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Perhaps you have been a bystander, saw a problematic situation and wanted to help but didn’t.  Sometimes it’s because we don’t know what to do, or we think someone else will help.  This is very different from being an active bystander.  An active bystander uses specific intervention techniques to safely defuse a situation, decrease the...
The University Honors Program (UHP) is excited to announce the 2022-2023 Honors Faculty Fellowship call for proposals. Faculty selected to teach Honors seminars are recognized as Honors Faculty Fellows during the year in which they teach their Honors seminar. The Honors Faculty Fellowship program began in the fall of 2020 with a cohort of NIU’s award-winning professors...
One of the goals of Hispanic Heritage month is to build pride among the Latinx community, but it doesn’t always take parades or museum exhibitions to meet that goal. NIU Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Mayra Lagunas has seen such pride happen a few times this semester just by showing up at recruitment events....
History Professor Sean Farrell and his former doctoral student Mathieu Billings have a new book out that sheds light on the history of Irish people in Illinois from the colonial period to the 21st century. Farrell and Billings, now a faculty associate in history and political science at the University of Indianapolis, will deliver a...
When David Maki, ’89, sets off for a day’s work as NIU’s School of Music’s coordinator of music theory and composition, he knows it will be filled with beautiful melodies. Teaching music theory and aural skills classes, as well as private composition lessons, a typical day involves teaching classes in the morning, teaching lessons in...
Dr. Anna Quider, NIU’s assistant vice president for federal relations, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of her “stellar leadership in science policy and advocacy, and for promoting and mentoring early-career physicists.” The distinction is awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of...
Noam Greene used a class assignment to help save lives. As part of a master’s degree course in Public Health, Greene submitted a policy memo to the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) urging that safer injection facilities be implemented throughout Illinois in order to prevent drug overdoses. “I wanted to make my policy proposal real...
NIU alum, Abby Jeppson, was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Distinguished Early Career Professional (ECP) certificate. The certificate was created to recognize and identify early career professionals in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology who are making an impact in the areas of leadership, volunteering, or advocacy at the local, state, and/or national...
Director of Scholarships and Student Financial Services Anne Hardy, M.S. ’10, thinks of herself as a walking, talking “Huskie Legacy.” “My mother earned her master’s degree from NIU. My grandmother worked at NIU, and my husband’s grandmother worked at NIU,” she said. “I believe in our mission and am so proud to be part of...
Catrina Sanfilippo Catrina Sanfilippo long has understood the value of mentoring, something that continues to influence her career path. Now the certified athletic trainer and current graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education is reaping the benefits of networking. Thanks to a contact from her current freelance gig with ATI Sports Medicine, Sanfilippo volunteered in...
Northern Illinois University College of Law hosted its Fourth Annual Junior Scholars Conference on October 1 in Chicago, IL.  The annual conference offers junior faculty scholars the opportunity to present their works-in-progress; to receive feedback from their colleagues, including senior faculty; and to network with other legal scholars from across the country. “Given the challenges of the...
Domestic violence does not discriminate. Domestic violence affects people all over the world including our NIU community. It takes all of us to help prevent violence and create a safe and healthy community. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a monthlong opportunity to raise awareness and give voice to a subject that is hidden. “Domestic...
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