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For the second year in a row, NIU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been recognized by the national professional organization CSHEMA (Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association). The 2017 award recognized the department and the Office of Research Compliance, Integrity and Safety for developing a laboratory safety course. This year’s award honored chemistry...
Crime scene investigators might someday get help from technology being developed by a Northern Illinois University professor and initially tested on campus by his student researchers. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded a grant of more than $628,000 over two years to NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Oliver Hofstetter to support his efforts...
The NIU Chemistry Club invites the public to its spring 2018 Chemistry Demo Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The theme will be “Chem-Olympics,” in honor of the recent Winter Olympics, and the free event will feature chemistry with colorful reactions and effects. Doors...
The first NIU Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship Conference launched on Tuesday, March 6. Faculty and staff, and even a few students, from across campus had an opportunity to learn from one another, engage in important dialogue and discussion, and establish new collaborations. Over 150 people participated in the conference including several individuals from institutions...
Spending a week in Florida is an easy sell. Add in service projects such as building homes, helping seniors and receiving career advice, and it’s the perfect mix for a college spring break. For 25 years, NIU students have spent their break in Pensacola, FL, led by Jack King, director of student professional development for...
Professor Kurt Thurmaier knows first-hand that engagement benefits not only students, but also the public sector. That’s why his colleagues from the Department of Public Administration nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Learning through engagement with the subject in an active way is...
NIU faculty, staff and students excel at taking learning out of the classroom and into the northern Illinois region. To highlight and celebrate these high-impact practices, the university will host its first Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship Conference on Tuesday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for this first-ever conference is now...
Assistant Professor Allison Gladfelter provides her students with a healthy dose of engaged learning activities.  That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “Engaged learning stimulates interest, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity,”...
When it comes to engaged learning, Associate Professor Linda Saborio doesn’t only talk the talk—she walks the walk. That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Foreign Language and Literatures nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Saborio encourages her students to participate in engaged...
The Department of Political Science recently partnered with NIU’s Honors Program to provide students interested in earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years, guaranteed seats in the program. Students must complete all the requirements for the Political Science B.A. or B.S. degree programs (with an emphasis in politics and governance) as well as...
  Jeffrey Einboden, an NIU professor of English, was one of 71 scholars awarded a 2017 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The fellowship, among the most prestigious and competitive Humanities awards in the United States, funds an academic year of full-time research and writing. A specialist in early American literature, Islamic...
Assistant Professor, Ches Thurber, knows student engagement strengthens communities. That’s why his colleagues from the Department of Political Science nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “Engaged learning underscores that higher education is not simply about accumulating credits toward certification,” says Ches Thurber, assistant...
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