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Immediately following a faculty recital, Tuesday, November 16, by the NIU School of Music’s internationally acclaimed classical guitarist An Tran, an AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) faculty and staff reception will be held in the Music Building, room 155. The reception is sponsored by the Asian American Resource Center, the Office of Academic Diversity,...
Zachary Craft Zachary Craft began his career in education in Batavia like many classroom rookies, spending one year as an interventionist and then shifting to teach fourth grade. But his 2012 arrival coincided with a sea change in mandates. “I entered the field at a time when it felt like a seismic shift – maybe not...
Northern Illinois University College of Law is excited to announce a new partnership with Lincoln College to create the NIU Law Lincoln Scholar and Diversity Pipeline Programs. Under the partnership, qualified Lincoln College students working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Law, as well as those with other majors, may participate in the NIU Law...
To say Amy Buhrow, M.S.Ed. ’05, likes her job as senior director of strategy, student success and accreditation for the College of Business would be an understatement. “When I meet someone new, I always introduce myself as having the best job in the NIU College of Business,” she said. “My duties require me to have...
The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL), a project of the Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA) that began with a federal grant in 2005, is a virtual Southeast Asia treasure trove hosted by NIU Libraries. A digital archive of textual, still image, sound and video resources, SEADL is a free resource for anyone...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored 12 alumni, faculty and staff Oct. 22 during their annual event at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The CLAS Distinguished Awards program honors individuals who have achieved prominence in their professional fields or who have made major contributions to the college, its mission and its reputation for...
For the third consecutive year, a Huskie graduate assistant from Northern Illinois University’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program has been named a Graduate Student Rising Star by the NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Second-year M.S. Ed. student Ashlyn Straka was selected from a pool of institutional nominations representing NASPA’s Region IV-East,...
Nichole Knutson has joined NIU’s Division of Academic Affairs as the new vice provost for student success. Knutson was recently the associate vice provost at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she led student support initiatives, degree completion programs, and research and grant management units. “I am delighted that Dr. Nichole Knutson has joined the...
Six feet of social distancing might not be far enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but wearing a mask does reduce the spread of airborne particles by 70 percent. That’s the conclusion of a research study that was published in the journal Building and Environment. On the research team was NIU’s Mechanical Engineering Department Chair and Professor Tariq...
Growing up in a diverse neighborhood in Detroit, with neighbors of various backgrounds and cultures, and as part of a family with different skin tones, ethnicities and backgrounds, had a tremendous influence on Monique Bernoudy, M.S.Ed.’92. “I was and still am a curious person. I was interested in science, sports, how people engage, and equity, although...
When Pettee Guerrero, NIU alumna and director of the NIU National Safety Education Center, was tapped to lead NIU Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), she drew on her experience with community engagement and lifelong learning to envision an expansive program to meet 21st century workforce needs. She’s spent the past year expanding CPE’s online presence...
Outreach and engagement come naturally to Rena Cotsones, M.P.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’13. Growing up in Kankakee, Illinois, Cotsones’ dad was a Greek immigrant and owned a restaurant, which served as a local gathering spot for lots of different kinds of people. “My dad loved nothing more than connecting people for employment, supporting fellow small business...
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