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NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences is heading back to school with a roster of changes aimed at bringing synergies and coordination to several programs. Those changes add two new names to the roll call this year: the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Studies. The important changes include: The School of Nursing contains only the nursing majors (both...
Judith Lukaszuk
NIU nutrition and dietetics professor Judith Lukaszuk wanted to find out if eliminating certain foods from a diet could affect chronic inflammation – the kind related to diabetes, heart disease and obesity. So she embarked on a study to prove it. The results were dramatic. At the study’s beginning, one participant reported his whole body ached,...
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Interested in giving back to the NIU and DeKalb community by fighting hunger while enjoying delicious soup? Attend the 18th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday, April 13. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Come enjoy delicious, homemade soups prepared by NIU students...
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The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education’s FIT Program is an exercise program for NIU employees, family members, retirees and residents of the surrounding community. FIT membership is now being offered for $43 – prorated for the remainder of the semester. Membership in FIT includes access to cardio- and weight-training facilities in both Anderson Hall...
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A summer internship at a food pantry in Joliet took Samantha Sandoval all the way to Washington D.C. for a field trip of a lifetime. “Getting to enter the grounds where the president lives was a once in a lifetime opportunity in my eyes,” Sandoval said. “The highlight of the trip was definitely getting to...
Beef Kofta
NIU dietetic interns are hosting two special dinner events in October. The collective theme for the special dinners this year is “Back to The Future.” Stevenson Dining Hall will step back into ancient Egypt, while Neptune will look back to the pioneer era of U.S. history. “Egyptian Oasis” The “Egyptian Oasis” special dinner at Stevenson...
Grilled portabella mushrooms
On the menu at Ellington’s for Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 1: HUSKy’s at Ellington’s. HUSKy’s features chicken lemongrass broth with dim sum or roasted beet and corn salad for starters, red berry harissa salmon or grilled portabella mushroom for entrees and German apple cake or poached apples with Greek yogurt for desserts. Each...
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Nutrition students in NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences will host cooking demonstrations Tuesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 23, in the Wirtz Hall Light Court on the first floor. Students will offer tips for healthy cooking in apartments and residence halls. April 21 “Happy Trails” – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. “Energy Bites” – 2...
Rachel McBride
When Rachel McBride transferred to NIU as an underclassman in 2011 to study nutrition, she unwittingly opened the door to a world of new and unexpected learning opportunities. As an undergraduate in the College of Health and Human Sciences, she studied abroad in Tanzania where she assessed student nutrition needs. This past December, as a...
NIU Dietetic Interns: Around the World
The NIU Dietetic Interns return this semester with new stops “Around the World.” A series of special dinners will be hosted at various dining halls during the week of March 2. “Destinations” are planned this semester in Australia, Latin and South America, and Northern Europe. The entire NIU community is invited. Meal plans, Huskie Bucks,...
Global dinners
The NIU Dietetic Interns are hosting a series of “Around the World” themed dinners in the dining halls this semester. All are invited. Meal plans, Huskie Bucks, flex dollars and are debit/credit are available as payment options. The interns hope that these dinners will expose students to a taste of cuisines from around the world...
Rachel McBride and Taylor Kortel
Students from the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences came together April 2 with NIU alum Chris Dalmares (’91), owner of Dalmares Produce Inc., to present the second annual Exotic Fruit Demo. Dalmares worked with current students to create a decadent spread of more than 55 different fruits, including some familiar fruits such as...
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