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Higher education professional Ronald Smith, most recently of Oakton Community College in Skokie, has been named as NIU’s new director of community college partnerships, effective Jan. 17. Smith, who holds a master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Phoenix, served for the past two years as Oakton’s senior manager of workforce development...
All are welcome to attend the Holiday Open House hosted by the McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program on Friday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CHANCE Lobby in Williston Hall East. Celebrate the season with sweet treats, good eats and music. We ask that you please bring a dish to share....
Traditional views of education assume that reason should reign over emotion and that the classroom should be a quiet, dispassionate space where students and instructors impartially engage with facts, figures and theories. However, the field of education is beginning to awaken to the power of emotions to capture attention, mobilize efforts and enhance memory. In...
History Professor Trude Jacobsen has a new book out that sheds light on sex trafficking, family, debt and labor in Southeast Asia Jacobsen will deliver a talk on the book, Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia: A History of Desire, Duty, and Debt (Routledge), at a reception held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, in...
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 10, NIU will host three candidates for the position of director of Community College Partnerships. The campus community is invited to attend an open forum for each candidate to learn more about their qualifications for the position and to provide feedback to the search committee on their candidacies. This position is responsible...
The McKearn Fellows Program will soon begin accepting applications for the 2017-2020 cohort. This program provides an unparalleled educational experience by creating coursework and an activity plan that feeds intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit and supports future career plans. Students are able to explore research, artistry, leadership, and civic, social and global engagement in their selected field...
NIU students in a lab
Northern Illinois University has received reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years, the maximum period possible. The HLC is a regional agency that accredits degree granting institutions located in the 19-state north-central region of the United States. Its role is to validate the quality of an institution across multiple criteria related to...
An NIU Honors student uses the library computer.
The divisions of Academic Affairs, and Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development are combining resources to coordinate the university’s online course and program development, as well as to support student success in online-delivered programming. Meryl Sussman, recently appointed Assistant Vice President for Outreach Adult and Non-Credit Programming, will establish a new office which will draw on...
Michael Kolb and Joel Stafstrom
Open forums are scheduled Tuesday, May 13, for the two candidates vying for the position of associate vice provost for academic affairs. Michael Kolb will talk and take questions from 10:35 to 11:15 a.m. Joel Stafstrom will talk and take questions from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Both forums take place in Room 406 of the...