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Hot months turn into cool experiences when young students take advantage of Northern Illinois University’s multitude of summer camp opportunities. Think you’re the next Spielberg? Try film camp. Prefer pen and notebook? NIU offers camps in creative writing and journalism. Want to tread the boards or act in movies? NIU has theatre arts camps, both...
Northern Illinois University sponsors a unique Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. It encourages faculty to engage undergraduates in one-to-one mentorships focused on faculty research, thus providing students with opportunities to work as collaborators in the search for new knowledge. NIU undergraduates who have conducted research under the watchful eyes of their professors had a chance to show off that...
DeKalb High School, NIU students chalk up success during initial semester of free tutoring Math proves most popular subject Add up the statistics collected during the first semester of Northern Illinois University-provided tutoring for DeKalb High School students, and the results are clear. More math tutors are needed next year. Of the 200 tutoring sessions...
folks at Fermi
Grab some popcorn: Students enrolled in this week’s Rural Health Careers Camp at Northern Illinois University are going to the movies, searching for clues in a medical mystery and competing in an “amazing race.” When the 50 campers from small towns across northern Illinois arrive Thursday, June 10, their first activity is to watch a...
"NIU Project Adrian"
Accountancy students at NIU started their class work Friday, March 26, by learning how to properly apply handcuffs to a suspected drug dealer. That is not a typical part of the curriculum, but this was not your typical accounting class. The demonstration was part of Project Adrian, a day-long event that allowed 80 students to...
Tammy Duckworth, 2010 recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from NIU
Northern Illinois University presented an honorary doctoral degree to L. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated Black Hawk helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds in Iraq cost her both of her legs and who now serves as a top ranking official in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vincent Cornelius (’89) received the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Law from the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, in recognition of his significant professional accomplishments and civic involvement. Cornelius opened his own general practice firm in 1994 and now has offices in Wheaton and Joliet, Illinois.  He began his legal career in...
Paul Carpenter
Paul Carpenter remembers well the desolation of the New Mexico desert at night, how his sore and swollen feet somehow managed to keep turning the pedals on his bicycle while the road’s shadows and his own tired mind played their own tricks. Enveloped by cold and darkness, and deprived of sleep, the chair of the...
“I’m really interested in learning what I can do to get people connected with their representatives in Washington.”
NIU President John Peters meets Friday afternoon with Illinois Valley Community College officials and Ottawa Mayor Robert Eschbach (far right). The group is look at plans for IVCC’s new satellite campus." align="left" />NIU and Illinois Valley Community College will begin in the fall of 2011 to offer a bachelor’s degree completion program for registered nurses who live and work nearby.
Jeff Compher and Kathi Bennett
Kathi Bennett, a veteran collegiate head coach who has guided three programs to eight NCAA Tournaments and five conference championships while posting a career winning percentage of .628, has been named head women’s basketball coach at Northern Illinois University. Bennett becomes the ninth head coach in program history. “I am thrilled to welcome Kathi Bennett...
Award Certificate
Four members of NIU’s Operating Staff have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Service Award for 2010. The recipients are Marcia Dick, a senior library specialist in the Reference Department of the University Libraries; Jennifer Gregory, office support specialist in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders; Lee Ann Henry, administrative assistant in University...