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One NIU faculty member, two students and an entire department were recognized for their outstanding contributions to international education during the 2018 International Recognition reception held Nov. 13. “The university is committed to recognizing individuals who exceed expectations,” said Bradley Bond, associate vice president, Division of International Affairs. “Each year, we recognize a faculty member,...
Based upon its steadfast approach to both recruiting and supporting international students, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering recently won the 2018 Award for Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU. Murali Krishnamurthi, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as well as the vice provost for faculty affairs at NIU, nominated the department...
For one NIU professor preparing to embark on her third Fulbright-sponsored trip, it was a high school study abroad experience in Brazil that inspired what has become a life’s work and interest. Anne Hanley, associate professor of Latin American History, is preparing to travel to Brazil to continue her research and teach through the Fulbright...
  Barbara Abromitis wanted to become a teacher. That goal brought her to the NIU College of Education, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1983. Life had other plans, though. “When my kids were young, I started doing grant-writing because I could do that from home,” Abromitis says. She had found...
NIU College of Education professor James Cohen will spend the summer of 2019 in Uruguay as a Fulbright Scholar. The associate professor of ESL/Bilingual Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will work alongside Aldo Rodriguez, a Ph.D. degree candidate in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Rodriguez is also the national...
Annual winners of the Award for Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU all have something in common. Each brings “the perspective of the world to Northern Illinois University and the expertise of Northern Illinois University to the world, through international mobility of faculty, students and ideas.” For 2017, it’s the College of Education’s...
  Associate Professor Eric Jones, from the Department of History of History and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2017 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during the annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week is sponsored by the Division of...
“Celebrating Global NIU” is the theme for this year’s International Education Week, which begins Monday, Nov. 13, and runs through Friday, Nov. 17. Sponsored by the Division of International Affairs, International Education Week draws attention to NIU’s increasing strides towards internationalization at NIU. This year’s theme celebrates NIU’s many opportunities for allowing students, faculty and...
NIU’s Division of International Affairs invites nominations for the 2017 awards to recognize outstanding practice in international education. Recognition is planned for: Outstanding International Educator Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education at NIU (for a domestic student and a non-immigrant student) Nominations are due by Tuesday, Oct....
The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring Ismael Montana, an associate professor in the Department of History, for his many contributions to international education.  Montana has been very active in the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at NIU, having served in the presidential stream. He was also last year’s...
NIU is once again among a select group of nine higher institutions across the country to host the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The solid positive feedback from last year’s program earned NIU a third consecutive invitation from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to host another orientation from Monday, Aug. 14 –...
Come and taste a sample of Burma/Myanmar cuisine during International Week with Dr. Catherine Raymond, director of the Center for Burma Studies, Sandar Wynn, library assistant at Founder’s Memorial Library and May Myo Khine, an art undergraduate student. Culinary samples will be offered at the NIU Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 18, from 12 – 1...
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