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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...
Photo of shovels at a groundbreaking
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...
Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.
The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall that evening. His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon and an entourage – Songphol Sukchan, the...
Christopher McCord and Catherine Raymond
Representatives from NIU will take part in a delegation of 10 U.S. universities that are traveling to Myanmar this week to learn more about the state of higher education in the country and to explore potential partnership opportunities. Catherine Raymond, director of the Center for Burma Studies, and Christopher McCord, dean of the College of...
Photo illustration of climbing the career ladder
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected 11 recipients for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. After the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards became an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord will present the awards Friday, Oct. 12,...
Photo of a trophy
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is honoring 11 people with Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Awards. Dean Christopher McCord and Provost Raymond Alden will present the awards during an Oct. 14 reception, dinner and awards program at the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. The annual awards were established during the college’s 50th anniversary year in...
Fifteen Indonesian doctoral students from three universities in Sulawesi, who came to NIU in fall 2010 as part of an exchange program funded by the Indonesia Department of Education, visited Chicago and several other U.S. cities before returning to Indonesia. (CSEAS file photo)
NIU is front and center in the current push by the U.S. and Indonesian governments, announced in 2010 by President Barack Obama, to strengthen higher education in Indonesia through educational exchanges and university partnerships. The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Division of International Programs have been taking the lead in leveraging NIU’s...
Photo of graduation cap, diploma and book
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences held its first Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Awards dinner Friday, Oct. 15, in Altgeld Auditorium. Eleven honorees were selected from the many nominations submitted by fellow faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Eight of the honorees attended. President John Peters congratulated the honorees and addressed the...
The national press daily carries articles about how few women in the United States choose careers in science, engineering or math. Educators worry about how to keep girls and young women from dropping out of these fields. But what is it like to be a female professor in one of these disciplines, and in particular, what factors...