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Chris McCord and Matt Streb
Chris McCord and Matt Streb will continue to serve and advance NIU’s Program Prioritization process in new roles. Over the course of the next year, as Program Prioritization enters the final review and implementation phase, McCord and Streb will monitor progress and facilitate collaboration on initiatives that cross-divisional lines, particularly those related to administrative programs....
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In a presidential campaign season that legitimately can be described as bizarre, what’s the responsibility of the media in covering those elections? What’s the best way to ensure journalists are doing top-notch reporting on local races and referendums? How do you craft stories in this multimedia age that will capture citizens’ attention, encourage people to...
Matt Streb
At the next STEM Café, “Predicting the Primaries: How Math Shapes Presidential Elections,” Department of Political Science Chair Matt Streb will explore the nitty-gritty of election polls, discussing how they work, how they are analyzed and how they can affect outcomes. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
Lisa Freeman
The co-chairs of NIU’s Program Prioritization task forces say their groups are making good progress with reading and scoring the nearly 500 program narratives submitted in December. Academic Task Force Co-Chairs George Slotsve and Alan Clemens and Administrative Task Force Co-Chairs Michelle Pickett and Matt Streb say the groups have fine-tuned their processes as they’ve...
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Social media is ubiquitous in society. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Instagram and many more are common tools – and chances are good that faculty already use one or more of these already to connect with family, friends and colleagues. Social media can also be a powerful tool to connect with other academics, help students build...
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NIU students will have the opportunity to test their political acumen on Capitol Hill this summer as part of NIU’s Washington D.C. Congressional Internship program. Four students were selected as interns for Illinois representatives in their D.C. congressional offices, and will live, learn and work in the nation’s capital. Kiranjit Gill, a senior majoring in...
The verdict is in on NIU’s mock trial team, and they’re guilty of winning. At the American Mock Trial Association regional competition held last month in Joliet, an NIU mock trial team went undefeated and advanced to the national tournament for the first time in the university’s history. “We’ve made remarkable strides since the beginning...
Megan Greenfield
Eight Northern Illinois University sophomore student-athletes have been named to the newest class of “LEaD Huskies.” NIU Faculty Athletics Representative Matt Streb and Sean T. Frazier, associate vice president and director of Athletics made the announcement earlier this week. Introduced in 2013, the Leadership Enhancement and Development – or LEaD – Huskie program is designed to identify...
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The NIU Department of Political Science is launching two new mentoring efforts. One reaches out to students before they ever arrive on campus; the other features prominent alumni among its mentors, including a congresswoman. The new “Diplomat Program” is perhaps the most unique to campus. Beginning this week, many of the department’s majors will begin...
Eight Northern Illinois University sophomore student-athletes have been named to the newest class of “LEaD Huskies,” announced this week by NIU Faculty Athletics Representative Matt Streb and Sean T. Frazier, associate vice president and director of Athletics. The Leadership Enhancement and Development – or LEaD – Huskie program was introduced for the first time last year. The...
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Northern Illinois University is now offering a new academic program that will put some undergraduates on the fast track to earn a law degree. The six-year Accelerated Law Degree program will enable designated political science majors to shave a year’s worth of time and expense off the typical seven years needed to earn both bachelor’s...
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NIU students are invited to apply for the university’s annual congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The highly competitive program, open to all majors, will provide four students with the opportunity to live, learn and work in the heart of the nation’s capital. The program runs from late May through early August 2014. Each student...
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