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Binal Amin is taking what she’s learned in the classroom and applying it in real-world situations to make a difference in the community. Amin is one of more than 30 public health students who have volunteered to assist at the COVID-19 mass vaccinations clinics hosted by the Kane County Health Department. “I was fortunate to...
Patient safety, healthcare technology and lessons learned from COVID-19 related to biomedical manufacturing and emergency use authorization are the stimulating and timely topics to be discussed at NIU’s first annual Biomedical Engineering Society’s Medical Device Forum Series. The events will be held in three virtual sessions this spring and summer, hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)...
King Chung, NIU professor of Audiology, was recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as the recipient of the 2020 Humanitarian Award for her significant contributions to humanitarian research and services.  Chung will accept the Humanitarian Award during the Academy’s virtual meeting in April 2021. “I am thrilled to receive the Humanitarian Award, which really belongs to all my international collaborators, my...
Over the last year, COVID-19 has resulted in more and more people seeking information online. Yet, not all website are user-friendly or contain the most relevant information for visitors. A new collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) and University Honors Program at Northern Illinois University allows nonprofit organizations to receive feedback about their website from Honors students...
Hollie Rodriguez knows the important role a mentor can play in a student’s educational experience. “I had a handful of informal mentors from all over campus,” said Rodriguez, who graduated from NIU in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in English. “Mentors in Career Services, from my major program, and even my work-study job made a...
Report includes economic impact of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 DeKalb County has a robust nonprofit sector employing seven percent of the total workforce. Yet, COVID-19 has had a noticeable financial impact with nearly 82 percent saying they have had to cancel fundraising events due to the pandemic. A new study explores nonprofit organizations...
Four-one-hundred-thousandths of a second. That’s the daily rate of progress sprinter Usain Bolt made between the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games in improving his already-record-setting time. Not much, P.J. Fleck told his online audience March 3 during his Spring 2021 Educator in Residence keynote address. But those minuscule and gradual gains paid off for Bolt in a huge way, the...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) will be hosted online from April 19-23, 2021.  The four-day event is also undergoing a change in name and will be known as the Conference on Undergraduate Research & Engagement (CURE) moving forward. “This new title offers more clarity and simplifies logistics and...
NIU is proud to have a second cohort of faculty members completing the Association of College and University Educators’ (ACUE) certification on effective teaching practices. NIU launched a partnership with ACUE in summer 2020 to support innovative pedagogy, allowing NIU faculty a new opportunity to explore and implement research-based approaches to teaching designed to improve...
We know that getting a high-quality education is one of the best ways to improve one’s life by nearly every measure. Those with college degrees earn more money, have greater job security, volunteer more, donate more to charities and vote more regularly. However, policy makers, educators and families often struggle to make sense of the...
Assistant Professor Stanislav Baturin, Ph.D. has the rare opportunity to bridge the science of physics and engineering through a unique transdisciplinary faculty affiliation with NIU’s Department of Physics and Department of Electrical Engineering. Originally from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, he obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics, an M.S. and B.S. in quantum electrodynamics of atomic systems from St. Petersburg...
DREAM Action NIU and the Office for Undocumented Student Support will host the annual Undocumented Ally Training on Tuesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. This training is for NIU faculty, staff and those who wish to become allies to undocumented students. This training focuses on how to assist, support and welcome cultural and...
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