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The DeKalb County Health Department in conjunction with Northern Illinois University Health Services reports five cases of mumps in Northern Illinois University (NIU) students. The outbreak is primarily confined to a defined population. Lisa Gonzalez, Public Health Administrator, said that this does not come as a surprise due to pockets of outbreaks especially on college...
The end of the fall semester sees students across campus heading home for a much-needed break and a chance to gear up for the spring semester. As many people rush to finish off their holiday shopping, employers and the health insurance industry face a major rush of their own, namely, “Open Enrollment.” This is the time of...
Andrew Digate and Daniel Koenen
Eric Weldy, vice president for the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, has announced the hiring of two new directors: Andrew Digate, director of Health Services; and Daniel Koenen, executive director of Campus Dining Services. Digate, who began his new position June 27, brings a wealth of experience gained during his nearly 20-year tenure...
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Effective immediately, the deadline for students to submit documentation of immunity to NIU Health Services has changed from the 10th day of the semester to the following dates, which will be standard every year from this point forward: Fall term enrollment: Aug. 1 Spring term enrollment: Jan. 1 Summer term enrollment: June 1 “NIU Health...
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DeKalb County Public Health Administrator Jane Lux and NIU Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Eric Weldy emailed NIU students, faculty and staff with an update on reported cases of mumps at the university. To our students, faculty and staff, The DeKalb County Health Department and Northern Illinois University Health Services wish to update...
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DeKalb County Public Health Administrator Jane Lux and NIU Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Eric Weldy emailed NIU students, faculty and staff about a confirmed case of mumps in DeKalb County. To Our Students, Faculty and Staff: The DeKalb County Health Department wishes to inform the community that a Northern Illinois University student...
Rainbow stethoscopes
NIU’s Health Services recently engaged in additional training to ensure that staff are best-in-class and sensitive to the needs of NIU’s diverse population. Health Services staff received training on sensitivity for LGBTQ student needs at their spring staff development meeting. “NIU Health Services strives to provide quality care to LGBTQ students on campus through staff...
Pianist Yao Lin traveled 6,600 miles from her native city of Beijing because she was offered a full scholarship and graduate assistantship from the NIU School of Music. But a short bike ride on campus left her unable to play the piano. Lin, known on campus as Lina, remembers hitting the ground and losing feeling in...
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Health Services will sponsor a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the basement of the Health Services building. Students and staff can sign up to donate. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: NIUHealth), call (815) 753-9744 or email [email protected] Photo...
Sarah Blackstone (left) and Candice Rilling staff a table at “Fitfest 2013”
Health Enhancement, NIU’s health promotion program in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, has announced the first recipient of the Toni Lotsof Internship. Sarah Blackstone, a graduate student in Public Health and a lifelong DeKalb resident, is working this summer with “Live Healthy DeKalb County.” The initiative is a collaboration between Kishwaukee Hospital,...
HIP Week logo courtesy of Bells International, Inc. 2013 AHIMA and Bells International, Inc.
NIU Health Services is celebrating the 24th annual Health Information Professionals Week from Sunday, March 17, through Saturday, March 23, along with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This year’s theme is “Accurate Data, Excellent Care.” In accordance with this theme, Health Services will have a bulletin board display in their lobby highlighting important...
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