NIU College of Business students study together at Barsema Hall.

Students spearhead Peer Mentor Summit

NIU has nearly 40 peer mentoring programs on campus, but participants rarely talk to each other to compare notes and successful strategies. That’s about to change, thanks to the efforts of NIU students Lauren Nale and Luis Lopez. The two honors students,

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Bold Futures

Mentorship expansion efforts gather steam

NIU President Doug Baker’s ambitious effort to offer peer or alumni mentors to all students is gaining big-time momentum. At least three new mentoring initiatives have sprouted up this semester. Inventories are being conducted of the many existing programs. And Baker is

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Laurie Elish-Piper

Laurie Elish-Piper elected to board of directors of International Reading Association, sets goals

Laurie Elish-Piper is a model of multi-dimensional success. At NIU, she is a Presidential Teaching Professor of Literacy Education, director of the Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. She also was recently elected

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