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Tag: College of Health and Human Sciences
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Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making differences locally are poised to create a broader impact across the country and...
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Artistry requires research, and a great deal of research also requires more than a little artistry. To that end, University Honors has developed a unique approach to integrating artistry with research by funding six new entry-level projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Six students will work with several different NIU faculty members to develop their...
Tertia “Abby” Jeppson
For nine hours every Saturday and 11 hours every Sunday, Tertia “Abby” Jeppson works a cash register at the local Menards store in her hometown of LaSalle-Peru. When she sometimes hears her name on the loudspeaker, the NIU senior usually has a good idea why: One of her colleagues is trying to help a customer...
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As the deadly Ebola virus races through West Africa, its grip on the collective United States attention is reaching a fever pitch. President Obama speaks almost daily on the outbreak, proclaiming it a “top national security priority” Oct. 6 and calling the next day for ramped-up airport screening procedures. Journalists staged across Dallas to report...
Deborah Becker
Deborah Becker, a certified rehabilitation counselor and associate professor at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, will visit NIU Friday, Oct. 24, to deliver an AHCD Graduate Colloquium Seminar. “A Working Life for People with Serious Mental Illness,” which is free and open to the public, begins at 2:10 p.m. in the Wirtz Hall auditorium (Room...
Blackboard
NIU’s faculty and staff are again at the forefront of educational innovation, this time receiving Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award recipients from NIU include Greg Long and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for the Perspectives on...
Barbara Cuppett
NIU’s Couple and Family Therapy Clinic (CFTC) will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at its location in the north wing of Wirtz Hall. Formerly known as the Family Therapy Clinic, the CFTC provides mental health treatment for people experiencing difficulties whether they are dealing with very ordinary troubles,...
Dor Amir
Four NIU tennis players – Nelle Youel, Dor Amir, Simon Formont and Frederic Cadieux – have been named to the Mid-American Conference all-academic teams. The hat trick for the men came after a successful season which saw the squad crowned regular season champions. “I’m really happy for these guys,” head coach Patrick Fisher said. “It’s...
Timothy Kosiba
Timothy Kosiba, a physical therapy student in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, has been selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship. The year-long service learning program empowers health professions graduate students to design and implement projects that help address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities. Named in honor of famed humanitarian and...
Senior Kim Gotlund (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township HS) and juniors Kelly Nortz (Bay Village, Ohio/Magnificat HS) and Amanda Stepp (Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer East HS) of the 2014 Northern Illinois University women’s gymnastics team have been named to the Academic All Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Monday. Gotlund, a three-time All-MAC gymnast, was named to the...
David Stone
David Stone, associate vice president for research at NIU, has been selected 31 emerging college and university leaders for the 2014-15 class of the American Council on Education’s ACE Fellows Program. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program – the longest running leadership development program in the United States – focuses on identifying and preparing...
Matt Krempel
Northern Illinois University offensive lineman Matt Krempel, who finished his Huskie career in 2013 with a 3.43 grade point average, has earned membership in the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s Hampshire Honor Society for 2014, the organization announced today. Krempel is one of nine Mid-American Conference student-athletes named to the 2014 Hampshire...
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