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Willie J. Kimmons
As thousands of NIU alumni return to campus this weekend for Homecoming, it is unlikely any will bring and voice the positive messages of two-time alum Willie J. Kimmons. Young people! Study hard! Stay in school! Say no to drugs! Say no to sex! Say no to strangers! Aim high! Think big! You can be anything...
From left: Jason Goode, Missy Lugo, Amy Horn and Juliane Such
NIU’s Office of Student Academic Success has welcomed four new members to its team. These individuals will serve the university community as student success specialists in four of the colleges on campus: Jason Goode, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, completed his undergraduate and graduate degree at NIU. Jason worked on campus and taught COMS 100 as...
Lauren Wicinski
Gina (Graf) Wicinski, a Huskie standout on the volleyball court from 1983 to 1986, is among the team’s all-time statistical leaders in one category after the next. But there’s a player on the court this fall who many suspect will eclipse those marks and rewrite the record book. Wicinski couldn’t be more thrilled—and proud. That’s...
David Shernoff
As students settle in for their annual autumn return to classrooms, the eternal challenge for teachers is to cultivate the most effective learning environment possible. Laurence McMillin knew this. McMillin taught English at the private Webb School in Claremont, Calif., where he assigned “Oedipus Rex,” “Faust,” “Don Quixote” and other provocative fiction as well as...
A photographer from the New York Times Magazine came to campus last month to shoot pictures of some of the artifacts found in the NIU College of Education‘s Blackwell History of Education Museum. Editors at the magazine spotted the artifacts on the Blackwell website and asked Richard Casey, director of the college’s Learning Center, to ship...
Photo of mother reading to young daughter
NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will host a fall seminar series that begins Monday, Sept. 27. CISLL is an interdisciplinary center for the study of lifespan language and literacy across diverse populations and contexts. Center affiliates engage in basic and applied research in language and literacy, develop and apply...
Willie J. Kimmons
NIU College of Education alum Willie J. Kimmons will return to campus Monday, Sept. 27, for a 3 p.m. speech in Altgeld Hall Room 315. Kimmons is the inaugural speaker in the college’s Community Learning Series, presented in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association. He will speak on “The Importance of a Quality Education: Life and...
It’s a new day – make that an “NIU” day – in the College of Education. Why? Because LaVonne I. Neal, who in high school set a U.S. record in the 80-meter hurdles, has hit the ground running – and she’s running fast. Dean since July 1, Neal kicked off the college’s All-College Retreat, peppering...
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
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