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Tag: Division of Outreach Engagement and Regional Development
Students in Leland, Illinois have had the chance to design electric cars, play with circuits, use soldering irons and more, thanks to a generous donation from Jan Half, a former Leland teacher and NIU alumna. Half’s gift has enabled a new partnership between Northern Illinois University and Leland CUSD #1, a K-12 public school. The...
Northern Illinois University students and community members now have expanded access to casual and competitive video gaming. The new NIU Esports Arena on the main DeKalb campus and planned Esports Cafés at NIU Naperville and NIU Hoffman Estates regional centers, featuring gaming technology donated by Dell, are part of an effort by NIU to expand...
An interdisciplinary team from NIU was recently awarded two grants to study the impact of early childhood education programs in the state of Illinois. The research team for both grants includes faculty and staff from the NIU Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, the College of Education, and the College of Health and Human...
On Thursday, May 3, the best and brightest history students in Illinois competed in the Illinois History Day contest in Springfield. Among the students were top participants in the northern Illinois regional competition, held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Northern Illinois University. By creating projects focused on local or state history in Illinois, History Day...
Professor Kurt Thurmaier knows first-hand that engagement benefits not only students, but also the public sector. That’s why his colleagues from the Department of Public Administration nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Learning through engagement with the subject in an active way is...
NIU faculty, staff and students excel at taking learning out of the classroom and into the northern Illinois region. To highlight and celebrate these high-impact practices, the university will host its first Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship Conference on Tuesday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for this first-ever conference is now...
Assistant Professor Allison Gladfelter provides her students with a healthy dose of engaged learning activities.  That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “Engaged learning stimulates interest, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity,”...
Assistant Professor, Ches Thurber, knows student engagement strengthens communities. That’s why his colleagues from the Department of Political Science nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “Engaged learning underscores that higher education is not simply about accumulating credits toward certification,” says Ches Thurber, assistant...
Associate Professor Andrea Radasanu, a specialist of political philosophy, knows student engagement leads to productive citizenship. That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Political Science nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. A recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Radasanu says, “Learning...
Associate Professor Mahesh Subramony is all business when it comes to student engagement. That’s why his colleagues from the College of Business’ Department of Management nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “Engaged learning allows students to fully participate in their education process. When...
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