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April is national sexual assault awareness month and NIU is asking students to participate in the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Survey until Monday, April 30, 2018. “This is an important tool NIU uses for understanding and addressing our university with regard to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct,” said Acting President Lisa Freeman...
Chris McCord and Matt Streb
Chris McCord and Matt Streb will continue to serve and advance NIU’s Program Prioritization process in new roles. Over the course of the next year, as Program Prioritization enters the final review and implementation phase, McCord and Streb will monitor progress and facilitate collaboration on initiatives that cross-divisional lines, particularly those related to administrative programs....
Leaders from Northern Illinois University and Nankai University signed a historic agreement between the two institutions in Tianjin, China, NIU announced. The agreement forms Nankai-NIU International College (NNIC) and will provide an opportunity for top students throughout China to earn degrees from both Nankai and NIU. “Our focus is student career success in a global...
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The Student Engagement Fund, developed by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has extended the application deadline to Feb. 23. “We are so excited to launch this program and to work with an academic unit to encourage students to participate in research and student engagement,”...
A collaborative effort by two Northern Illinois University units is making funding available to undergraduates to participate in research and other student engagement projects. The Student Engagement Fund, developed by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will begin accepting proposals this week. Some funding is...
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NIU officials and partners will dig shovels into dirt at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, to commence construction of the new Stevens Building. The groundbreaking ceremony continues the long-awaited process to turn one of NIU’s most-dilapidated buildings into a modern learning and performing space for the Department of Anthropology and the School of Theatre and...
Paula Meyer
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently announced several administrative changes in the college, including a new director of communications. That post will be filled by Paula Meyer, currently a marketing communications coordinator at Indiana State University. Meyer was selected from a pool of more than 100 candidates. She has...
About 10 years ago, Nay Yan Oo was working toward a degree in computer science at the Government Computer College in Pathein, Myanmar. But he kept running into a major snafu – access to a computer. “I got a degree in computer science but didn’t get many chances to use the computer lab,” says the...
David Hedin and Laura Vazquez
One is a documentary filmmaker whose works have screened internationally, the other a physicist who has made his mark on some of the world’s most ambitious experiments. Their disciplines couldn’t seem more different. But what Laura Vazquez and David Hedin share is an uncommon drive, along with a passion for immersing students in their work...
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NIU this semester is launching a new Center for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education, aimed at strengthening the university’s support of science and mathematics education throughout the region. The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved center status for a duration of five years, after which it could become permanent. The center will be housed...
Zhili Xiao
Zhili Xiao, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of physics, has accepted an appointment as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Xiao is stepping into a role that was filled by Lesley Rigg, who is now serving as interim vice president for research and graduate studies. Xiao’s appointment begins in January and will...
Chris McCord vividly remembers the earnest questions that faculty had about research and their frank disclosures about program needs. “It mattered so desperately to them that I understand what their research questions were and that I give them an idea of how NIU could help them move forward,” he says. “I have never visited a...
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