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Jordon Mitzelfelt
What does it mean to graduate with honors? Sure, you get a special sash to wear at commencement and an impressive line on your resume
Evan Wittke
It all began with an email from the Huskie Research Rookies program. It was an invitation that changed biology major Evan Wittke’s first-year experience as a Huskie into something extraordinary – not only for him, but perhaps someday, for the world. For Wittke, the title “Research Rookie” meant he could join biology professor Barrie Bode...
Allie Parthie and Kelsie Passolt
Northern Illinois University women’s golfers Kelsie Passolt and Allie Parthie were selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday. “Kelsie and Allie both did a great job of balancing high-level performance on the course with academic success,” said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. “Sheer desire doesn’t work alone as they put...
Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan
A team of researchers that included two Northern Illinois University scientists has used vitamin K2 to successfully undo the effect of one of the genetic defects that leads to Parkinson’s disease. The research study, conducted on fruit flies, is published in the latest edition of the prestigious journal Science on its Science Express website (see abstract)....
Paul Kelter and Jon Miller
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) awarded a $140,000 yearly grant to Paul Kelter, professor of Elementary Education in the Department of Literacy Education, and Jon Miller, professor of Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences. Grant funds will support the project “Integrating Math and Science with Content, Pedagogy, and Technology (IMSCPT).” IMSCPT has...
Illustration of a smilodon with elephants
It’s safe to say NIU biological sciences professor Virginia Naples has a fascination with cats. She keeps two tabbies at her Hampshire, Ill., home. She also has focused her research on cats that were anything but cute and cuddly—the prehistoric saber-tooths. Naples and two colleagues—Larry Martin of the University of Kansas and fossil hunter John...
Recycling symbol in green grass
The NIU community is invited Tuesday, Oct. 20, to a free webcast focusing on campus environmental sustainability. To mark the eighth annual “Campus Sustainability Day,” the Society for College and University Planning and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium are co-sponsoring a webcast titled “Empowering a low carbon movement at your campus: strategies and tools...
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