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Program Prioritization has shown us that introspection is worthwhile, and that proceeding in a strategic manner provides the best path forward toward aligning mission with resources, accomplishing our goals and fulfilling our purpose. Laurie Elish-Piper, dean of the NIU College of Education, and her amazing team have taken this to heart. Motivated by our university-wide...
William A. Pitney has been named Associate Dean of Research, Resources and Innovation at the NIU College of Education, effective July 1. Currently a professor in the Athletic Training Program within the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, (KNPE), Pitney’s research focuses on employment issues experienced by athletic trainers in various practice settings. As such he has...
Laurie Elish-Piper
Growing up in Highland, Ind., Laurie Elish-Piper loved books and school. As an undergraduate at tiny Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, a city about an hour south of the home where her parents still live, she combined those joys of her life into a career she would treasure just as much. “I wanted to be...
Sharon Moskowitz, an NIU graduate student, and Matt Wilson, assistant professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders.
According to a 2013 report released by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, the reported number of individuals aged 19 and younger treated in U.S. emergency departments for concussions and other non-fatal, sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries increased from 150,000 in 2001 to 250,000 in 2009. The report also revealed sports associated...
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper, who has served as acting dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Education since 2015, will take over officially July 1. Members of the NIU Board of Trustees endorsed her appointment last week following a national search. “Dr. Elish-Piper’s vision for the future of the college is informed not only by her...
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For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the NIU College of Education’s online graduate program among the country’s best. The COE program was ranked No. 5 out of a field of 188 competing programs offered by institutions across the country, including 10 in Illinois. Only one of those – the University...
Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"
Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy building at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb (the former Monsanto building), and will...
Tyler Bieda and Lydia Warren
Kevin Morgan updated, tested and trained his fellow employees on the ResTool app. Samantha Lachowicz created a graphical analysis of Helpdesk “trouble tickets” by category and impact to measure the Helpdesk’s performance. James Sheputis assumed the responsibilities of a tech lab’s graduate assistant, overseeing trouble tickets, attending Helpdesk meetings and working with technical staff outside...
Some are community advisers and dining hall managers in the residence halls. Some are tutors at ACCESS. Some are employed at Career Services. Two students are working this semester as web application developers for Housing & Dining – and, like several of their fellow Huskies, earning internship credit or transcript notations along the way. And...
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All are welcome Thursday, March 26, to join the NIU College of Education for a spring tradition: the Community Learning Series. During this semester’s “Innovation in the Classroom” discussion, a panel of NIU alumni will share their experiences in introducing innovative teaching methods and ideas into their classrooms. Topics include literacy, special education and technology...
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Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) is sponsoring “Core: Conversations about Literacy” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the NIU-Hoffman Estates campus, 5555 Trillium Blvd. This event provides an opportunity for LEED alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates. Alumni are encouraged to bring colleagues and introduce...
A team of faculty affiliates from the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) developed and presented a two-day administrator academy for all DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 administrators and DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association representatives. Held Aug. 12 and 13, “Effective and Ethical Evaluation Within a Balanced Assessment Framework” addressed the Performance...
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