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Paul Kassel, Dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, who has guided the college through some extraordinarily challenging times, has accepted the offer of a second five-year term as dean. Kassel came to NIU in 2015 after more than a dozen years as a Professor of Theatre at SUNY New Paltz where...
This year’s Huskies United day of giving proves we should never underestimate what Huskies can do when they come together. Over the course of 1,895 minutes on June 23-24, the Huskie Nation had the opportunity to unite around the mission, vision and values of Northern Illinois University through the NIU Foundation’s Huskies United event. And,...
After a national search, William Hodson has been named the new senior associate vice president and chief human resources officer for Northern Illinois University. Hodson has nearly 40 years of experience in human resource management, including eight years at Indiana University, where he served as director of Human Resources and taught undergraduate classes in human...
Ariana Carbajal can’t wait for summer camp. As a second-year graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program, Carbajal will have the opportunity to take what she has learned in the classroom and apply it to help children ages 3 to 8. “I have worked in summer camps before but never in one targeting speech and...
Dawn Brown, NIU Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, is the 2021 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award winner. “I am both honored and excited,” Brown said. “Receiving this award has strengthened my resolve toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in physical...
Report includes a comprehensive profile of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 McHenry County is home to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations of all sizes. A new, comprehensive study conducted by Northern Illinois University provides a glimpse at their structure, funding, programs, challenges and the impact of COVID-19. The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at...
For weeks, partners across campus have been planning for the two-day event designed to bring the Huskie family together in celebration and support of NIU. Interested in learning what it’s all about? Join BFA Acting Candidate, Kate Drury, ’23 on a journey though campus that illuminates the heart of the movement. We guarantee, it’s three...
Lynda Ransdell has been named the new dean of NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS). She will assume the role on July 1. “I’m delighted that Dr. Ransdell will be joining my leadership team,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Beth Ingram. “She is an accomplished researcher, grant writer and teacher. We were...
The NIU Board of Trustees last week approved promotions and tenure for more than 40 faculty members, recognizing their years of hard work and commitment. Promotions and granting of tenure are serious decisions that involve rigorous evaluation of faculty scholarship, teaching and service. “Each of these faculty members has demonstrated excellence in artistry and scholarship,...
The Society for the Study of School Psychology has awarded Logan Riffle, a psychology Ph.D. student, a research grant to assist with the completion of her dissertation. The Society for the Study of School Psychology has a unique role among school psychology organizations, a mission that is devoted exclusively to recognizing and promoting scholarship and...
To put it mildly, Suzanne Degges-White is experienced at dealing with reporters. Degges-White, who is chair of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, has been featured in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, interviewed by campus public radio station WNIJ and has been a regular contributor to newscasts on Rockford television, and on Chicago...
Abigail Newman Abigail Newman loved playing school. Then she loved babysitting. Really, she always loved interacting with children. When she was a senior at Oregon High School, she jumped at the opportunity to spend one period each day as a teacher’s assistant in a first-grade classroom across Jefferson Street. “I made a special connection with...
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