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Tag: Outreach Engagement and Information Technologies
When it comes to engaged learning, Associate Professor Linda Saborio doesn’t only talk the talk—she walks the walk. That’s why her colleagues from the Department of Foreign Language and Literatures nominated her to be recognized as an engaged learning exemplar for her outstanding commitment to engaged learning, teaching and scholarship. Saborio encourages her students to participate in engaged...
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Northern Illinois University is getting results for businesses by connecting them with a team of student interns. Springboard was launched last year to provide customized assessments to small and midsized companies while providing internships to students. The program helps businesses develop international markets, learn about competitors, enhance their websites, expand social media, improve marketing messages...
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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
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Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology...
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Building on the success of its first regional conference on broadband and economic development held last November in Danville, Va., Broadband Communities will host its second regional conference from Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 7, in Tinley Park. The conference will focus on the extraordinary experiences of dozens of communities in America’s Midwestern heartland,...
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Are you ready to embrace the challenges of leadership and change? For the ninth consecutive year, NIU’s Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is offering timely, in-depth workshops for civic leaders like you who aren’t afraid to tackle the challenges of a changing government environment. More than 400 government professionals, staff members, elected officials, educators, state administrators...
Crain's Small Business Week @ NIU
Today’s headlines are filled with hot-button issues – social media marketing, Illinois’ concealed carry law, changes to employment law – that will affect businesses, their employees and their consumers. To help regional business owners tackle these complex topics, Northern Illinois University has partnered with Crain’s Small Business Week to present three days of seminars and...
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NIU faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to nominate NIU professors with outstanding records of community engagement for the 2014 Presidential Engagement Professorships. Nominations will be accepted now through the end of September. Established in 2010, the Presidential Engagement Professorships recognize faculty members who exemplify the following criteria: Commitment to fostering reciprocal partnerships...
“This makes sense. All universities should do this!” Following those words from a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the IBHE unanimously granted permanent status to NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement in June. The Illinois Board of Higher Education’s staff grants temporary approval for new centers and institutes and then conducts a rigorous...
Laurie Elish-Piper and Andrea Molnar
A literacy expert who has developed strong partnerships with area schools and an anthropologist whose work in Southeast Asia has earned her the trust of both villagers and government officials are this year’s NIU Presidential Engagement Professors. Laurie Elish-Piper of the Department of Literacy Education and Andrea Molnar of the Department of Anthropology were chosen...
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Northern Illinois University will host or participate in 16 financial literacy events in DeKalb, Geneva, Naperville, Rockford and Sycamore during the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Smart Week, scheduled from Saturday, April 20, through Saturday, April 27. “This year’s Money Smart Week is an exciting chance for students to gain knowledge about financial literacy topics that...
Anne Kaplan
Anne Kaplan, vice president of Outreach, Engagement, and Information Technologies at NIU, was presented with the Richard Peterson Award during a honors luncheon hosted by Econ Illinois. The Peterson Award was established in 2000 by the Econ Illinois Executive Committee in memory of Richard S. Peterson, former chair of of the Econ Illinois Board of...
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