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Suzy and David Changnon
Climate affects almost everything we do. And while climate and climatic events might seem unpredictable, it’s the ability to understand them that helps decision-makers make adjustments – and better decisions. In a Board of Trustees Professor seminar scheduled Thursday, April 9, David Changnon will highlight the important role NIU students have played in his research of...
David Gunkel
Virtually no field or discipline has been left untouched by technological innovation. This is especially true in the field of communication, where so many daily interactions with each other have moved to computer-mediated systems. For this reason, it is often considered necessary to teach students how to use the technology that has and will continue...
Smart Classroom
Academic Computing Operations and Support, part of the Division of Information Technology at NIU, is offering training on using the audiovisual equipment in Provost-sponsored Smart Classrooms. New for spring semester is the addition of Open-Sankoré interactive whiteboard software to the Smart Classroom computers. This easy-to-use annotation software allows users to annotate over whatever is displayed...
NIU physics professor Stephen Martin at Fermilab
The natural scientist is constantly in search of truth, characterized by the ideal of an uncompromising intolerance for mistakes. However, everyone makes them. Recognizing mistakes is an indispensable part of the learning process. Indeed, mistakes – by both student and teacher – can be systematically built into classroom strategies. The collision with, and defeat of, carefully...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2015 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Oct. 27, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 215. Electronic submissions are preferred via email to [email protected] Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member...
Michael Kolb and Joel Stafstrom
Open forums are scheduled Tuesday, May 13, for the two candidates vying for the position of associate vice provost for academic affairs. Michael Kolb will talk and take questions from 10:35 to 11:15 a.m. Joel Stafstrom will talk and take questions from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Both forums take place in Room 406 of the...
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Executive vice president and provost finalist Marek Dollár will visit campus on Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, for interviews. Dollár is currently dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University of Ohio. Prior to this, he was professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering at...
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NIU’s next candidate for the position of executive vice president and provost, Salma Ghanem, will be on campus for interviews Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17. Ghanem is currently the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University. She previously served in the press office of the Egyptian Mission...
Provost candidate, Chukuka Enwemeka, who was scheduled to visit campus this Thursday, April 10, and Friday, April 11, for interviews, has withdrawn from NIU’s search. All forums and meetings for this candidate have been cancelled.
Altgeld Hall
Excellent finalists for the position of NIU executive vice president and provost have been chosen and will be coming to campus over the next month to meet with faculty, students and staff and to see the university. The first candidate, Martin Abraham, will be on campus for interviews Wednesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 3....
Dave Changnon
NIU anthropologist Dan Gebo revealed last semester that he likes to bring some college-level “Show and Tell” into his classroom. Turns out he’s not alone. David Changnon, a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Board of Trustees Professor from the Department of Geography, is on the same page. “Many – maybe most – students have little familiarity...
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An open symposium is planned for noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, to roll out ideas for general education and baccalaureate curricular reform essential for improving educational quality and enhancing NIU’s mission of student success. Hosted by the General Education Visioning Task Force and the Office of the Provost, the NIU General Education and Integrative Learning Symposium...
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