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NIU President Doug Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire university community to join him in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professor, Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professors, Presidential Teaching Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award winners. A reception in their honor begins at 3 p.m. today in the...
NIU President Doug D. Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire university community to join him in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award. A reception in their honor begins at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Altgeld Auditorium....
Top: Mary Lynn Miller Henningsen and Geoffrey PynnBottom: Toni Van Laarhoven and Kim Gatz
There’s an old saying that a teacher's purpose is not to create students in her or his own image,
Kim Gatz
When Kimberly Gatz was growing up on a farm in nearby Malta, she had thoughts of someday becoming an author. She enjoyed telling stories, hearing stories and writing stories. She loved reading about early settlements and women throughout history. She decided to enroll in the University of Illinois, where she focused her studies on the...
Tim Pierce
Tim Pierce spent a lot of time working as a child at his parents’ building supply company in Oswego. He could have run the family business one day, but it wasn’t his dream. Pierce wanted to be a teacher. He began his college career at the University of Illinois, majoring in computer science education. He...
Clockwise, from top left: Timothy Aurand, Rebecca Hannagan, Tim Pierce and Betty La France
Every college student dreams of one day donning a cap and gown. It’s a moment of pride – a sign of perseverance and strength. But long before these students flip their tassels, each encounters a teacher or an instructor who motivates them to think, to learn, and most importantly, to succeed. This month, during Celebrating...
President John Peters
NIU President John G. Peters invites the entire university community to join him in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award. A reception in their honor is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 22,...
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The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education invites nominations for the 2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction awards. These awards honor excellent undergraduate teaching in the university, encourage the improvement of instruction and promote discussion among members of the university community on the subject of teaching. Recipients should be among...
Terrence Bishop, Nancy LaCursia, Andrea Radasanu and Matt Swan
Behind every hope, every dream, and every success, stands a teacher. These are not ordinary teachers, but ones who ignite enthusiasm and push their students to think deeper and reach farther to grasp their dreams and successes. This month, NIU honors three of its best teachers – Terrence Bishop, Andrea Radasanu and Nancy LaCursia – for lighting...
Matthew J. Swan
When NIU communication instructor Matthew J. Swan assigns a writing project to his students, he gives then two pieces of advice: “Do your best, and don’t over-think the assignment.” If students are not comfortable or accustomed to writing stories, essays and academic papers, he said, they will worry about it and let their fears dictate...
NIU President John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters invites the campus community to join him in congratulating this year’s honored professors. Peters will host a ceremony  Thursday, April 19, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium to recognize the new Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor and the recipients of the Excellence in...
The Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education invites nominations for the 2012 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction awards. These awards honor excellent undergraduate teaching in the university, encourage the improvement of instruction and promote discussion among members of the university community on the subject of teaching. Recipients should be among...
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