a wide variety of manufacturing automation products, producing motors, sensors,

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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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