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Masih Shokrani, professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) in NIU’s School of Health Studies, is the recipient of 2020-2021 American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Scientific Assembly Professional Achievement Award. “It is so rewarding to be recognized by the ASCLS Scientific Assembly for one’s work in the chemistry/urinalysis discipline,” Shokrani said. Professor Shokrani teaches...
The Northern Illinois University College of Law COVID-19 Legal Response Clinic was honored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) with its 2020-21 Excellence in Legal Education Award. The award, established by the ISBA’s Committee on Legal Education, Admissions and Competence (LEAC), is designed to honor a law school program that emphasizes real world skills for...
Interdisciplinary instruction and exploration fosters a student’s ability to think critically and tolerate ambiguity.  The School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD), with its graduate programs in audiology, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology, is well suited for these learning opportunities. “Interdisciplinary instruction provide students opportunities to learn from and with each other,” said Sherrill...
Danica Billingsly, clinical assistant professor and Audiology Clinical Coordinator, is the recipient of the 2021 School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD) Clinical Faculty Award. “The AHCD Clinical Award acknowledges the unique nature of clinical teaching and the talent required to do it well,” said Sherrill Morris, chair of AHCD. “Current students and alumni...
The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees elected new leaders for Fiscal Year 2022 at its meeting on June 17. Assuming the role of board chair will be Eric Wasowicz, who will be joined at the head of the board by Rita Athas, who was elected vice chair. Rounding out the leadership team are Montel...
Fonda Zhang got a jump start on her nursing career during a summer internship at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. “I was able to have many hands-on experiences, and I learned more than what the books taught me over the past semester,” said Zhang, who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Razel Manlubatan shared the sentiment....
  Laurie Elish-Piper, who has served as dean of the NIU College of Education since July 2016, has been appointed to a second term. During her first term, and during her service as acting dean the year before, Elish-Piper has overseen the development and launch of the college’s Strategic Action Planning Framework as well as...
Five years ago, NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Assistant Director Eric Jones rustled up a surplus table, a couple of microphones, and swaths of Indonesian batik to “soundproof” a corner of his office for a makeshift studio space on the second floor of Pottenger House. The goal was to expand the CSEAS’s global...
The summer Olympics are a chance for the whole world to celebrate the fastest, strongest, highest flying athletes and to unite in appreciation of their hard work and mastery. According to NIU Physics professors Jahred Adelman and Mike Eads, the Olympics also offers a crash course in physics as we explore why high jumpers cross...
Northern Illinois University and its Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) have a long history of working with universities across Southeast Asia. This includes Cambodia, which began sending students to NIU after the country’s reopening to the West following the United Nations intervention in 1993. Helping solidify this connection is the most recent of five...
In early spring 2021, four teams of students from Maine East High School, coached by their teacher Dale Lasky, participated in the NIU Business Olympics, an annual event with five business challenges: accountancy data visualization, big pitch, digital marketing, mobile app idea, and valuation challenge. Maine East is one of Chicago’s many near north suburban schools...
Kenneth Riley Jr. Kenneth Riley Jr. went behind the walls of the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles to impart his passion for fitness and exercise. But what the NIU College of Education graduate student discovered inside the juvenile medium-security facility has changed him as much as his presence changed the lives of the young men incarcerated...
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