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Generous hearts often want to make the holidays magical for needy children, but for the third consecutive year, NIU students are brightening the season for a group that often goes forgotten: adolescents in foster care. As part of an engaged-learning project in two group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, the NIU...
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Three Northern Illinois University alums are among the five winners of the Golden Apple Award this year for making a difference in the community through excellence in teaching. The Golden Apple Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. The winners are...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU student Michelle Romero
Gov. Pat Quinn was on the Northern Illinois University campus Thursday, promoting a plan to double funding for the state’s Monetary Award Program, which provides college tuition grants to students in need. “If we don’t invest in these young men and women, we lose out. It’s an investment that pays off for a lifetime,” said...
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...
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NIU President Doug Baker and College of Law student Irakere Picon are among the speakers Wednesday, Oct. 16, during a panel discussion in support of common sense immigration reform. Hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, NIU alum and Illinois State Rep. Joe Sosnowski and NIU, the forum is designed to foster a solutions-oriented conversation...
How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
Communication professor David Henningsen drops off gifts for foster children at the Lutheran Child and Family Services office in Belvidere.
NIU students are brightening the holidays for a group of adolescents who often go forgotten during the season of giving. As part of an engaged-learning project in two group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, the NIU students collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system. Young people ages...