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Associate Professor Andrea Radasanu, a specialist of political philosophy, knows student engagement leads to productive citizenship. That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Political Science nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. A recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Radasanu says, “Learning...
Associate Professor Mahesh Subramony is all business when it comes to student engagement. That’s why his colleagues from the College of Business’ Department of Management nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “Engaged learning allows students to fully participate in their education process. When...
Professor Gregory Beyer understands the importance of engaged learning. That’s why his colleagues from the School of Music nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “The opportunity to provide young, intelligent, talented students in ongoing research, scholarship and creativity is incredibly powerful,”...
Clinical Assistant Professor Colleen Boraca  understands the importance of engaged learning. That’s why her colleagues from the College of Law nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Boraca says engaged learning is important because it fosters student investment. “This investment inspires them to...
Associate Professor Alicia Schatteman, from the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and the Department of Public Administration, knows the importance of engaged learning. Schatteman says engaged learning “creates a more interesting classroom experience by allowing me to link my research to teaching in a very tangible way while also actively engaging students.” She noted...
NIU is more than familiar with the amazing stories students tell about their engaged learning experiences with faculty. The ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase are planned for Wednesday, April 18. However, this spring will introduce a new event that uncovers and recognizes the faculty perspective of...
A research publication on the discovery of “rewritable magnetic charge ice,” co-authored by NIU physicist Zhili Xiao, made the list of the top 2017 stories from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. The research conducted at Argonne National Laboratory was cited among the DOE’s top five research highlights—summaries of published journal articles...
Those moments that induce awe and possibly even guide and shape the rest of one’s life are more than just a curiosity for NIU alum Elliott Ihm. He’s making a name for himself as a researcher of such phenomenon and recently was invited to give his first talk on this innovative area research he’s now...
NIU foreign language students recently gained exposure to a professional audience during the annual conference for the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Sixteen NIU students were honored and recognized at a luncheon, and then received partial scholarships to attend the conference, which this year was...
Professor Valerie Garver has been elected to serve on the council of the Medieval Academy of America. The Medieval Academy of America is the largest organization in the world promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies, representing more than 3,500 medievalists in North America and worldwide. It was founded in 1925 and is based in...
John Burns During NIU Foundation’s annual gala, Red and Black, this month, a $1 million gift from John Burns (’88) and his wife, Denise Burns, of River Forest, IL, was part of the celebration. The money is earmarked for the Angel Touch program, which benefits NIU students who are in good academic standing but are...
  Associate Professor Eric Jones, from the Department of History of History and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2017 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during the annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week is sponsored by the Division of...
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