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Leyla Nora Puskar, a junior art + design education major from Sycamore, is the winner of the NIU President Doug Baker’s 2015 Holiday Card Contest. Puskar hand-painted her design, called “The Gift of NIU,” in acrylic paint and edited it with PicsArt digital media. She wanted to keep her design simple and playful to excite...
Cordiah Hayes
Cordiah Hayes, a senior communication major from Chicago, has made the most of her four years at NIU. In addition to her classes in media studies, she has spent the past two years tutoring first-year students in the CHANCE program in the Writers’ Workshop. “When I applied for a tutoring position two years ago, I...
Laura Vazquez
Laura Vazquez, Media Studies professor in the Department of Communication at NIU, will receive the prestigious Distinguished Service and Leadership Award for her years of filmwork from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Vazquez will be honored Monday, Oct. 29, at the association’s national conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Since 2006, Vazquez,...
Laura Vaquez works with students in the editing suite.
When one door closes, another one opens. Laura Vazquez, an associate professor in the Department of Communication in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was reminded of this adage when she received an email in February from a colleague. Ned Eckhardt, professor of radio, television and film at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.,...
Matt Zingale
NIU Media Studies graduate assistant Matthew Zingale will premier his new documentary film, “Product of Society [the film],” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at The House Café in downtown DeKalb. “Product of Society [the film]” follows the progress of independent comic book writer Jon Michael Lennon as he struggles with finishing a new publication...