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Kim Gatz
When Kimberly Gatz was growing up on a farm in nearby Malta, she had thoughts of someday becoming an author. She enjoyed telling stories, hearing stories and writing stories. She loved reading about early settlements and women throughout history. She decided to enroll in the University of Illinois, where she focused her studies on the...
Paul Palian
Paul Palian, NIU’s director of media and public relations, talked to honors students this week about its networking opportunities. The NIU Alumni Association sponsors “Souper Wednesday” each week at the Campus Life Building so honors students can meet successful alumni and relax with their peers during a soup lunch. “The Honors Program is why I...
A photo of wrapped Christmas presents
Last year, NIU students brightened the holidays for a group of adolescents who often goes forgotten during the season of giving. The students, who were enrolled in group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system as part of an engaged-learning project. Students...
Jorge Rodas
NIU student Jorge Rodas made history Sunday. A journalism major in the Department of Communication, Rodas is the first NIU student to win a Student Production Award from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization that produces the annual Emmy® awards. Rodas won his award in the category...
“In Motion”
The national statistics are frightening: 1 in 5 women are victims of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college. Ninety percent of women know the person who sexually assaulted or raped them. Ninety-five percent of college campus sexual assaults are unreported. At least 50 percent of sexual assaults on college campuses are alcohol-related. Eighty...
Front (left to right): Patricia Fernandez, Jeanette Guardino. Back: David Gordon, Janice Hamlet, Daniel Albers.
Diversity education ambassadors are entering classrooms this semester to promote academic diversity programs and the value of being culturally competent. “What better way to promote the importance of diversity in education than to allow students who believe in its importance to communicate this to other students?” asks Janice Hamlet, coordinator of Academic Diversity Programs at...
Karen Grubb
Since the early 1970s, class photos of NIU students enrolled in journalism photography classes have been documented and archived. A recent project spearheaded by Karen Grubb, Department of Communication multimedia technician, has culminated in a permanent display of nearly 240 photographs featuring approximately 2,200 current NIU students and alums. The collection of class photos winds...
Joseph Smith
The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, the College of Law, University Libraries and the Department of Communication are sponsoring a trip Monday, Oct. 14, to the “Joseph Smith Reenactment Trial and Panel Discussion” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. The reenactment trial will be a...
As Lindsey Rodriguez wandered through Watson Hall, she was compelled to stop at a poster that caught her interest. The poster was an advertisement for a highly competitive two-month internship in Los Angeles with the Academy of Television and Sciences. Only 20 students are awarded the nationwide internship, but delighted by the prospect of rubbing...
Greg Long
This fall, Northern Illinois University is offering its first open online course, “Perspectives on Disability,” led by College of Health and Human Sciences professor Greg Long, a Presidential Teaching Professor in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. The 10-week experience is a streamlined version of the for-credit AHRS 200, a general education course...
Luan Peszek
NIU alumna Luan Peszek has been named vice president of the women’s program of USA Gymnastics. Peszek will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the women’s program, which includes elite, the athlete development pipeline, the Junior Olympic program, and women’s program administrative responsibilities. “Luan has the perfect combination of experience for this position...
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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