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As part of a new initiative to support innovative pedagogy, 31 faculty members at NIU are participating in an Association of College and University Educators’ (ACUE) course on effective teaching. NIU’s participation in this program was fostered through a partnership between NIU’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL),  Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI)...
Generations of politically engaged students have had their voices heard on NIU’s campus. From the Civil Rights Movement to the Vietnam War to every pivotal event in history, Huskies have responded in passionate and meaningful ways throughout the years. As the 2020 presidential election fast approaches and in celebration of NIU’s 125th anniversary, an upcoming...
DeAnna Harris-McKoy, NIU associate professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named director of NIU’s Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy program. She replaces J. Mark Killmer who retired Sept. 1. Harris-McKoy is a licensed marriage and family therapist, researcher and social justice advocate with over a decade of clinical experience. Her...
Chris Gomes and Leandra Cacciatore Chris Gomes submitted his edTPA Feb. 23, two months before the Illinois State Board of Education decided this spring to waive that requirement for COVID-19. Passage of the edTPA, which measures a teacher-candidate’s competence in planning, instruction and assessment, is usually necessary to obtain licensure in Illinois and several other states. For that reason, Gomes...
Members of AFSCME Local 1890 recently made a gift of $750 to the Student Emergency Fund. The gift was made in honor of the university’s 125th anniversary and represents roughly $1.25 from each of the union’s more than 600 members. The chapter represents all clerical and paraprofessional staff at NIU. Originally, the leadership of the...
On Sept. 21, 2020, the University Libraries will host the presentation Challenges of Communiversity Organizing from 6-7 p.m. on Adobe Connect. Mark Schuller, a professor of anthropology and nonprofit and NGO studies at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti, will discuss how faculty within the public university come into contact...
Protecting the Pack is about protecting ourselves, protecting each other and protecting our community. Do your part by attending one of NIU’s Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinics taking place Sept. 24 and Oct. 14 at the Holmes Student Center. Every Huskie is expected to take very simple, responsible measures to keep one another safe. Getting a flu vaccine...
Space is available for the Sept. 23 Nonprofit and NGO Studies’ research speaker series program. “Nonprofits: Paving the Path Forward”  will take place on Zoom from 9-10:30 a.m. In light of COVID-19, the nonprofit sector has continued to thrive to meet the increased needs of those we serve while dealing with the complex reality that...
With the Nov. 3 presidential election just around the corner this fall, NIU has received a glowing review of its ongoing Huskies Vote effort to promote civic awareness among students, increase political participation and instill the value of lifelong voter participation. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national non-partisan initiative, categorized NIU’s action plan...
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