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Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois volleyball player Kristin Hoffman has been selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. As team captain, Hoffman helped lead the Huskies to the claim the MAC regular season title this past season. She became the first Huskie to be named MAC Setter of...
Anne Hanley
Northern Illinois University’s Ph.D. program in history has earned a prestigious Top 100 designation by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 92 among the nation’s history programs. “Doctoral students must have a master’s degree to be admitted to our program, so they arrive with solid skills in analytical reading and writing,” said Anne Hanley, associate...
Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez, a Mexican-American student at NIU and a Golden Apple Scholar, is an advocate for attaining awareness about one’s history. That includes one’s familial and cultural roots: People who gain a greater understanding of themselves can better “come together and create positive change,” he says. Lopez also sees a place for himself and others...
Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois volleyball senior Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) is one of 58 student-athletes for the 2011 fall season to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The standout setter recently finished a noteworthy four-year career with the Huskie volleyball program. “What Kristin has accomplished at Northern Illinois is simply outstanding,” said Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president...
Kristin Hoffman, Allison McGlaughlin and Lauren Wicinski
Northern Illinois volleyball seniors Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and Allison McGlaughlin (Morton, Ill./Morton) and sophomore Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) earned Capital One Academic All-District 5 recognition, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Both Hoffman and McGlaughlin were named to the first team, while Wicinski garnered a second team selection. Last season,...
Kristin Hoffman
NIU’s Kristin Hoffman was named Mid-American Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Friday. Hoffman captained the Huskie offense during NIU’s 2-0 weekend at home as she totaled 74 assists (12.33/set) and 24 digs (4.00/set). In a 3-0 win over Kent State, the nation’s assists leader handed out 40 helpers and had 12...
John W. Dower
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and internationally renowned historian John W. Dower will visit the Northern Illinois University campus to deliver the next installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. Dower’s lecture, “Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq,” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. Admission...
Kathy Kelly
Kathy Kelly, a Chicago-based peace activist, will visit NIU this month to address recent experiences in Afghanistan. She also will talk about her travels to Pakistan and Gaza. She will speak at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center. Kelly is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence,...
Northern Illinois senior setter Kristin Hoffman was named one of 30 candidates for the women’s volleyball 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Thursday. To be eligible for the award, Hoffman had to be an NCAA Division I senior and have worthy accomplishments in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An...
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Northern Illinois juniors Kyle Glancy, Tony Manville and Troy White were named to the 2011 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Baseball Team, the league announced Monday. The triumvirate’s scholarly accomplishment marks the first time the program has received the honor since 2007, when MAC hit king Scott Simon (2003-07) was the lone Huskie recognized. Prior to the...
Among the 1966-67 Department of History faculty were (left to right) Jim Connors, Roland Ely, Reese Jenkins, Jerry Barrier and Stephen Foster.
Forty-five years ago this year, NIU’s Department of History conferred its first doctoral degree. Professor Anne Hanley, director of graduate studies, has led an effort by the department to mark the special occasion. The department has invited its Ph.D. alumni to campus for events to commemorate the anniversary, including attending the Graduate School commencement ceremony at...
James Schmidt
NIU history professor James D. Schmidt has received the 2011 Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for his latest book, “Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor.” Schmidt received the prestigious annual award from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. “This is really an honor,” Schmidt said. “This award means...
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