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The Administrative Professionals Advisory Council presented the 2019 Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence to Nina Slack, an office manager in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences (GEOL). Slack has worked in various administrative positions for 21.5 years for the department. The annual award is given to an administrative professional at NIU who demonstrates continued commitment to...
The NIU experience not only transforms students but many NIU staff as well. That certainly rings true for Renee Page of NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. When reflecting back on her 24 years at NIU, Page has been most significantly transformed through the relationships she’s developed during her time at NIU. “I’ve found many wonderful friends...
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its annual Chemistry Demo Night held on Friday, April 12, in Faraday Hall 143, located directly behind LaTourette Hall on Normal Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 6:30 p.m.   This year’s theme is “The Wizarding World of Chemistry,” with the demo featuring Harry Potter-themed experiments. Free and suitable for all ages, it will consist of spells and scenes from...
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, has named 62 new Fellows, including NIU physics professor Swapan Chattopadhyay. Chattopadhyay was one of only four newly named Corresponding Fellows, a title reserved for those “who have attained high international standing in any subject within the Society’s disciplinary domains and are not normally resident in the U.K.”...
When reflecting on his life, Gil Ankenbauer (B.S. ’73, M.S. ’75) identifies his time at NIU as transformational in more ways than one. NIU is where he studied under Dr. Samuel S. Goldich and developed his passion for geology. It’s where he made and deepened friendships that would follow him through his long and successful...
It’s a scholarship opportunity that almost sounds too good to be true, but this is the real deal for high achieving, low-income NIU students who will be juniors this coming fall and are majoring in one of six STEM fields within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. NIU is encouraging those students to apply...
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is “Turning Fellows into Faculty,” with a third annual conference drawing at least 56 doctoral students of color to campus this weekend. The Preparing Future Faculty Conference will offer the recipients of the state’s Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellowship (DFI) information about the professoriate as a...
While most people are sleeping, Cora Dyslin, ’17, is working in the dark in the middle of the night with mice at San Diego Zoo Global. This isn’t your average mouse, but rather the Pacific pocket mouse, an endangered species native to California. The mouse, believed to be extinct in the 1980s, was rediscovered in...
Register now for “Treinta y tres,” an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, Nov. 2, that will feature of research of three NIU faculty members. According to Christina Abreu, director of the Center for Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, the conference name – Treinta y tres – calls attention to, the diversity of experiences and...
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the next NIU STEM Café will bring together experts in a variety of fields for a lively discussion about dead bodies and body parts. Hear how scientific quests for knowledge led to grave robbing and even murder right here in DeKalb County in the 19th century....
After working in public relations for three decades telling other people’s stories, NIU alumna Rita Dragonette is telling her own and will mark the occasion with a series of events at her alma mater. Dragonette chronicles her own experiences as a college student during the Vietnam War era in her first book, titled “The Fourteenth...
The list, as always, is impressive. A visual artist who combines traditional and digital techniques. A chemist from Moscow with interest in the promise of functional organic materials to replace traditionally used materials with cheaper and better-performing new ones. A veteran teacher-educator who plans to make NIU into the best teacher-training program in the country....
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