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Samuel Blackwell, Ph.D., longtime instructor in the Department of History, died on December 3, 2020. After earning his M.A. and Ph.D. from NIU, he went on to serve the department as an instructor in American history for many years. He also taught at New Lenox High School, Sandwich High School, and Waubonsee College in Aurora. ...
Northern Illinois University’s facilities manager and a student community advisor working in Housing & Residential Services were honored this fall with awards from the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) and the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH). Assistant Director for Residential Facilities Danielle Hernandez (Young) was...
For the Office of Orientation and First Year Programs, 2020 brought some new challenges; a recently renovated UNIV curriculum and instruction that pivoted from in-person to online. With collective collaboration, open discussion and educator expertise, the office persevered and provided students in UNIV courses with the exceptional experience it is known to deliver. Key to...
As a high school student, Jake Walker, ’19, was devoted to music. He dreamed of being a band director and became focused on finding the right college to help him reach his goal. “I knew that I was looking for a school with a respectable music education program,” he said. “Growing up, I always heard...
Max Anderson Max Anderson is on a unique journey. He was the first instructional designer hired by the University of Illinois College of Medicine. That was 2013. And when college administrators were ready a few years later to recruit and appoint a director of Instructional Design and Learning Innovation, they turned to Anderson. Well, sort...
Jessica Wagner’s connection with NIU didn’t end when she graduated. In fact, the 2016 graduate of the Doctor of Audiology program said it continues to grow thanks to mentorships that were established while a student. “NIU gave me something beyond a classroom or clinic experience,” said Wagner. “I developed a lifelong mentorship with both Dr....
All faculty, instructors, staff and students will have the opportunity to participate and provide feedback in a review of NIU’s learning management system. Known as LMS, the system basically serves as an online platform to deliver web-based courses and facilitate teaching and learning. In the final year of a three-year contract with Blackboard, the current...
Each year the Graduate School recognizes select graduate students with the Outstanding Dissertation and Thesis Awards.  In addition, select faculty are recognized with the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Awards. In light of the pandemic, the awards ceremony for the fall 2020 semester has been postponed but these individual’s accomplishments remain noteworthy. Distinguished Graduate Faculty Awards The...
The COVID-19 pandemic might have curtailed international travel this year, but it hasn’t dampened the spirit of international education at NIU. The International Recognition Reception in November honored individuals in the NIU community for their contributions and achievements in international education during the past year. “Our international education efforts continue, even during the most challenging...
Ami Patel, ’02, landed her dream job in Silicon Valley eight years ago. As the manager of product operations for LinkedIn, she is making her mark on this commonly used social media platform every day. However, Patel was not always sure what she wanted to do. She grew up as a very reserved child in...
Patrick McMillion Christmas has come early for Patrick McMillion. The instructor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education is celebrating the October debut of a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist (CCAT) credential now being offered by the Association for Experiential Education. McMillion served as a catalyst for, and co-leader of, the committee charged with the development of those agreed-upon standards and...
More than ever before, healthcare and manufacturing workers are putting in long work shifts causing fatigue, and physical and mental strain. Technology exists in the form of a wearable device that can help ease their physical strain when the worker is fatigued and can engage with the worker’s body to enhance their strength, when lifting...
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