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Tag: Office of Engaged Learning Initiatives
Huskies Service Scholars poster
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is launching the Huskies Service Scholars Program. The program is part of a 10-state initiative led by the Midwest Campus Compact to integrate civic engagement into the college experience and support the higher education goals of young adults through community service. To do this, the Huskies...
2010 Huskie Research Rookies
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced the continuation of the NIU Huskies Research Rookies Program. Because the program’s success is due to the support of NIU faculty, the program is seeking faculty mentors for the 2011-2012 academic year. Mentoring is a great opportunity for both the students and the faculty. Only...
Many researchers find a way to combine their passion for science with love for their hobbies, but few get the chance as a 17-year-old college freshman. Count Sarah Stuebing among the fortunate. Thanks to NIU’s Research Rookies program, Stuebing spent her first year in college conducting an independent research project that tested her hypothesis that...
Undergraduate Research Day 2010
NIU faculty are invited to serve as a judge for the second annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day, scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Presentations for judging will be held at one of the following times: Session One: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Session Two: 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Session...
Patrick Green, a nationally recognized expert in experiential learning, service learning and civic engagement programs in higher education, will offer a pair of workshops for faculty Friday, April 1. The first workshop, scheduled from 8:30 a.m to noon in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center, is titled “Service Learning: When to, Why to, HOW...
Photo of books and mortar board
NIU will conduct a free seminar Saturday, Feb. 26, for people who are thinking about pursuing graduate degrees. The seminar, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will allow prospective students to speak with educators about popular programs, admissions requirements and financial aid options. The seminar will take place in the McCareins Classroom of the...
Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle’s students were doing service learning before service learning was cool. “Years ago I began sending my graduate students out to do things in the community that we’d later process in the classroom. It was a long time before I knew the name for that was service learning,” says Castle, who has taught in...
Undergrad Research Day
Registration is open for the second annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day. This year’s event will take place Wednesday, April 20, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at NIU who has participated in a faculty-mentored creative or research project is encouraged to showcase his or her work. ...
Students in Service logo
For the first time, NIU and 10 other universities in Illinois will be part of the national Students in Service program, which matches students with local not-for-profit groups in need of volunteers. NIU will send nine undergraduate and graduate students into the part-time volunteer workforce to do such things as work in food pantries, soup...