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Nancy Hanlon Harrison (left) and Econ IL Governing Board Chair Pamela C. Piarowski
Nancy Hanlon Harrison, president and executive director of Econ Illinois, is this year’s recipient of the Terry Savage Financial Literacy Award. Harrison was honored for her contributions to the advancement of financial literacy by Illinois Jump$tart Coalition (ILJ$), an affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition, the country’s leading advocate for youth financial education. The award...
Students from Dongguan Taiwanese Business school were among the more than 300 campers who attended STEM Outreach summer camps in 2015.
NIU alum Sam Watt will be in China using innovative, NIU-developed techniques to teach STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – to sixth- and seventh-graders in Beijing this school year. Watt’s classes will be based around lab activities specially developed by STEM Outreach, part of NIU’s P-20 Center in the Division of Outreach, Engagement,...
Huskie Hack
Hacking isn’t just for computer geeks or technical experts – it’s for everyone. NIU will host Huskie Hack from noon Saturday, Sept. 26, to noon Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Holmes Student Center. This free and interactive event is devoted to experiential learning, collaborative brainstorming and fun. Students from NIU, selected high schools and Chicagoland...
Presidential Engagement Professor medallion
Cultural anthropologist Judy Ledgerwood and public administration expert Kurt Thurmaier are this year’s winners of the Presidential Engagement Professor awards. Both are longtime NIU faculty members whose works exemplify the concept of university engagement as “a commitment to fostering reciprocal partnerships in which problems, solutions, goals and measures of success are jointly defined” and “external...
Springboard logo
Northern Illinois University is getting results for businesses by connecting them with a team of student interns. Springboard was launched last year to provide customized assessments to small and midsized companies while providing internships to students. The program helps businesses develop international markets, learn about competitors, enhance their websites, expand social media, improve marketing messages...
Stateline Quiz Bowl by Bergstrom logo
A key component of the “Transform Rockford” movement is a greater emphasis on providing quality education to improve workforce readiness and provide better opportunities for the area’s young citizens. In that spirit, WTVO-TV Channel17/WQRF Fox 39 has announced that it will launch “Stateline Quiz Bowl by Bergstrom,” a new half-hour local television series that will...
NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18. The five-year anniversary of...
STEMFest 2013
Prepare to be amazed! NIU’s annual STEMfest will once again wow visitors of all ages at the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. This free family event spurs students, families, and educators to explore hot new technologies and cool scientific phenomena. Exhibitors from NIU’s 25 STEM departments as well as...
Presidential Engagement Professor medallion
NIU faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to nominate NIU professors with outstanding records of community engagement for the 2015 Presidential Engagement Professorships. Nominations will be accepted now through Friday, Oct. 3. Established in 2010, the Presidential Engagement Professorships recognize faculty members who exemplify the following criteria: Commitment to fostering reciprocal partnerships in...
Community Gardens
NIU President Doug Baker’s call for stronger connections between the university and its host community has generated dozens of ideas from enthusiastic supporters of both town and gown. In just 12 months, the number of active “communiversity” projects has more than doubled, with many more ideas waiting in the wings. Rather than limiting new initiatives,...
The NIU team that creates http://illinoisreportcard.com/ is celebrating national recognition for the online, interactive Illinois report card as one of the best in the nation. Education Commission of the States announced Thursday that the Illinois Report Card was the “only one in the nation to make the top picks for both parents and researchers, who...
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