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Three finalists for the position of director of the University Honors Program will hold open forums from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. The finalists are Todd Gilson, Joel Stafstrom and Andrea Molnar. NIU’s Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges. More than 1,000...
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The University Honors Program will host its first-ever Campus Crawl 5K run Saturday, April 30. All students, faculty and staff are welcome; space is limited. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Campus Life Building. On-site registration is taken in the Honors Program office in Suite 110 of the Campus Life Building. (Online registration...
Saving lives takes courage. Saving lives makes you feel better. The University Honors Program will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. Donors can sign up online or call (847) 305-9998 to reserve a time. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome....
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...
Renique Kersh and Joel Stafstrom
New appointments this fall in two key areas under the Office of the Provost are making an immediate impact on the academic success of NIU students. Associate Vice Provost for Engaged Learning Renique Kersh and Joel Stafstrom, acting director of the University Honors Program, started their new roles late this summer. “Renique and Joel are...
Anna Quider, director of Federal Relations for NIU, talks to summer research students about her role on behalf of the university.
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the third annual Summer Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in Altgeld Hall. Undergraduate students who have participated in faculty-mentored research or artistry projects will showcase their work through posters and oral presentations. The three main summer programs include the...
Rep. Bob Pritchard and University Honors students
State Rep. Bob Pritchard chatted with University Honors Program students Jan. 20 as a part of his ongoing community outreach conversations over coffee. Over the course of the visit, Pritchard exchanged ideas with students on the topics of paying for college, how to empower students to find jobs after graduation and President Obama’s plan to...
Photo of the word "research" circled in the dictionary
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...
Tertia “Abby” Jeppson
For nine hours every Saturday and 11 hours every Sunday, Tertia “Abby” Jeppson works a cash register at the local Menards store in her hometown of LaSalle-Peru. When she sometimes hears her name on the loudspeaker, the NIU senior usually has a good idea why: One of her colleagues is trying to help a customer...
NIU Career Fairs
A human resources department knows what to look for in an employee. So what better source is there than an HR representative to give tips on preparing for upcoming career fairs or interviews? “It takes time out of your day, but you have to know how to present yourself,” said Karen Baker, associate vice president...
Students learn about Canadian Health Care and tour the Hotel Dieu Hospital Museum.
NIU honors students got a summer taste of French Canada during the “Discovering Montreal” short-term study abroad program. Along the way, they: learned about Montreal’s film, video game and entertainment industries; visited La Cinematheque Quebecoise and the Moment Factory, designers of the Madonna Super Bowl half-time entertainment; explored unique features of Canada’s Medicare system; and...
Dale Spencer and the Souper Wednesday crowd
Alumnus Dale Spencer told students from the University Honors Program on Wednesday that they shouldn’t let anything restrict their goals and that restrictions are self-imposed. Spencer shared with students how he turned his life around after ending up in a wheelchair. He visited with them during Souper Wednesday, which is an opportunity for students to...
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