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NIU’s Employee Assistance Program is sponsoring a Tuesday, Aug. 30, campus visit from Life Line Screening. Every year, more than 750,000 individuals experience a stroke and a third of them are younger than 65. Nearly 65 percent of all strokes occur without any warning signs. The good news is that vascular disease is often preventable...
NIU’s Convocation Center and Finance and Facilities are teaming to provide faculty and staff healthy lunch options each week this summer beginning Monday, June 6. “Healthy Summer 2011” participants will have the opportunity to enjoy inexpensive food choices at the Convocation Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The event will feature a...
Cherilyn G. Murer
The NIU Alumni Association‘s Chicago Speaker Series is back. The tradition continues from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, with a presentation on the dynamic changes happening to health care.
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Looking for a way to get out of the house and stay active as the cold winter weather approaches? NIU Athletics has the perfect solution to shake those winter blues and keep active with the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Center for Joint Care’s free “Get Healthy with the Huskies” program: Fans of men’s and women’s basketball fans...
Book cover of "The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol Adams
Author, feminist and activist Carol J. Adams will visit NIU to speak on “The Sexual Politics of Meat” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Adams’ lecture will explore the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food. Taking an ecofeminist...
Assistant Biochemistry Professor James Horn
NIU assistant biochemistry professor James Horn is reaping a windfall of grants that will help him and his students study how proteins interact with other molecules—work that could have far reaching benefits from improving our understanding of biological regulation to detecting and treating disease. Horn is receiving $294,000 from the American Heart Association over the...
"Doctorate of Physical Therapy"
With a job market as lucrative as physical therapy’s – the career boasts 100 percent placement numbers and is projected to grow 20 percent in just the next five years as the U.S. population continues to age – the doctorate degree has become an entry-level requirement. NIU now meets that need. Thirty-six students in the...
On the densely populated island of Taiwan, the concept of hearing tests is as novel as formally educated audiologists. Providing those critical hearing tests to hundreds of Taiwanese children and adults became an eye-opening experience this May for NIU College of Health and Human Sciences professor King Chung and four of her audiology students. “Most...
"Brent E. Wholeben"
Brent E. Wholeben NIU’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies, an arm of the College of Education, has won the largest contract in its 22-year history. Following a national bidding competition, administrators of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) will pay $800,000 to REPS over four years in return for external evaluation of some...
folks at Fermi
Grab some popcorn: Students enrolled in this week’s Rural Health Careers Camp at Northern Illinois University are going to the movies, searching for clues in a medical mystery and competing in an “amazing race.” When the 50 campers from small towns across northern Illinois arrive Thursday, June 10, their first activity is to watch a...
Tina Grieco-Calub
Toddlers fitted with cochlear implants take more time, on average, to process spoken words in their vocabulary than their normal-hearing peers, according to a study led by a professor from NIU. Tina Grieco-Calub, who was a post-doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the time of the 2006-2008 study, said that those time delays...
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