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Charles Howell
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved a request from NIU’s College of Education to offer a Ph.D. degree in educational psychology. The program will be offered beginning this fall. “This is a major step forward for the department and for the college,” said Charles Howell, chair of the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology...
Jonique Childs
The National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. (NBGSA) has announced the election of Jonique Childs as the historian during the organization’s 24th national conference in Philadelphia last month. Childs is a graduate research assistant in the Recruitment Services Office of the NIU Graduate School. As NBGSA prepares for an intense 25th anniversary year, Childs’ position is very...
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The Division of Research and Graduate Studies invites faculty, staff and students to join in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of NIU’s graduate students. The reception is being held Tuesday, April 24, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. A reception begins at 3 p.m., followed by an awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. Recipients of the following awards...
Michael Barnes
Printmakers in the NIU School of Art are celebrating a new U.S. News & World Report ranking that places their program in the nation’s top 20. NIU, tied with Syracuse University at No. 19, is one of only two schools on that prestigious honor roll that is neither a private art school nor a flagship...
Story Musgrave, a recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal and a member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center, is the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the NIU Graduate Student Research Association. The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the Holmes Student Center....
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Thinking about going to graduate or professional school? It’s not too late to register for this weekend’s Graduate School Preparation Seminar. The Graduate School Prep Seminar will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Yordon Center-McCareins Classroom. The seminar will cover information such as creating a profile, the application process, GRE...
Graduate School Preparation Seminar poster
Northern Illinois University will offer a graduate school preparation seminar Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Yordon Center. This seminar is free and open to all undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate degrees. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This seminar is packed full of valuable information...
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Northern Illinois University’s oldest college was honored this week for its excellence in harnessing cutting-edge technology to educate the next generation of teachers and school administrators. U.S News and World Report announced Tuesday that the NIU College of Education had earned a place on its Honor Roll for Online Graduate Education Programs. Only 14 programs in...
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NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is seeking nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding graduate teaching assistants for their contributions to the teaching mission of NIU. Each recipient of the award will be presented with a plaque and recognized at the Graduate Students Reception sponsored by the Graduate School at...
NIU alumna Molly Clesen teaches a song to a 4-year-old visually impaired child in Bolivia.
On Molly Clesen’s last day of teaching, one of her students asked her for a token of remembrance. They had formed a special bond over the summer, and Clesen was touched that the child had asked. She found a bracelet with her name on it and described what it looked like to the young girl,...
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Intercollegiate Athletics is continuing its partnership with two NIU graduate programs to provide unique educational internship opportunities for graduate students. Students from NIU’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) who are pursuing their master’s of science degrees and students from the College of Law can spend an academic semester or year within the...
Eric D. Isaacs and Leland A. Strom were awarded honorary doctorates from NIU in the spring of 2011.
Bradley Bond, dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Graduate Studies at NIU, has issued the annual call for nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for NIU to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the...
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