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Anne Britt, James Johnson and Joseph Scudder
Every professor, every teacher, practices their profession according to a well-honed, learned-on-the-job personal code. This year’s Presidential Teaching Professors – Anne Britt from the Department of Psychology, James Johnson from the Department of Finance and Joseph Scudder from the Department of Communication – are no exception, of course. “I am dedicated to teaching … in a...
Paul Kelter and Jon Miller
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) awarded a $140,000 yearly grant to Paul Kelter, professor of Elementary Education in the Department of Literacy Education, and Jon Miller, professor of Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences. Grant funds will support the project “Integrating Math and Science with Content, Pedagogy, and Technology (IMSCPT).” IMSCPT has...
Beverly W. Henry and Michael J. Kolb
Open forums are scheduled Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10, to interview the two candidates for the vacant general education coordinator position in the Office of the Provost. Candidates are Beverly W. Henry, an associate professor in the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, and Michael J. Kolb, a professor in the NIU...
The printed word was one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of mankind. Learning how the human mind translates the printed page into complex thoughts and ideas, however, has been an important point of research for only about 40 years. One of the leaders in that effort is NIU Professor of Psychology Joseph Magliano,...
Six students majoring in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) at Northern Illinois University spent spring break in the nation’s capital learning more about advocacy, nonprofit organizations and the political process. “The program was designed to provide students with real-world, practical experiences that reinforce what they learn in the classroom,” said Ben Bingle, program coordinator...
Heide Fehrenbach, Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and Reed Scherer
Northern Illinois University has named historian Heide Fehrenbach, chemist Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and geologist Reed Scherer as its 2012 Board of Trustees Professors – an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. The trio works in fields that seem far removed from each other. Fehrenbach illuminates...
Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois volleyball senior Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) is one of 58 student-athletes for the 2011 fall season to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The standout setter recently finished a noteworthy four-year career with the Huskie volleyball program. “What Kristin has accomplished at Northern Illinois is simply outstanding,” said Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president...
Taming Training Balance
“Taming Training Balance,” the traveling solo exhibition of the works of Siew Lian Lim, will be presented in DeKalb, Chicago, Aurora and St. Charles during the months of March, April and May. Lim is in her third year at NIU, where she is an MFA candidate in sculpture. In addition to her studio work, she...
NIU might not have been Kendle Fraley’s first choice, but this geology graduate student says coming to DeKalb gave him the opportunity to succeed. As his plans to attend the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut fell through, Fraley found himself uncertain about his future. He attended community college, where he cultivated an interest in the...
Center for Southeast Asian Studies 50th Anniversary logo
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) will present a photographic exploration of Islamic cultures across Southeast Asia in “Islamic Cultures in Reflection,” an exhibit opening at 4 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Holmes Student Center’s Gallery Lounge. The exhibit will kick off a series of  events over the next year planned to mark ...
NIU volleyball team celebrates
A Northern Illinois volleyball-record five Huskies received Academic All-Mid-American Conference recognition, the league announced Thursday. Seniors Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and Allison McGlaughlin (Morton, Ill./Morton) and sophomore Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) made the 18-person Academic All-MAC Team. Junior Mary Kurisch (La Crosse, Wis./West Salem) and sophomore Justine Schepler (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) received honorable mention status. “With...
Kaitylnn Carter, left, and Gary Timmins, right, meet SCUSA 63 banquet keynote speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Two University Honors students – Kaitlynn Carter (political science) and Gary Timmins (political science and psychology – served as NIU’s delegates to a prestigious undergraduate conference in early November. Carter and Timmins participated in the 63rd Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The purpose of the...
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