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Parade of Flags 2013
More than 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 15th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, inside the Convocation Center. Participants will march through the Convo and hear from Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for international affairs, who will...
Photo of puzzle-piece globe
“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for International Affairs....
Sarah Stuebing and friend
When senior biological sciences major Sarah Stuebing wanted to conduct an independent research project following her sophomore year at Northern Illinois University, she found a program that would allow her to work at the only primate rehabilitation program in Argentina. But Argentina is a long way from her hometown of DeKalb, and the cost of...
Photo of international flags
Fifth-grade students from DeKalb schools will march on campus Friday, Sept. 13, with flags from more than 200 countries. The 14th annual Parade of Flags begins at Huskie Stadium, continues east on Lucinda Avenue and ends at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and will complete with a...
Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon.
Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon made his third visit to NIU in five months Thursday, June 20. This time, the ambassador presented a Royal Thai Embassy grant to develop a 40-lesson Thai language program that can be accessed on a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Speaking at...
Photo of a four-leaf clover
From Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow and Chief O’Neill’s music to Michael Flatley and mayoral politics, Chicago has a central place in the history of Irish America. Chicago welcomed a very different type of Irish event from April 10 through April 13, as Northern Illinois and DePaul universities co-hosted the international meeting of the American Conference for...
SEAYLP at Afton Prairie for a community service project.
More than 125 alumni from NIU’s Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program, which has included lessons in diplomacy and civic action, recently gathered in Jakarta for a U.S. State Department-sponsored summit. Their activities including the creation of a video that artistically expressed their opinions on human rights, one of the topics of discussion. “We wanted to...
“Celebrating Global NIU” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins today (Nov. 12) and runs through Friday. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs. NIU is...
Parade of Flags
Nearly 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 13th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, from the east side of Huskie Stadium. Participants will march along Lucinda Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons, where Pamela Rosenberg,...
Photo of globe showing Jakarta
The Future Leaders of Indonesia Program will bring 16 youth and adult leaders from Indonesia to the the NIU International Training Office from Sunday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Globalization drastically changes institutional arrangements, roles and patterns of interaction among global citizens. Along with the changes, globalization brings to fore various challenges and opportunities...
NIU received the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award, signifying the strongest contributions to international education by a Phi Beta Delta Chapter over the preceding year. From left: J.D. Bowers; Christopher M. Jones, past president of Zeta Gamma Chapter; International President Richard Deming; and Deborah Pierce, chapter coordinator.
NIU representatives traveled to Kansas City last week for the annual conference of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and returned with some impressive hardware. NIU history professor J.D. Bowers received the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. Bowers, the 2010 Outstanding International Educator at NIU, created and...
Supportive Professional Staff 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence winners: Todd Latham, Michele Pickett, Deborah Pierce and Jason F. Rhode
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Todd Latham, assistant to the chair in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Michelle Pickett, director of the Academic Advising Center; Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs; and Jason F....
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