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A new NIU series of Innovation Conversations will bring in experts from across Illinois and around the world to discuss sustainable food systems. The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS) and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) Office of Innovation are sponsoring the events. “This virtual series of conversations features some high-level...
Standing in long lines to receive the COVID vaccine is one of the major concerns facing those who are eligible for the vaccine. As many of those eligible at this time are seniors, standing in long lines may put the patients at risk of exposure to the disease while waiting in line to get the...
Joseph Flynn hoods a College of Education doctoral graduate during the 2019 commencement ceremony. Joseph Flynn is, through and through, an educator. And as the associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction viewed and absorbed the 39 pieces contained in the “Hateful Things” traveling exhibition from Ferris State University, he saw the great potential to shift its impact...
When Adejumoke Olopade was searching for a graduate assistantship, she noticed a job ad for the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement – a center that brings together educational partners from NIU and across the region to increase educational access and success from pre-kindergarten through adult learners. While the center may not seem an obvious choice...
As a review of NIU’s learning management system quickly progresses, now is the time for campus feedback. The university currently uses Blackboard as its learning management system, or LMS, to deliver web-based courses and facilitate teaching and learning. In the final year of a three-year contract with Blackboard, NIU is conducting a formal evaluation of...
From an early age,  Jack Tierney, ’75, M.S.Ed. ’78, was keen on making good investments. As a high school senior, he had to be practical about the cost of his education. The oldest of his family’s five children in Oak Park, Illinois, Tierney was used to paying his own way. He had worked to afford...
P.J. Fleck, student-teacher! P.J. Fleck will never forget his semester as a student-teacher at Clinton Rosette Middle School. It was Spring 2004, and the wide receiver for the NIU Huskies football team had tried to postpone that classroom immersion – he was training for his shot at the NFL, after all – but Professor Pamela Farris put her foot down. Her...
A team of students from the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders took top honors in the first-ever Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) ethics video contest. Madelynn Parrott, Megan Nordstrom, Emily Atchison, Tiffany Jacob and Gracie Strohm are executive board members of NIU’s Communicative Disorders Student Association (COMDSA), and the creative team behind the winning...
Experts from NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences and the DeKalb County Health Department will join Chief of Staff to the President, Matt Streb, to answer questions and address concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. “There are understandably a lot of questions...
For his field research, NIU Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Reed Scherer has spent 10 seasons on the continent of Antarctica and has been part of five shipboard expeditions around the world. His research focuses on evaluating climate change over time, especially changes in the Antarctic ice sheet. Scherer and his team of student...
Blessing Christian has been using her clinical skills and making a difference in the fight against COVID-19. The NIU nursing student is part of a team of Huskie nursing students and faculty who have been administering vaccinations to community members at the DeKalb County Health Department vaccination clinics held at the NIU Convocation Center. “I have...
NIU’s Student Government Association kicks off spring elections this week with an equity-minded transformation of Senate representation options for Huskies. Students can run to hold SGA positions in either the Executive or Legislative branches — including president, vice president, treasurer, student trustee and senators. Votes will be cast on HuskieLink between Tuesday, March 30 and...
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