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Econ Illinois, a not-for-profit unit within the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development at NIU and an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education, is excited to announce that Howard A. Tullman is the keynote guest speaker at the 11th annual American Dream Dinner on Thursday, May 17, in Chicago. Tullman is the former...
Professor Gregory Beyer understands the importance of engaged learning. That’s why his colleagues from the School of Music nominated him to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for his outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. “The opportunity to provide young, intelligent, talented students in ongoing research, scholarship and creativity is incredibly powerful,”...
Associate Professor Alicia Schatteman, from the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and the Department of Public Administration, knows the importance of engaged learning. Schatteman says engaged learning “creates a more interesting classroom experience by allowing me to link my research to teaching in a very tangible way while also actively engaging students.” She noted...
NIU community members and regional educators interested in nurturing the next generation of young Illinois scientists can register as judges and support volunteers for two upcoming Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) competitions on the DeKalb campus. Judging for the IJAS Region 5 regional finals will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...
Illinois educators looking to bring a new level of excitement for STEM –– science, technology, engineering and math –– to their schools in the new year can get a helping hand from the seasoned pros at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. Our experienced STEM educators are available to come to your school and stage dazzling...
Earth’s ice is melting, and it isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. At the next STEM Café, “Our Icy Planet: The Future of the Cryosphere in a Warming World,” NIU ice expert Ross Powell will draw on over four decades of field research to explore the dramatic changes already being triggered worldwide as our ice...
Robert Mudida, associate professor of political economy and director of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, will give a presentation on “The Role of Higher Education Collaboration in the Economic Diplomacy of African States,” from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student...
Stories, music, art and games are teaching children in South Africa about their roles in the economy as workers, consumers and savers/investors – and as future entrepreneurs. Through an after-school program developed by the NIU Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, children in fifth, sixth and seventh grades are being introduced to basic economic...
John L. Lewis
John L. Lewis, a champion of community engagement whose NIU career spanned nearly four decades, and whose work will live on through myriad economic development initiatives, died Friday, May 13, in Chicago. He was 71. Lewis retired from NIU in June of 2014 as senior research scholar for health and information technologies, a role in...
Jane Adeny Memorial School
It might take a village to raise a child, but for hundreds of young girls in rural Kenya, it also takes the commitment of two NIU professors who this year are honored as the 2016 Presidential Engagement Professors. Teresa Wasonga and Andrew Otieno are a husband-and-wife team whose accomplishments include building and supporting a school...
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) has welcomed NIU as an institutional participant. Leaders of the initiative are confident that SARA will boost administrative efficiency and lower the costs of obtaining authorization to provide postsecondary distance education in states that join. These benefits will result in increased access as institutions such as...
City of DeKalb mural at First Street and Lincoln Highway
The city of DeKalb is one of 15 communities from across the nation to advance to the next round of the $10 million America’s Best Communities competition. Officials from Frontier Communications announced Wednesday that DeKalb has advanced to the competition’s semifinals in pursuit of the grand prize of up to $3 million. The competition is...
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