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Patricia Tattersall (left) is congratulated by Lisa Freeman, NIU executive vice president and provost
Members of the NIU campus community gathered April 19 to witness more than 200 undergraduate research, artistry and community engagement presentations by student leaders and scholars from a variety of disciplines. With more than 900 people in attendance, the seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and the third annual Community Engagement Showcase became not...
Mentoring: It works. Find out why.
Mentoring, a critical ingredient in student career success, will soon be receiving additional support and awareness from NIU students, faculty and staff. The Huskie Mentoring Summit, hosted by University Honors, will offer students the opportunity to explore the lifelong benefits of serving as a mentor or mentee. NIU undergraduate students with experience as mentors or...
Are you a rising sophomore, junior, or senior looking for ways to mentor other students? Consider applying to be a peer mentor through the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL). As a peer mentor, you will connect with students in your program, facilitate small- and large-group discussions, provide resources for students in your...
Gavin Engel and Michelle Delgadillo
When Gavin Engel (B.A. ’97, sociology) attended NIU Spring Homecoming last year, he learned about the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program and thought it was a great way to give back to NIU and help undergraduates find their way. He ended up getting more than he bargained for. “I enjoyed the experience because I got something out...
OHANA! Night
NIU’s Asian American Center will host “OHANA!” Night, beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. Students can meet their mentors and, at 6:30 p.m., head over to the East Lagoon for s’mores. Eighty-one percent of respondents agree: When they come to “OHANA!” people know their name!...
NIU students in Founders Memorial Library
The Northern Illinois Regional Peer Mentoring Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at NIU-Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This conference is designed for faculty and staff in high schools, community colleges and universities who organize and support peer mentoring programs; those looking to start programs at their institutions;...
NIU student in Founders Memorial Library
“Mentoring is valuable in providing students with the emotional and instrumental support needed to reach their goals as students and in life” (from President Doug Baker’s Baker Report, Feb. 6, 2015). Taking to heart President Baker’s words, First- and Second-Year Experience is looking for NIU faculty and Supportive Professional Staff who are interested in volunteering...
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Artistry requires research, and a great deal of research also requires more than a little artistry. To that end, University Honors has developed a unique approach to integrating artistry with research by funding six new entry-level projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Six students will work with several different NIU faculty members to develop their...
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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...
Eric A. Weldy
College can be a confusing time for some, and having a helping hand along the way can impact students’ overall success. Mentoring can have an important influence on students’ academic experiences as they explore different paths throughout their college journey. Students who might have felt lost a time or two can play an important role...
Today’s students at Northern Illinois University have a multitude of resources available to them in order to provide support for a successful academic career and beyond. Among those support mechanisms are NIU’s so-called peer-to-peer mentoring programs. Sophomore pre-nursing student Shareny Mota has taken advantage of these programs since coming to NIU, and now, she’s taking...
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The 10th annual Thinking Outside The Tee Box girls mentoring event was held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. A Chicagoland female business professional was paired with a female junior golfer between the ages of  11 and 17 in a scramble and mentoring activity. Before beginning the nine-hole scramble, groups visited...
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