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Harry and Jaymie Simmon join Anthony Roberts.
The 2014 cohort of NIU Research Rookies was introduced Monday in ceremonies at Altgeld Hall, outlining their participation in research projects that will tackle issues ranging from curing cancer to canceling out the noise of snoring. Now entering its fourth year, Research Rookies provides a select group of freshmen, sophomores and first-year transfer students the...
Jaymie Simmon
“The God Gene,” a satirical thriller by Jaymie Simmon, B.A. ’70, won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award for Literary Fiction. The novel was also a finalist in the 2013 Midwest Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction, and a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for Fiction. “Winning an award is exciting, but...
Evan Wittke
It all began with an email from the Huskie Research Rookies program. It was an invitation that changed biology major Evan Wittke’s first-year experience as a Huskie into something extraordinary – not only for him, but perhaps someday, for the world. For Wittke, the title “Research Rookie” meant he could join biology professor Barrie Bode...
When Grant Simmon isn’t directing events such Lollapalooza, the Hangout Music Festival or President Obama’s inauguration, the 2000 alum is setting the stage for an event that’s a little closer to home and his heart: the NIU Foundation Red and Black. When scholarship recipient Moonja Jeong, ’12, stepped into the spotlight at the 2012 Red and Black, her goal...
Jaymie and Harry Simmon
When they were theater students at NIU, Jaymie and Harry Simmon were more concerned with hitting their marks and memorizing their lines than they were with participating in research. However, thanks to their gift of $25,000, undergraduates participating in the Research Rookies program will have the opportunity to work alongside professors to research everything from potential...