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Tag: Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Huskie Service Scholars
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2014-2015 academic year. HSS is a program that seeks new first-generation or low-income freshmen or transfer students who enjoy serving in the community. In addition to seeking first-year students, or fellows, HSS is also...
Biological Sciences major Zachary Howard works in Barrie Bode’s lab as a Research Rookie.
New this year: NIU’s Research Rookies program is accepting first-semester transfer students. The Research Rookies program links students with faculty mentors in their majors or areas of interest to conduct a small-scale research projects. Students applying must be  incoming freshmen, sophomores or first-semester transfer students. Students must also be committed to participate in the program...
TLC peer leaders
The Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for peer leaders for the Fall 2014 Themed Learning Communities. A Themed Learning Community (TLC) includes two to three courses taken together to examine a common theme, such as the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Students enrolled in TLCs are able to...
Julia Spears and Maria Senf
Congratulations to the 2013-14 Huskie Research Rookies! To recap the work of the 39 undergraduate students, here are a few facts to showcase these hard-working students: This year’s Research Rookies represented 20 majors and five colleges. One hundred percent of the 2013-14 class of Research Rookies would recommend the program to a friend. Students from...
First Year Composition Program
The First Year Composition Program, with assistance from the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning, is now accepting applications for peer advocates for fall English 103 classes. With intensive focus on written communication, critical thinking and information literacy skills, the FYComp program at NIU prepares students to be successful academically and professionally throughout their undergraduate years, leading...
University Honors student and Research Rookie presented “Total Synthesis of Rottlerin” with Theodore J. Litberg
NIU junior Linnea Scherer hopes to change the way women are portrayed in video games, and she already has developed an impressive game concept thanks to the McKearn Summer Fellows program she participated in last year. “The McKearn Fellows Program was amazing. It was what got me to this point,” says Scherer of Elburn, a...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Approximately 350 current undergraduate students who have participated in a faculty-mentored research or an artistry project will be...
Freshman biology major Lydia Moore works with Sherine Elsawa in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
As Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD) gets closer and closer, NIU students are working hard to complete their research and artistry projects. Some of these students who will be presenting their work are part of the Huskie Research Rookies program. Huskie Research Rookies links undergraduate first-year, sophomore, and transfer students with faculty mentors in...
First Year Composition Program
When 80 faculty members gathered in the Sky Room early this semester for a summit on First Year Composition Program retention, the challenge was clear. What innovative ways could the group conceive to assure that First Year Composition students receive the coursework and connections with faculty and peers that will bring them success as freshman...
Huskie Service Scholar Shareny Mota sorts coats for Homelessness and Hunger Week.
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the S.E.R.V.I.C.E Committee are hosting the first Community Engagement Showcase. Students who have participated in community-based outreach initiatives in the current academic year should consider taking  part Tuesday, April 22. The event coincides with Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. NIU is working hard to make sure every student...
Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning has extended the deadline to submit faculty proposals to the Undergraduate Research Assistantship program for the summer and fall semesters of 2014. Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 3,for consideration. Faculty can submit proposals to receive support in the form of an...
Nancy Lublin enjoys building things out of ideas and people. That’s why she’s coming Saturday, April 12, to Northern Illinois University on NIU Cares Day, to kick off the university’s annual Celebrating Excellence event with two separate presentations: “Do Something to Change the World” and “Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur.” Lublin is the CEO of DoSomething.org,...
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