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NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Students looking for a doctoral program that meets 21st century needs for learning and health care will find that and more in NIU’s inaugural health sciences Ph.D. program. “At NIU, we wanted to have a doctoral program that made sense based on what we know about research degrees today,” said Beverly Henry, associate dean for...
Shannon McCarragher
Shannon McCarragher is in a class of her own – literally. Last month, the NIU doctoral student successfully completed her degree requirements and became the first Ph.D. graduate of the Department of Geography. “It’s the culmination of an educational goal that I set for myself about 10 years ago as an undergraduate, so it feels...
Photo of a stethoscope
Each year, thousands of students seeking to major in the health sciences are turned away for lack of faculty – a problem that is fueling a staggering dearth of health care professionals in the United States. NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences is ready to do something about it. The college last week earned...
Washington Monthly cover
NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
Bradley G. Bond
Bradley Bond, dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Graduate Studies at NIU, has issued the annual call for nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for NIU to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the...
Anne Hanley
Northern Illinois University’s Ph.D. program in history has earned a prestigious Top 100 designation by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 92 among the nation’s history programs. “Doctoral students must have a master’s degree to be admitted to our program, so they arrive with solid skills in analytical reading and writing,” said Anne Hanley, associate...
Charles Howell
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved a request from NIU’s College of Education to offer a Ph.D. degree in educational psychology. The program will be offered beginning this fall. “This is a major step forward for the department and for the college,” said Charles Howell, chair of the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology...
Among the 1966-67 Department of History faculty were (left to right) Jim Connors, Roland Ely, Reese Jenkins, Jerry Barrier and Stephen Foster.
Forty-five years ago this year, NIU’s Department of History conferred its first doctoral degree. Professor Anne Hanley, director of graduate studies, has led an effort by the department to mark the special occasion. The department has invited its Ph.D. alumni to campus for events to commemorate the anniversary, including attending the Graduate School commencement ceremony at...