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Northern Illinois University’s oldest college was honored this week for its excellence in harnessing cutting-edge technology to educate the next generation of teachers and school administrators. U.S News and World Report announced Tuesday that the NIU College of Education had earned a place on its Honor Roll for Online Graduate Education Programs. Only 14 programs in...
Norm Stahl
Norm Stahl could see the Pacific Ocean from the windows of the home where he grew up in San Francisco. The waves eventually beckoned him to surf, something that became a lifelong passion. The smell of the water and the feel of the sand between his toes still resonate deep inside his senses, even after...
Nathan LaForte
Nathan LaForte served eight years in active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and one year in the reserves, working as a mechanic and a journalist. Other Marines showed him those ropes. “They always had me do the on-the-job training,” says LaForte, who received his undergraduate degree in psychology from NIU in May of 2011,...
Rosita Lopez
The National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) has recognized Rosita Lopez as its Hispanic Hero. Lopez is an associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations in the NIU College of Education and chair of the board of directors of Casa Central, one of the largest Hispanic non-profit organizations in the United States....
NIU alumna Molly Clesen teaches a song to a 4-year-old visually impaired child in Bolivia.
On Molly Clesen’s last day of teaching, one of her students asked her for a token of remembrance. They had formed a special bond over the summer, and Clesen was touched that the child had asked. She found a bracelet with her name on it and described what it looked like to the young girl,...
Melanie Koss
Melanie Koss, an assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education in the NIU College of Education, has been appointed to serve on the 2013 Randolph Caldecott Medal Award Committee. The Caldecott Medal is one of the most prestigious awards given to illustrators of children’s books. According to the website of the American Library Association (ALA), the...
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