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Cassandra L. Hill, dean of NIU’s College of Law, received the 2021 Association of American Law Schools Section Award for the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research during its annual meeting January 6, 2021. This prestigious award recognizes Dean Hill for her significant contributions to the field of legal writing and research. The award,...
Angel Hannah got more than a diploma during Northern Illinois University’s virtual commencement ceremony last month. The 23-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences along with a marriage proposal from Wade Harnesk, 23, of Kennesaw, Georgia. “I was honestly so shocked and surprised,” Hannah, of Country Club Hills, said. “When I...
A panel of experts in political science, law and sociology will participate in an online forum, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, on Teams Live to discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, our Constitutional processes and the peaceful transition of power. The forum will allow members of the university community to learn more...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens three exhibitions that consider narrative artwork and imagery on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The exhibitions examine artworks’ ability to chronicle or present narrative themes that relay a series of events, subjects or use storytelling through images. The exhibitions feature: the memorial tribute to local figurative artist Ellen Roth...
NIU Communication Professor David Gunkel has been working with political leaders to help Congress develop a national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI). U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and former U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, recently co-authored legislation laying the foundation for a national artificial intelligence strategy. The nonbinding resolution was passed unanimously by the U.S....
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...
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