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Tag: Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
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...
Robert L. LaConto
Robert L. LaConto, who taught broadcast journalism at NIU from 1964 until his retirement in 1990, died Thursday, July 30, in DeKalb. He was 91. LaConto won NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award during his final semester on the faculty. Students considered him not only an aspirational teacher and mentor but a friend. “Professor LaConto...
The late Andy Rooney once said that most of us end up with no more than a handful of people who remember us, but teachers have thousands of individuals who remember them for the rest of their lives. This April and May, during Celebrating Excellence, NIU honors four professors who will undoubtedly leave a lasting...
Steve Daskal
Like many college students, Steven Daskal didn’t have a specific career in mind when he ventured off to Amherst College in 1991. Reflecting on his time in college, the Mt. Prospect native recalled having fleeting thoughts of becoming a novelist. However, after taking a broad range of classes, he found himself being drawn to philosophy....
Amanda Durik
Amanda Durik had always considered being a teacher. Raised in La Grange, Ky., she dove into teaching as a 17-year-old swimming instructor for the Red Cross. Considering a career as a primary school teacher, Durik attended Centre College where she was introduced to psychology. Having always enjoyed math, she became amazed by the research involved...
James Horn
James Horn was a biochemist in training as early as middle school. He can still recall Huntley Middle School teacher Larry Engelsman performing a chemistry demonstration with water and dry ice during Halloween season as the song “Weird Science” played in the background. But it wasn’t until high school that he decided to pursue science as his...