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Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco
NIU undergraduates Suzanne Serrano, Steven Smith and Ricardo Soto are beginning today a two-week summer research program on indigenous Mexican studies in Guadalajara, Mexico. Students will conduct their research at the Archivo de la Real Audiencia, the Spanish empire’s Royal Court Archive, now held in Jalisco’s public library. They will study criminal and civil court...
Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and Laurence Anthonie Tumpag
NIU graduate anthropology student Laurence Anthonie Tumpag was among 24 young Chicagoland Asian-American leaders honored Monday in Chicago. Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger led the celebration at the James R. Thompson Center which was held to coincide with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The program also featured performances by traditional Korean folk music drumming group...
Jack Andraka
The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get recommended screening tests, but early detection can be difficult because of expensive, outdated...
Lizy Garcia isn’t waiting for a degree to start working: the sophomore majoring in community leadership and civic engagement has been at it for years. Garcia was a member of the Huskie Service Scholars, which required 300 service hours her freshman year, and DREAM Action NIU, a student organization that advocates for the rights of...
A collaborative effort by two Northern Illinois University units is making funding available to undergraduates to participate in research and other student engagement projects. The Student Engagement Fund, developed by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will begin accepting proposals this week. Some funding is...
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Scholars from NIU, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southwestern University collaborate on ground-breaking research study The power of three plus three in a research study has come to fruition as scholars from three different universities in the United States and three different colleges at NIU co-authored a study titled “Borders, Bras, and Battles:...
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Longtime friends Corrine Wickens and Elsa Glover were jogging together a few years ago when the conversation turned – naturally – to education. What happened next reads like the script of a classic TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. NIU’s Wickens, an associate professor in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, and Glover,...
Paula Meyer
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently announced several administrative changes in the college, including a new director of communications. That post will be filled by Paula Meyer, currently a marketing communications coordinator at Indiana State University. Meyer was selected from a pool of more than 100 candidates. She has...
John Sall
NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to John Sall, executive vice president of the SAS Institute and head of its JMP business division. Sall will receive his honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the NIU Convocation Center. A native of Rockford who...
Official poster of the International Conference on Viriginia Woolf. Poster art and design by Chicago artists Ginny Sykes and Ruby Barnes.
NIU has received a grant of $4,500 from the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) to support cultural events affiliated with the 24th annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, co-sponsored by the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Loyola University Chicago. The grant from the IHC will enable students, clients, and staff of northern Illinois...
There are some stories that should be told, and some that should be heard, but this story is one that should be celebrated. Bob Dalaskey, a 59-year-old divorced father of two living in Naperville, “cooked chicken for KFC during high school to save money for college.” He enrolled at NIU in August of 1972 as...
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Distinguished Awards
Since the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2009-2010, the dean’s office has annually invited nominations for Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards. These awards recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the college and its reputation. Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of alumni,...
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