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NIU Assistant Professor, Mohammad Moghimi, received the Early Career Research (ECR) Award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to develop a novel pediatric hearing aid. Moghimi, an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET), designed a non-invasive, band-aid-like hearing aid that can be secured behind an infant’s ear to conduct...
For as long as he can remember, Chenaire Barmore says, he has wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Since the age of 13, the NIU junior has volunteered and worked with local nonprofit organizations such as Goodwill, United Way and the YMCA in his hometown of Rockford. “I see the daily...
Northern Illinois University’s student-run newspaper, the Northern Star, surged onward through a challenging 2020 with awards and additional accolades for its staff and advisor. The Star made a banner year out of the difficulties posed by shifting to an online-only operation during the pandemic, adjusting to a more splintered readership that has been largely off-campus,...
Two December graduates of Northern Illinois University who received life-saving transfusions after being gravely injured in a February fire are giving back with a blood drive for the community on April 7. After the Feb. 12 apartment fire, Matt Zamudio and Alyssa Noonan were airlifted from DeKalb to a trauma center in Rockford, where they...
NIU’s Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) and Safe Passage join communities, workplaces and campuses across the country in hosting awareness and prevention events throughout the month of April, which is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Sexual violence on college campuses has been an issue for many years,” stated Prevention Project...
Pi-Sui Hsu Pi-Sui Hsu has devoted much of her career to showing K-12 educators how to get the most out of the instructional technology available. Now the NIU College of Education’s senior faculty fellow is extending her expertise and guidance across campus to the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Hsu is mentoring Eric Monsu Lee, a visiting assistant professor...
If you haven’t heard from retired NIU Anthropology Professor Winifred Creamer in a few years, well, you’ve got some catching up to do. Creamer, an archaeologist, and her husband, Jonathan Haas, the former MacArthur curator of the Americas at the Field Museum in Chicago, retired more than five years ago. Instead of settling down, they...
Huskies never quit. That couldn’t be more true for industrial and systems engineering major Samantha McEnery who has been busy during the pandemic designing a business with her sister. In between studying and working at her internship, Samantha and her sister Keely created a business called “Easter Eggers”. For a fee, they will stuff plastic...
When Terros Dilworth was considering a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, he researched available programs and talked to people he trusted. “A lot of my co-workers went to Northern Illinois University and they all had good things to say about the program,” said Dilworth, who is currently a Medical Laboratory Scientist for Hematology at Northwestern...
In more than 12 years at NIU, Debra Miller, the outgoing Director of the Disability Resource Center has seen a lot of dramatic, positive changes in how the university supports students with disabilities. Her accomplishments, and those of the center under her leadership, are reflected in her selection as this year’s winner of the Presidential...
Students are invited to SHARE their voices and participate in the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Survey through April 10, 2021. SHARE is a campus climate survey that is a “tool NIU uses to engage students who can provide insight into their attitudes, experiences and behaviors,” said Rose M. J. Henton, Director of...
As NIU’s spring election season heads toward the virtual voting booth next week, Student Government Association leaders are encouraging Huskies to engage in the democratic process. Students can vote on Huskie Link on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31. There’s still time to get to know the Huskies running for SGA, with an Executive...
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