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LaVerne Gyant
For much of her career at Northern Illinois University, LaVerne Gyant has adeptly juggled two very important roles; one a highly respected faculty member in the College of Education and the other as director of NIU’s Center for Black Studies. After 17 years in her leadership role at the center, Gyant has decided to take...
Going to class matters! One of the most important predictors of success at college is class attendance. Students who attend class regularly have a stronger tie to successful academic performance than scores on standardized admissions tests, high school GPA, study habits and study skills. In its second year, Attendance Matters is a campus initiative designed...
Book cover of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson
“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson has been selected as NIU’s Common Reader for 2015-2017. Copies of the book, which was recommended by a team of faculty, staff and undergraduate students from a group of approximately 15 titles, will be available to check out from First- and Second-Year Experience (Altgeld Hall...
Eboo Patel
In an era of global religious conflict, the United State is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout nation in the West. Will faith be a barrier of division or a bridge of cooperation? Eboo Patel, author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2015 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Oct. 27, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 215. Electronic submissions are preferred via email to [email protected] Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member...
Students learn about Canadian Health Care and tour the Hotel Dieu Hospital Museum.
NIU honors students got a summer taste of French Canada during the “Discovering Montreal” short-term study abroad program. Along the way, they: learned about Montreal’s film, video game and entertainment industries; visited La Cinematheque Quebecoise and the Moment Factory, designers of the Madonna Super Bowl half-time entertainment; explored unique features of Canada’s Medicare system; and...
Melissa Dawson
Melissa Dawson, an educator and administrator for the past 29 years who has guided student-athletes to academic success at Tulsa, Iowa, South Carolina and Kentucky, will join Northern Illinois University as the senior associate athletics director and director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (S.A.A.S.S.) Sean T. Frazier, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics,...
TRiO logo
NIU will host “Operation Graduation” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, to celebrate National TRiO Day. Sponsored by Student Support Services, workshops will be held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Topics include: Social Media: Creating Your Own Brand College Readiness: Survival, Planning and Study Skills Graduate School...
Brenda McCoy
NIU Vice Provost Anne Birberick invites faculty and staff to an upcoming workshop on Next Generation Course Redesign, also known as NextGen, presented by Brenda McCoy of the University of North Texas. McCoy, welcomed back to the campus at the request of the faculty, will share her successful model for transforming large lecture classes into...
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is flanked by NIU’s Anne Birberick and Jerry Montagat the Scaling Up conference in Bloomington, Ill.
Two best practices modeled by Northern Illinois University were part of the “College Completion Playbook”  unveiled by Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon during the two-day Scaling Up: Effective Practices in Higher Education conference in Bloomington, Ill. Building on her efforts to reduce costs and boost graduation rates at Illinois universities and community colleges, Simon’s guide collects the...
Eboo Patel
Want to learn how the NIU community can come together on the common ground of service to make a difference? Eboo Patel, author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation,” will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2014 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Oct. 21, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220B. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member to prepare materials in accordance with the published...
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