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Parade of Flags 2013
More than 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 15th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, inside the Convocation Center. Participants will march through the Convo and hear from Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for international affairs, who will...
Photo of puzzle-piece globe
“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for International Affairs....
Sarah Stuebing and friend
When senior biological sciences major Sarah Stuebing wanted to conduct an independent research project following her sophomore year at Northern Illinois University, she found a program that would allow her to work at the only primate rehabilitation program in Argentina. But Argentina is a long way from her hometown of DeKalb, and the cost of...
Photo of international flags
Fifth-grade students from DeKalb schools will march on campus Friday, Sept. 13, with flags from more than 200 countries. The 14th annual Parade of Flags begins at Huskie Stadium, continues east on Lucinda Avenue and ends at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and will complete with a...
SarahEmily Lekberg and Matthew Ropp
Two NIU students have won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to teach in Southeast Asia. SarahEmily Lekberg, an Indianapolis native who will earn her master’s degree from NIU in world music this summer, will begin a 10-month teaching assignment in August at a university in Vietnam. Matthew Ropp, a graduating senior from Oswego majoring in...
Christopher M. Jones
Christopher Jones, associate vice provost for University Honors, has been chosen for the 2013 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education by the board of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Jones is the third NIU professor to win the national award in recent years, with history professor J.D. Bowers...
SEAYLP at Afton Prairie for a community service project.
More than 125 alumni from NIU’s Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program, which has included lessons in diplomacy and civic action, recently gathered in Jakarta for a U.S. State Department-sponsored summit. Their activities including the creation of a video that artistically expressed their opinions on human rights, one of the topics of discussion. “We wanted to...
Jeffrey Chown
Board of Trustees Professor Jeffrey Chown, from the Department of Communication, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2012 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during Monday’s annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). A worldwide authority on Irish films, Chown founded NIU’s Media and Culture...
Nora Lindvall
NIU’s Nora Lindvall, who last fall was named the university’s Student Lincoln Laureate – or top senior – can hang another tassel on her mortar board this spring. Lindvall, who grew up in Geneva, has been awarded a prestigious 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to the Netherlands, where she intends to pursue a master’s degree...
NIU received the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award, signifying the strongest contributions to international education by a Phi Beta Delta Chapter over the preceding year. From left: J.D. Bowers; Christopher M. Jones, past president of Zeta Gamma Chapter; International President Richard Deming; and Deborah Pierce, chapter coordinator.
NIU representatives traveled to Kansas City last week for the annual conference of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and returned with some impressive hardware. NIU history professor J.D. Bowers received the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. Bowers, the 2010 Outstanding International Educator at NIU, created and...
Supportive Professional Staff 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence winners: Todd Latham, Michele Pickett, Deborah Pierce and Jason F. Rhode
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. The recipients are Todd Latham, assistant to the chair in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Michelle Pickett, director of the Academic Advising Center; Deborah Pierce, associate provost for International Programs; and Jason F....
George Lopez
Notre Dame professor George A. Lopez will visit NIU later this month to deliver a lecture titled, “Liberating Libya, Strangling Syria: Intervening for Human Rights and Protection.” The lecture will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society...
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