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NIU faculty and staff can receive free, online tutoring for their children in first- through sixth-grades, thanks to the partnership between the College of Education and the Employee Assistance Program. Mission Possible Tutoring and Homework Help connects elementary school students with teacher-licensure candidates who are pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching degrees through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The...
NIU Associate Dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences Beverly Henry, ’83, wears her Huskie Pride like a badge of honor. After 35 years in health care education, she firmly believes in the university’s mission and the good its students are doing in the world. “I think NIU continues to be an institution...
Elizabeth Rios is taking what she’s learned in the classroom to make a difference in the community. The NIU School of Nursing student is one of many Huskies administering flu shots during the university’s annual flu shot clinic on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom....
This will be the second year of the exciting Thousands Strong fundraising event, which helped provide more than $2 million to students and programs last year. Thousands Strong is an opportunity for alumni and friends to engage with NIU in an exciting, virtual initiative that will increase and expand alumni pride and engagement, and celebrate...
Dining at New Hall and Neptune Hall will be even tastier this month thanks to a team of students from NIU’s Dietetic Internship (DI) program. From Harry Potter-inspired dishes to a taste of Narnia, diners will be treated to something special during these fantasy-themed events.  “I hope students enjoy a delicious meal, take pictures and...
There is dramatic evidence that the population is aging nationwide. There will soon be more older Americans than children for the first time in U.S. history. Illinois’ population is no exception to this trend, with residents aged 60 and older growing at a much faster rate than other age groups. As the population ages, communities...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences proudly welcome Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6) as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 7 p.m. CST Oct. 18. The hour-long event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Rep. Casten alongside NIU faculty conducting research in the area of climate change and climate policy. Professors Walker...
Michael Peres, an award-winning photo educator, author and science photographer in the School of Photographic Art and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology will be presenting at the NIU School of Art and Design, Thursday, October 7 on “Images Within Images.” The presentation is in conjunction with the exhibition, “IMAGES from SCIENCE 3” open now through...
College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) student Melanie Regan, who is majoring in Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness, was selected to present at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2021 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo which will be held virtually Oct. 16-19. “I am looking forward to showing the academy what I have been working...
In its first full year of utilizing test-free criteria for admissions and merit scholarships, NIU has attracted the most diverse incoming class in university history. Nearly 70% of all incoming freshmen identify as persons of color, with 38% identifying as Black, 21.5% as Hispanic, 4% as Asian and 6% as “other.” The remaining 30% identified...
The Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC) – of which NIU is a founding member – is growing by leaps and bounds – adding new teams, new games and a new partnership with eFuse, an esports platform that will produce, stream and showcase ESC tournaments and events throughout the 2021-22 season. As it grows, the conference provides...
A new museum exhibit tracing the last 125 years of teacher preparation in the United States and in the NIU College of Education will make its debut during Homecoming. The exhibit, “A Worthy Calling: 125+ Years of Preparing Teachers,” was among eight projects awarded grant funding in January 2020 as part of NIU’s 125th anniversary celebration, many...
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