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NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will begin the 2016-17 academic year with new leadership in eight of its units. Carl Campbell is returning as the chair of economics, a position he held from 2009-2012. Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 1999, Professor Campbell taught at Mount Holyoke College, Colgate University, Dartmouth College...
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Awards
Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences selected 11 recipients for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. Following the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards were established as an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord presented the 2015 awards...
Arthur and Sue Doederlein
The legacy of two emeriti professors – and their affection for Northern Illinois University – will live on in the form of scholarships for students majoring in the humanities. Arthur and Sue Doederlein joined the faculty of NIU on their seventh wedding anniversary in 1969. That day in September marked the beginning of a passion...
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NIU this semester is launching a new Center for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education, aimed at strengthening the university’s support of science and mathematics education throughout the region. The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved center status for a duration of five years, after which it could become permanent. The center will be housed...
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Distinguished Awards
Since the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2009-2010, the dean’s office has annually invited nominations for Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards. These awards recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the college and its reputation. Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of alumni,...
Two current NIU students and one alumna have been nominated for awards from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the organization that sponsors the Emmy® Awards in television production and performance excellence. Candice Beasley and Jorge Rodas, NIU students in the Department of Communication, and Lauren Scott, a 2013...
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected 11 recipients for the 2013 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. Following the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, the awards were established as an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord will present the 2013 awards...
The NIU Department of English invites the public to meet and hear readings by two celebrated alumni. A reception and reading featuring poet Todd Davis and author Kenneth Womack will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Anthropology Museum of Cole Hall. Davis earned both his master’s degree (1991) and Ph.D. (1995)...
Kristin Huffine
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is announcing administrative changes in the college, including a new leader for the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. McCord selected professor Kristin Huffine of the Department of History as the center’s new acting director, effective Aug. 16 through June 30, 2015. “Dr....
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has honored 11 students with its Exemplary Student Teacher Award. The award program recognizes the achievements of outstanding student teachers in CLAS certification programs. Student teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the many facets of the teaching profession can be nominated either by their cooperating teachers or their...
Meredith Wood strikes gold during a storm chasing trip in Campo, Colo.
Meredith Wood never thought about pursuing a science degree because she was not confident in her mathematics skills. After taking a meteorology class at the College of DuPage (COD) and going on a storm-chasing trip, however, she was hooked. “I was fortunate enough to see many supercell storms and tornadoes. It was absolutely unreal,” Wood...
Affordability and convenient location were not the primary reasons that freshman physics major Gabriela Arriaga chose NIU. It was the opportunity to be involved in research as a freshman through NIU’s Research Rookies program that provided the deciding factor. “The best part about being involved with Research Rookies is being able to get hands-on experience...
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