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A photo of wrapped Christmas presents
Last year, NIU students brightened the holidays for a group of adolescents who often goes forgotten during the season of giving. The students, who were enrolled in group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system as part of an engaged-learning project. Students...
Linda Burton
Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University, will present a talk titled “Childhood Adultification: A Matter of Risk and Resilience” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Light refreshments will be available starting at 3:30 p.m. Burton’s research integrates ethnographic and demographic...
Book cover of "The Fault in Our Stars"
Local teens are invited to read “The Fault in Our Stars” by wildly popular author John Green and then come together for the STEM Teen Read book discussion, scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Graham Hall 223. Experts from NIU and the community will join the teen readers to discuss the science behind the fiction in one...
Kirk Mango
On a Friday evening a couple weeks ago, my wife and I were out for a leisurely dinner at a popular Italian restaurant near where we live. We were sitting at the back of the restaurant by a window at a table for two; love those two-person tables. The restaurant was crowded but the ambiance...
Lee Shumow
Video provides a unique opportunity for creating shared experiences for students to reflect upon and discuss in the classroom. So says Lee Shumow, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Shumow will present “Through the Lens of Experience: Using Video to Help Young Professionals Develop,”...
Alfred W. Tatum
Alfred W. Tatum, an NIU alum and former professor in the Department of Literacy Education, will return Tuesday, Sept. 27, as the featured speaker in the College of Education’s Fall 2011 Community Learning Series. Tatum, who now teaches in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), will speak...
Jennifer Schmidt and Lee Shumow
As high school science teachers return to their classrooms to begin a new school year, scholars from NIU are urging them to talk more to girls. Otherwise, the College of Education researchers warn, the United States will struggle to meet its scientific and technological ambitions for the future. Science teachers spend 39 percent more class...
Photo of boy learning to read
The 2011 spring seminar series of NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will cover topics related to language development and transitions to literacy. Transitions in language and literacy development reflect a general theme of research that cuts across multiple CISLL affiliates. This seminar topic was chosen in hopes that it would give...
"Brent E. Wholeben"
Brent E. Wholeben NIU’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies, an arm of the College of Education, has won the largest contract in its 22-year history. Following a national bidding competition, administrators of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) will pay $800,000 to REPS over four years in return for external evaluation of some...