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Shaakira Haywood
Fifty Northern Illinois University student-athletes representing 15 Huskie teams celebrated commencement along with their classmates Saturday, May 11, at the NIU Convocation Center. The graduation ceremonies, the last presided over by NIU President John G. Peters, honored students graduating either this spring or after the summer. Saturday’s degree recipients brings the total number of student-athletes...
Jenelle McCalla
Northern Illinois senior Jenelle McCalla (Whitby, Ontario, Canada/Father Leo J. Austin Secondary School) was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Student-Athlete Award from NIU’s University Honors Program in a program Sunday night. The award is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average among all other student-athletes in the University Honors Program. “It means...
Sam Mader
Intercollegiate Athletics and the University Honors Program will celebrate “University Honors Night” during the NIU men’s basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30. A ceremony is planned at halftime of the 7 p.m. game at the Convocation Center, and other activities will take place during the evening. Because NIU Huskie athletes are committed to excellence both off...
NIU Huskie athletes
For the seventh consecutive year, all 17 of Northern Illinois University’s sports programs have exceeded the academic standards measured by the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) according to the 2012 APR report released today by the organization. The APR has become the primary tool used by the NCAA to judge a team’s...
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Vice Provost Earl “Gip” Seaver today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Tovar has been selected to serve as director of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS). Tovar comes to NIU from Ohio State University, where she served as an athletic academic counselor. Michelle Pickett has been selected to serve as the director of the Academic Advising Center (AAC). Pickett...
Liz Tovar
Elizabeth “Liz” Tovar, who has spent her entire professional career helping student-athletes reach their academic goals, has been named assistant athletics director for Student-Athlete Academic Support Services at Northern Illinois University. Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics, and Vice Provost Earl “Gip” Seaver announced the hiring Friday, May 6. Tovar, who began her NIU...