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Deborah Pierce
NIU’s Division of International Affairs will host a retirement reception Tuesday, April 28, for Associate Vice President Deborah Pierce. The event takes place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Remarks begin at 3:30 p.m. Pierce, who will retire Thursday, April 30, has had a long...
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s 2015 SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Pat Anderson, director of Alumni Relations; Ben Bingle, specialist/outreach coordinator of the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD); Betsy Hull, assistant to the dean in the College of Education; and...
Parade of Flags 2013
More than 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 15th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, inside the Convocation Center. Participants will march through the Convo and hear from Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for international affairs, who will...
LaVerne Gyant
The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring LaVerne Gyant, director of the NIU Center for Black Studies, for her many contributions to international education. Gyant has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2014 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. She will accept the award later...
Photo of a suitcase with international travel stickers
Students are invited to attend a workshop beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Regency Room at the Holmes Student Center to learn more about U.S. Student Fulbright Grant opportunities and the Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. The Student Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated in the United...
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“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. 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 vice president for International Affairs....
Sarah Stuebing and friend
When senior biological sciences major Sarah Stuebing wanted to conduct an independent research project following her sophomore year at Northern Illinois University, she found a program that would allow her to work at the only primate rehabilitation program in Argentina. But Argentina is a long way from her hometown of DeKalb, and the cost of...
Known for her work in education and humanitarian efforts, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand is scheduled to visit NIU in September, when she will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
NIU will welcome royalty to campus this fall. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand is scheduled to visit the university Wednesday, Sept. 18, when she will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during a special ceremony at Altgeld Hall. “Her scheduled visit brings great honor to NIU,” says Deborah...
J.D. Bowers believes he has found the perfect position to capitalize on his diverse teaching, administrative and service experience: associate vice provost of University Honors. Bowers begins his new job Monday, July 1. “University Honors has some of the most engaged and rigorous academic offerings, exciting programming and sustained student, faculty, staff and alumni outreach...
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...
Christopher M. Jones
Christopher Jones, associate vice provost for University Honors, has been chosen for the 2013 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education by the board of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Jones is the third NIU professor to win the national award in recent years, with history professor J.D. Bowers...
A scene from the ELS International Education Week dinner at Barsema Hall
The NIU College of Business again partnered with the ELS Language Center at NIU and the FLRP program to sponsor the second annual International Dance and Global Village Potluck on the final day of International Education Week. More than 300 members of the NIU, ELS and DeKalb community were welcomed Friday, Nov. 16, into Barsema...
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