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To set NIU students up for success, the University Honors Program has created several guaranteed admission agreements with programs on campus. This means that all NIU Honors students who meet certain qualifications are guaranteed to be accepted into these listed programs at NIU. Additionally, Honors is reimbursing the $60 graduate school application fee as long...
Todd Reeves and Todd Gilson NIU Honors students of all majors now have guaranteed admission to the Master of Science program in Educational Research and Evaluation. The unique opportunity also includes a reimbursement of the Graduate Application Fee and a waiver of the GRE General Test. “In ETRA, we are always looking for opportunities to expose prospective...
Todd Gilson borrows a Disney term when describing the latest opportunity for Honors students at NIU. “Frictionless,” he says. That’s how Disney World promotes the wristband guests can use for nearly all of the park’s transactions. And that’s how Gilson, the director of the Honors Program, would like the experience to be for Honors students...
Honors students at NIU now can gain direct and guaranteed admission into most of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education’s graduate programs. Reserved seats are available in the department’s M.S.Ed. in Kinesiology and Physical Education and M.S. in Sport Management degrees. The upcoming master’s program in Athletic Training, which involves a strict vetting process...
Among the many decorations adorning Leslie A. Sassone’s office in Graham Hall is a small photograph she snapped years ago at a Grateful Dead Furthur Festival concert. The picture shows a woman reading a book, paying little or no attention to the music being performed in front of her by living legends of rock ’n’...
  Paul Wright has no problem stirring a lively conversation. Not only is NIU’s EC Lane and MN Zimmerman Endowed Professor in Kinesiology and Physical Education a deft moderator, but the students in his KNPE 399: Sport and Diplomacy course are Honors Program students. They’re opinionated, they’re smart and they want to talk. Beyond that,...
The Department of Political Science recently partnered with NIU’s Honors Program to provide students interested in earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years, guaranteed seats in the program. Students must complete all the requirements for the Political Science B.A. or B.S. degree programs (with an emphasis in politics and governance) as well as...
NIU Ombudsperson Sarah Klaper and graduate student Jency Thomas will deliver the next Jobs PLUS professional development talk, titled “The Art of Disagreeing and Maintaining Professional or Personal Relationships.” The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in 71 North at Founders Memorial Library, a new collaborative enterprise space being developed to...
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Three finalists for the position of director of the University Honors Program will hold open forums from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. The finalists are Todd Gilson, Joel Stafstrom and Andrea Molnar. NIU’s Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges. More than 1,000...
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The University Honors Program will host its first-ever Campus Crawl 5K run Saturday, April 30. All students, faculty and staff are welcome; space is limited. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Campus Life Building. On-site registration is taken in the Honors Program office in Suite 110 of the Campus Life Building. (Online registration...
Saving lives takes courage. Saving lives makes you feel better. The University Honors Program will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. Donors can sign up online or call (847) 305-9998 to reserve a time. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome....
Mentoring: It works. Find out why.
Mentoring, a critical ingredient in student career success, will soon be receiving additional support and awareness from NIU students, faculty and staff. The Huskie Mentoring Summit, hosted by University Honors, will offer students the opportunity to explore the lifelong benefits of serving as a mentor or mentee. NIU undergraduate students with experience as mentors or...
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