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Sherrill Morris and Christopher Parker
The two candidates who are interviewing for the position of associate vice provost for academic outcomes assessment at NIU will hold open forums Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, for the campus community. Sherrill Morris will talk and take questions from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, in Altgeld Hall 203. Chris Parker...
Photo of a four-leaf clover
From Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow and Chief O’Neill’s music to Michael Flatley and mayoral politics, Chicago has a central place in the history of Irish America. Chicago welcomed a very different type of Irish event from April 10 through April 13, as Northern Illinois and DePaul universities co-hosted the international meeting of the American Conference for...
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Sarah Bexell is one of very few American conservationist researchers who have had the opportunity to work on panda conservation in China at the Chengdu Panda Base. This honor is by invitation only from the Chinese government and is reserved for exceptional candidates who stand out in their fields. Bexell is just that: an exceptional...
Meredith Wood strikes gold during a storm chasing trip in Campo, Colo.
Meredith Wood never thought about pursuing a science degree because she was not confident in her mathematics skills. After taking a meteorology class at the College of DuPage (COD) and going on a storm-chasing trip, however, she was hooked. “I was fortunate enough to see many supercell storms and tornadoes. It was absolutely unreal,” Wood...
Heather Jurs
As the recipient of the Richard E. Dahlberg and Elizabeth J. Schwantes scholarships, Heather Jurs knows full well the impact a scholarship can have on a student’s experience. “These scholarships have made a huge difference in my education,” says Jurs, a senior geography major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “They have allowed me...
Dan Gebo
In the laboratory of Dan Gebo, you’ll find the tools of his trade on display, including the skeletons of lemurs, chimpanzees, gorillas and humans that help him explain the process of evolution to students. But it’s the smallest treasures in his collection that most intrigue the NIU anthropology professor. Stored away like precious gems are...
Zhili Xiao
Throughout his career, professor Zhili Xiao has been a force in physics, pioneering uncharted territory in the research fields of superconductivity and nanoscience. And, since he arrived at NIU in 2004, the force has been with more than a few bright NIU physics students, who have come along for the ride and are now forging...
Cathy Doederlein
Cathy Doederlein, internship coordinator for the humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spent a lot of time on campus growing up: “I definitely consider myself a kid of the university,” she says. Both of her parents, Sue and Arthur Doederlein, came to the area in 1969. Since then, the Doederlein name has...
Photo of a woman in glasses next to a eye chart
Eyes get old, just like other parts of the body, but people can take steps to preserve vision. “Eventually, we all develop cataracts,” says James Dillon, an NIU expert on eyes. At the next STEM Café, Dillon will speak on how the eye changes with age and what people can do to slow the deterioration...
Tomis Kapitan
When one considers what the practice of philosophy involves, one thing that springs to mind is its employment of the Socratic method of instruction, so brilliantly illustrated in Plato’s dialogues. Many people have a rudimentary notion that this method is intended to enhance understanding through dialogue. A more complete description recognizes that the Socratic method...
Mike Mascitti
Seniors Mike Mascitti (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and Pat Sloan (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team were named to the Academic All-MAC Team. Sophomores Paul Hogan (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North), Jayson LeSeth (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) and Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) each earned honorable mention recognition the...
“Celebrating Global NIU” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins today (Nov. 12) and runs through Friday. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs. NIU is...
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