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Building on the success of last year’s event, the University Honors Program will host a second Social Justice Conference from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in Barsema Hall. Keynote speaker Allyson Gold will talk about her work with the Health Justice Project in Chicago in a presentation titled: “You Are Where You...
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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...
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Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected 11 recipients for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. Following the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards were established as an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord will present the...
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The NIU Anthropology Museum has been named recipient of the 2014 Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois Association of Museums in the area of best practices for its exhibition, “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake.” The Anthropology Museum was the only museum recognized with the award this year. “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the...
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
National leaders in education will gather at NIU in October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. An academic symposium is planned Tuesday, Oct. 21. Two days later – Thursday, Oct. 23 – an alumni panel will discuss the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and the current status of civil...
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NIU student Angela Burke hails from blue-collar Burbank, Ill. With its prevalence of mom-and-pop restaurants and the regular roar of low-flying passenger jets from Chicago’s Midway Airport nearby, the southwest suburb certainly seems more city. So, for a week in August, it must have seemed to Burke like she was on another planet – or...
When it comes to sustainable technology, NIU students are learning that sometimes what’s old is new. Alexis Hitzeroth and Ben Stone, both environmental studies majors, worked with two international nonprofit organizations, CATIS and Isla Mexico, for 19 days in Mexico this past summer to learn more about the methods employed there to address local environmental...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree which will lead to an initial license in elementary education. NIU plans to start new cohorts in the 2015 calendar year at the NIU-Naperville campus and NIU-Rockford campus. This...
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Lasers are cool, except when they're clunky, expensive and delicate.
Senior anthropology major Kylie Robey constructs a complicated mount for Peruvian spindle whorls.
Northern Illinois University’s Anthropology Museum is having a golden year, picking up its second federal grant in nine months. The museum, currently marking its 50th anniversary, recently received a $150,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to purchase additional compact storage as part of its Collections Rehousing Project. Earlier this...
Richard Alley. Photo Credit: Penn State University.
Richard Alley, a riveting speaker and one of the most famous climate scientists of our time, will visit NIU this month to give a public talk on the impact that fossil fuels have had on climate and the potential for a bright future of sustainable energy usage on the planet. Alley, who hosted the PBS...
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The new Apple Watch might be an exciting accessory for techies, but it’s only the tip of the technological iceberg compared to what the future has in store for consumers wanting wearable computers. So says award-winning NIU professor David Gunkel, who specializes in the study of information and communication technology and is author of the...
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