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Guadalupe Lopez
Guadalupe Lopez, a psychology major and 2013 Forward, Together Forward Scholar, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education. The scholarships are awarded to Latino/a students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service and leadership. Nearly 250 applicants were considered this year. Lopez and co-winner...
An image of the brain
Imagine that while walking through your neighborhood you could remember everything about your house – the address, the color, the reflecting ball in your garden – but you couldn’t remember how to get home. This neurological impairment is called spatial disorientation, and it’s the reason that people with Alzheimer’s disease frequently get lost in their...
Eli Anderson
Northern Illinois pitcher Eli Anderson (Glenview, Ill./New Trier) was named to the Mid-American Conference’s All-Academic team Friday. Anderson was a first-team All-MAC pitcher and averaged a 3.75 grade point average during the 2012-13 school year, including a 4.0 last fall. He holds a 3.20 GPA and is earning his degree in psychology. Anderson is the...
Chris Parker
Chris Parker has been appointed as the new associate vice provost for Academic Outcomes Assessment. He will start in his new position Monday, July 1. As an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, he brings extensive research and assessment skills to this position. Parker has served as the director of graduate studies and as...
Jenelle McCalla and Juliane Totzke
Northern Illinois senior Jenelle McCalla (Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin Secondary School) and junior Juliane Totzke (Graefenroda, Germany/Carl Zeiss Gymnasium) were both named to the Mid-American Conference’s Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announced Thursday. Additionally, Totzke was named Second Team Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America...
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...
Jenner Sio, Janelle McCalla and Courtney Oldenburg
Northern Illinois track and field senior Jenner Sio and juniors Jenelle McCalla and Courtney Oldenburg were named to the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Tuesday. Sio and McCalla earned the honor for the second consecutive outdoor season, while Oldenburg made her debut after taking honorable mention recognition...
Jenelle McCalla and Jenner Sio
Northern Illinois senior Jenner Sio and junior Jenelle McCalla were named to the 2012 Capital One All-District Track & Field/Cross Country team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. Sio graduated this spring with a 4.0 GPA in nursing, while McCalla has a 4.0 GPA in psychology. This marks the fourth time in...
Anne Britt, James Johnson and Joseph Scudder
Every professor, every teacher, practices their profession according to a well-honed, learned-on-the-job personal code. This year’s Presidential Teaching Professors – Anne Britt from the Department of Psychology, James Johnson from the Department of Finance and Joseph Scudder from the Department of Communication – are no exception, of course. “I am dedicated to teaching … in a...
Anne Britt
Anne Britt loves to challenge her students – and herself. Much of her teaching load is methods courses in research, thinking and statistics, which students often consider “dry and difficult.” “I view them as the most important classes that students can take. They help students to develop new ways of thinking about their world –...
The printed word was one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of mankind. Learning how the human mind translates the printed page into complex thoughts and ideas, however, has been an important point of research for only about 40 years. One of the leaders in that effort is NIU Professor of Psychology Joseph Magliano,...
Kaitylnn Carter, left, and Gary Timmins, right, meet SCUSA 63 banquet keynote speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Two University Honors students – Kaitlynn Carter (political science) and Gary Timmins (political science and psychology – served as NIU’s delegates to a prestigious undergraduate conference in early November. Carter and Timmins participated in the 63rd Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The purpose of the...
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