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One of the youngest programs in the country, NIU’s undergraduate mock trial program started in 2012 and is already earning a national reputation, recently hosting a tournament on campus that drew teams from across the United States. Last month, NIU’s Political Science Department and the Law School hosted 22 teams from across the country who...
When students show up to their Introductory geology class, they likely are expecting a typical lecture format, but Nicole LaDue, assistant professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, has something else in store. With the help of her graduate student, Zo Kreager, the duo is transforming the way Introductory Geology is taught at NIU. Instead of...
Bill Cassidy, associate professor in the Department of Communication, has been awarded a Kappa Tau Alpha Chapter Adviser Research Grant of $500. Cassidy will use the grant to continue his study of the coverage of gay and lesbian athletes in sports journalism, including how coverage has evolved in the eight years between the coming-out announcements...
With the implementation of two patents to improve the computer industry, Hemanth Rama (M.S., 2005) is part of his company’s driving force in Silicon Valley. Rama and his team of inventors at BMC Software Inc. in Santa Clara, CA, have demonstrated why the mainframe computer is still a critical technology in the business world and...
Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently honored 11 recipients for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category.   Following the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards were established as an annual event. To date, the college has...
History Professor Taylor Atkins has a new book out that sheds light on the origins and development of mass-produced, marketed and consumed popular culture in Japan. Atkins will deliver a talk on the book, A History of Popular Culture in Japan From the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Bloomsbury Academic), during a reception from 2:30 –...
The following faculty and staff profile is one in a series of stories that will appear in NIU Today highlighting employees who support students through the NIU Foundation. The NIU Foundation invites all faculty and staff to come together with the entire Huskie family to support student scholarships by making a gift on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28. ...
NIU chemistry professor Narayan Hosmane has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award, which is given to non-resident natives of India for outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the “Flag of India high.” Hosmane received the award this fall during the Global Indian Summit at the House of Lords in London. The award is...
A production nearly seven years in the making finally has its opening night in sight. The Stevens Building is NIU’s home to the School of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Anthropology. The renovation project that was first approved for state funding in 2010 has taken a rather circuitous route. State budget-related shutdowns of...
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores heavily influence your ability to get into the graduate school of your choice. To prepare future students, Mark Mattson (M.A., Northern Illinois University), will guide you through a review of verbal reasoning, analytical writing and mathematical skills in preparation for the GRE. The fee for this program includes instruction, comprehensive...
The NIU Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) announces its fall 2017 study groups. The fall term starts on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and ends on Thursday, Nov. 2. The LLI is a member-directed group of retirement-age people who seek new learning experiences. Members, regardless of their education, enjoy continuing to learn in an informal, flexible and noncompetitive...
The NIU ACT Test Prep program promotes individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the ACT exam. The program covers English, math, reading and science reasoning. Fall ACT Test Prep dates are: Pre-test – Sunday, Oct. 15 English – Sunday, Oct. 22 Reading and Science Reasoning –...
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