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Tag: Department of Biological Sciences
Thomas Bouril
NIU has finally broken through. Thomas Bouril, senior University Honors student and history major, is the first Huskie ever selected to interview for a chance to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. As a finalist, Bouril was invited to spend a weekend in Chicago to compete for the chance to earn a Master of Letters in History...
Diane Ebert-May
NIU’s Department of Biological Sciences, in conjunction with Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and Secondary Science Teacher Certification, invites faculty members, deans, and department chairs to a talk on “Driving Instruction with Data: Assessment.” Diane Ebert-May, a professor of plant biology at Michigan State University, will speak from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov....
Thomas A. Schall
Thomas J. Schall, a 2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, will give a talk Friday, Oct. 11, on “Chemokines and Chemoattractant Receptors: From Flesh-Eating Bacteria to AIDS to Autoimmune Disease.” The lecture will begin at noon in Room 201 of LaTourette Hall. The public is invited to attend. Founder and...
Karen Horting
NIU alumna Karen Horting, deputy executive director of the Society of Women Engineers, will lead the world’s premiere organization for women engineers as its executive director and CEO beginning Jan. 1, 2014. “Karen will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to the role of executive director and CEO while at the same time, maintaining...
Ted Burgess and Brandie Lindo
Ted Burgess and Brandie Lindo like to say they have “good chemistry” together – and for good reason. In January 2008, Burgess and Lindo first met at NIU in an organic chemistry laboratory class. Even beyond the lab experiments, strong attractive forces were apparently at work. This past spring semester, the couple returned to the...
Casey LaBarbera
Northern Illinois University’s Casey LaBarbera was named to the 2013 Women’s Golf Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league announced Friday. Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) and Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) received Honorable Mention accolades. “It’s good for all three of them to be recognized for academics,” said NIU head coach Kim Kester. “You’re a student before...
Kim Gotlund
The Northern Illinois gymnastics team added another record to its 2013 list Thursday as four Huskies were named to the Mid-American Conference Academic All-MAC Gymnastics team. Senior Natalie Sutter (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton HS) and juniors Kim Gotlund (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township HS), Natasha Jufko (Spring Hill, Fla./Pasco-Hernando HS) and Megan Melendez (Stafford, Va./North Stafford HS) all earned...
Biologist Elizabeth Gaillard, geographer Wei Luo and physicist Philippe Piot
Chemist Elizabeth Gaillard, geographer Wei Luo and physicist Philippe Piot have been named recipients of the 2013 Presidential Research Professor, Northern Illinois University’s top recognition for outstanding research and artistry. “Each of the individuals selected for this honor is recognized as a leader and innovator in their fields,” said Lisa Freeman, NIU Vice President for...
Holly Jones
Holly Jones, assistant professor in the NIU Department of Biological Sciences, will speak at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at the next brown bag luncheon of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. The event takes place in Wirtz 216. Bring a lunch; light snacks (cookies, chips) will be provided. All are welcome. Jones will talk on...
Jordon Mitzelfelt
What does it mean to graduate with honors? Sure, you get a special sash to wear at commencement and an impressive line on your resume
Evan Wittke
It all began with an email from the Huskie Research Rookies program. It was an invitation that changed biology major Evan Wittke’s first-year experience as a Huskie into something extraordinary – not only for him, but perhaps someday, for the world. For Wittke, the title “Research Rookie” meant he could join biology professor Barrie Bode...
Allie Parthie and Kelsie Passolt
Northern Illinois University women’s golfers Kelsie Passolt and Allie Parthie were selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday. “Kelsie and Allie both did a great job of balancing high-level performance on the course with academic success,” said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. “Sheer desire doesn’t work alone as they put...
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