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The SAT, a three-hour test, measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time, and skills they need to be successful academically. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others — class rank, high school grade point average, extracurricular activities, personal essay and teacher recommendations — of a student’s...
On Thursday, Sept. 28, Travel with the Professor will depart from the Holmes Student Center east side at noon and travel to the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, after which we will travel to downtown Chicago to visit the new American Writers Museum. It will truly be a day to celebrate great American writers. Travelers...
Effective with the 2017-18 academic catalog, two units within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will change their names to better reflect their areas of study. The Department of Geography will become the Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences. Only the department name is changing, the degree names and course prefixes for geography and...
              UPDATE:  While the NIU Travel with the Professor bus trip is sold out, individual tickets for the evening with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have not yet gone on sale and will be available direct from Roosevelt University for those who are interested in attending on their own....
Two WNIJ reporters have collected a total of three first-place awards in the annual Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters competition for 2016. The awards were presented Saturday, April 22, at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association (INBA) gathering in Urbana. There were 12 award categories in each division, and WNIJ News won three of them in the...
National Nutrition Month has ended, but NIU professors, students and alumni continue to work to understand and address food insecurity through their research at home and abroad. One of those NIU community members is Courtney Gallaher, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality....
Special guest Dr. Ernest Freeberg will present “Eugene V. Debs and the Fight for Free Speech in World War I” from 6-7 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 315 on Monday, April 24, and is presented by the NIU Department of History. Freeberg is professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee...
When NIU alumna Rita Dragonette embarked on her professional career, she was armed with the valuable and powerful soft skills developed through a liberal arts education — strong communication, critical thinking, writing and creativity. After early stints in entry-level publishing jobs, she quickly excelled, becoming a mover and a shaker in the public relations world...
Anne Hanley, associate professor of history and interim director of the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD), has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award to continue her research on how the first census and the adoption of the metric system affected Brazil’s economy. “This project opens an investigation into...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites the NIU community to participate in an upcoming CLAS Research Forum event, “Brexit, Nationalism and Extremism: The Future of the European Union.” The event is scheduled for Monday, April 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Cole Hall Auditorium. Faculty panelists include Sean Farrell (History), Kathleen Renk...
The Department of English and the First-Year Composition Program will present the 10th annual Showcase of Student Writing from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. Students in First-Year Composition classes will present and pitch their communiversity-based research projects to the public and their peers. Awards will be presented to...
Jobs PLUS hits the road Thursday, March 30, with an event that will include the 2017 Community Expo hosted by the DeKalb and Sycamore Chambers of Commerce. The Jobs PLUS event, “Starting Conversations with People You Don’t Know,” will provide students with the opportunity to practice interacting with professionals in a networking setting. The event is...
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