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Greta Chan attends CISLL’s Fall 2013 seminar series.
New to NIU’s list of graduate certificates this fall is the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. Incorporating courses from the colleges of Education, Health and Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences, the certificate offers a broad range of perspectives on language and literacy. Graduate students completing this...
Creative writing camps offer students time to explore their craft and get one-one-one feedback from instructors.
The Department of Anthropology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming at NIU have announced two summer camps for students in grades six through eight. NIU will be hosting the third-annual Creative Writing Day Camp from July 29 through Aug. 2. New this year to the campus is the Archeology Day Camp,...
Joanna Lambert always loved science and animals, but she hadn’t considered working in the sciences until she took her first anthropology course, Anthropology 101: Human Origins, at NIU. “I was hooked,” Lambert said. “Anthropology provided me with the ability to study all aspects of our world and allowed me to integrate my passion for the...
Stevens Building
After years of deterioration and a dubious two-decade reign atop NIU’s capital budget request list, the Stevens Building is drawing nearer to its long-awaited transformation. Construction will begin after Jan. 1, 2014, following an environmental survey planned for early in the fall and the letting of bids in October. First, though, the two departments that...
Carol Multack
When Carol Multack (B.A., English, 2012) decided to return to college, she was a bit apprehensive. “I’d not been in a classroom in over 20 years, and not only was I going to be twice the age of my classmates, I was behind on technology and feeling overwhelmed,” she said. “In the first two months...
SarahEmily Lekberg and Matthew Ropp
Two NIU students have won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to teach in Southeast Asia. SarahEmily Lekberg, an Indianapolis native who will earn her master’s degree from NIU in world music this summer, will begin a 10-month teaching assignment in August at a university in Vietnam. Matthew Ropp, a graduating senior from Oswego majoring in...
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A cell phone application proposed by a team of NIU students might someday make working and living in war-torn countries a little bit safer. The four-student team, operating under the name Vitalert, won the NIU College of Business’ second Social Innovation Competition. The class challenges teams of students to create a business plan for a...
COMS 309 Performance in Speech Communication course
Every year, Judy Santacaterina and Matt Swan conduct “mock interviews” with the students enrolled in COMS 309 Performance in Speech Communication course. “The objective here is to demonstrate to students how the public speaking and performance skills cross contexts,” Santacaterina said. “We were surprised at how many students had never experienced a formal interview.” Before...
Nabal Jefferson
Five members of Northern Illinois 2012 football senior class have earned membership in the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society from the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, marking the most Huskies ever named to the prestigious list in a single year. Northern Illinois seniors Alan Baxter (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove HS), Nabal Jefferson...
"Your Career" road sign
For many students, knowing the path from degree to career can be difficult. Today’s job market is challenging. Students in business or computer science might have a strong sense of what doors their degree can open for them. But for students in the humanities, those doors can be harder to see. A trio of recent...
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Johanna Hartelius and Jimmie Manning, faculty in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were honored April 13 at the Southern States Communication Association’s (SSCA) 83rd Annual Convention and Awards Banquet in Louisville, Ky. Hartelius, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, received the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award. The award...
Psychology student Christopher J. Budnick came to NIU because it was close to home. But he stayed for entirely different reasons. “Originally, I transferred to NIU out of convenience; it was near my hometown. I finished my B.A. in psychology, and then I chose to remain at Northern for my graduate degree because of the...
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