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NIU College of Education students might be surprised to find allusions to “Hunger Games,” Dungeons & Dragons, Tupac Shakur and even “Fifty Shades of Grey” among their Spring 2014 course selections. The classes – open to all NIU students – were redesigned by faculty in response to the interests of their students. To promote these new...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy Education is sponsoring a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This event provides the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates as well as to bring new colleagues to introduce them to...
Matt Krempel
Northern Illinois offensive tackle Matt Krempel (Columbus, Ind./Columbus North HS) has been named one of 170 candidates for the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments. With the nomination, Krempel is also a semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes one individual (from any...
Top: James Briscoe and Kathy Countryman. Bottom: Brian L. Harris and Ehren Jarrett
All are welcome to join the NIU College of Education for a fall tradition: The Community Learning Series. This semester, a “Superintendents Summit” panel discussion is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres begins at 5 p.m. Members of the panel are...
Thomas Wartenberg
The College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations invites the campus community Thursday, Oct. 3, to the 2013 James and Helen Merritt Distinguished Service Award Lecture. Thomas E. Wartenberg will present “Does Teaching Children Philosophy Educate Them?: Anti-Platonic Reflections on Doing Philosophy with Young People” at 4 p.m. A reception featuring complimentary...
NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer a motor development program for young children ages 3 to 10 from Monday, Sept. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Held in Anderson Hall, the eight-week program runs from 4 to 5 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays. This program provides young children with the opportunity to engage in...
Jerry Johns
The NIU College of Education, the Department of Literacy Education and the NIU Foundation are celebrating the naming of The Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic. The naming recognizes not only Johns’ generosity as a philanthropist to the clinic and the literacy program but also his years of ongoing contributions to the field of literacy itself. Established...
Paul Carpenter
For Paul Carpenter, chair of the Department of Kenisiololgy and Physical Education in the College of Education at NIU, getting there isn’t half the fun. It’s all the fun. He is an avid cycler and has competed in countless races for the better part of the last decade. The caveat – the races he competes in...
Jenny Parker
NIU has named Jenny Parker, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, acting associate vice provost for Educator Licensure and Preparation. Parker begins her new role Thursday, Aug. 1. “Jenny has a long standing commitment to teacher preparation,” says Vice Provost Anne L. Birberick. “She will be a strong advocate for NIU teacher...
M Cecil Smith
A farewell party is planned from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, for M Cecil Smith. Smith, a professor in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, has taught at NIU for 25 years. He is the faculty adviser to the NIU Graduate Student Research Association and co-founder and faculty associate of the...
Gaylen Kapperman
The ranks of the visually impaired are expected to rise dramatically in the United States during the next few decades. According to a 2008 Centers for Disease Control study, some 3.4 million Americans are either legally blind or visually impaired. The National Eye Institute projects that by 2030 that number will more than double, to...
NIU President John G. Peters shakes hands with Grace Reynolds after she received her diploma May 11, 2013
One president. Thirteen years. Seventy-two thousand degrees conferred. This is the legacy of Northern Illinois University President John G. Peters. On Friday and Saturday, Peters presided over commencement activities for the last time, including a Friday evening Graduate School ceremony and three separate events on Saturday. “Commencements are so important. They are the culmination of...
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