Share Tweet Share Email
Tag: Black Studies minor
Gena Flynn
Gena Flynn, the new director of NIU’s Center for Black Studies, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience to her new job directing the center’s efforts to promote excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, scholarship, artistry, outreach and service. Flynn, who will assume her new role July 1, has spent most of her career...
Center for Black Studies
Open forums begins Tuesday, May 3, for the five finalists for the directorship of the NIU Center for Black Studies. Established in 1971, the Center for Black Studies supports the mission of the university to promote excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, artistry and outreach and service. It operates under the leadership of...
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...
African Student Alliance logo
After three decades as the NIU African Student Association, the organization has changed its name to the African Student Alliance. “I changed the name to ‘Alliance’ because I believe that it is a better fit for the organization,” said ASA President Yannick Koua, a CLCE major with a minor in black studies. “ ‘Association’ made...
Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez, a Mexican-American student at NIU and a Golden Apple Scholar, is an advocate for attaining awareness about one’s history. That includes one’s familial and cultural roots: People who gain a greater understanding of themselves can better “come together and create positive change,” he says. Lopez also sees a place for himself and others...
NIU Center for Black Studies
Since it was created four decades ago, the Center for Black Studies has woven itself tightly into NIU’s fabric. It started as a place where students and faculty can develop courses for the new minor, Black Studies. It also was a place for students and faculty to discuss issues that were going on both on-...